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A SMALL BRONZE FIGURE OF JAMBHALA
A SMALL BRONZE FIGURE OF JAMBHALA
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A SMALL BRONZE FIGURE OF JAMBHALA

TIBET, 15TH CENTURY

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A SMALL BRONZE FIGURE OF JAMBHALA
TIBET, 15TH CENTURY
2 3/8 in. (5.9 cm.) high
Provenance
Christie's New York, 17 September 1999, lot 75

Lot Essay

With a mongoose disgorging jewels in hand, this figure of Jambhala conquers avarice and bestows wealth. His plump physique denotes the prosperity he enjoys. The brassy metal and turquoise inlay point to its Tibetan origin. Note the attention to the details of the mongoose, whose body wraps around the backside of the figure.

Himalayan Art Resources (himalayanart.org), item no. 24483.

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