ARTEFACTS

Jambhala, Yellow

  • Шар Жамбал / Šar £ambal
  • Sir-a £ambala
  • Dzambha la ser po
  • Pītajambhala
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  • Tsakli (ritual card)
  • 19th century
  • Pigment on cotton
  • Height: not filled / Width: not filled / Depth: not filled
  • Collection: Hans Leder, Inv. Nr.: 4357
  • Grassi Museum für Völkerkunde zu Leipzig
  • © Grassi Museum für Völkerkunde zu Leipzig/ ÖAW
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The Yellow Jambhala, who is said to shine like refined gold, has one face and two hands. Displaying the boon-granting gesture, he graps a citron fruit in his right hand, that is depicted as a jewel rather than a citron on this painting. He holds a treasure mangoose in his left. He sits in the posture of royal ease. His feet rest on the heads of Shankha (‘Conch-shell’) and Padma (‘Lotus’), two of the eight or nine treasures of the wealth deity Kubera, that are symbolized on this painting by a treasure vase with a conch-shell. The Tibetan name “yellow Jambhala” (Tib. dzam bha ls ser po) is written beneath this figure.
© Olaf Czaja
Jambhala, Yellow
/ Mongolia / 19th century / Grassi Museum für Völkerkunde zu Leipzig / © Grassi Museum für Völkerkunde zu Leipzig/ ÖAW

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