About this object

A wooden figure of Jambhala Marpo, of the Traba Ngonshe Tradition. He is carved from a dark wood, while the wrapped cloth around his waist is decorated with dots and flowers in gold. He is carved with six arms, four legs and three heads. He holds a flaming jewel in his raised right and and a bowl of jewels in his left. His lowered hands each holds a jewel spitting mongoose, both his extended arms are missing, removed at the joint. A small cavity in the figure's back would have held a charm, but this is now empty.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]
  • Date made
    18th Century
  • Materials
    Gold; Pigment; Wood
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum, 1956
  • Collector
    John Claude White
  • Place collected
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]: Ü-Tsang: Lhasa
  • Date collected
    August 1904
  • Measurements
    224 mm x 147 mm x 51 mm; 8 13/16 in x 5 13/16 in x 2 in
  • Related people
    John Claude White (Collector)

Where is this object from?

Object view = Humanities
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