Religious Figure / Jambhala



Small gilt bronze statue of Jambhala or Dzambhala Serpo. This is a form of Vaisravana, the guardian of the North. He is an emanation of Chenrezi. He has golden skin and sits in the pose of royal ease. He has bushy eyebrows and has a plaited hairstyle, although he doesn't have the third eye of wisdom or the flaming red hair, he does hold his right hand in the mudra of genorosity, holding a wish-fulfilling jewel and his left hand rests on his thigh and holds a mongoose spitting jewels. He also wears the Bodhisattva ornaments. His jewellery is decorated with jade and other semi-precious stones, some missing. The base is closed and contents appear to be in place, stamped with a double dorje.