- 10th century
- Nepal, Kathmandu Valley
- H. 5 1/4 in. (13.3 cm); W. 4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm); D. 3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Samuel Eilenberg Collection, Gift of Samuel Eilenberg, 1987
- Accession Number:
Jambhala, a god of wealth, has his roots in the early yaksha tradition of north India. He can be readily identified from his corpulent form and from the mongoose spitting gems that he holds in his left hand. He is understood to be an emanation of the Buddha Ratnasambhava, and his consort is the goddess Vasudhara, who also is a personification of wealth and abundance.