Gilt bronze Kāla-Jambhala, China, 18th century

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Gilt bronze figure of Kāla-Jambhala (Black Jambhala).

This divinity is one of the forms of Jambhala, here under the wrathful aspect of a pot-bellied dwarf. He stands, in front of a flamed mandorla, stamping next to Kubera, the god of riches of the Hindu pantheon. Kāla-Jambhala carries a skull-shaped coupe filled with blood in his right hand and a "jewel-spewing mongoose " in the left hand.

China, 18th century

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  • Items quantity:  1
  • Height in cm : 14 cm
  • Width in cm : 11 cm
  • Depth in cm : 1 cm
  • Expertissim Reference: 2015100649