Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Jambhala (Buddhist Deity) - Red

ཛམ་བྷཱ་ལྷ། ནང་ལྷ། 财神(佛教本尊)
(item no. 200032)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1700 - 1799
Lineages Bon
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Catalogue # acc.# F1997.52.1
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: Semi-Peaceful

Gender: Male

Interpretation / Description

Red Jambhala (Tibetan: dzam ba la mar po): an important wealth deity related to the Trowo Lhagu and Nampar Gyalwa cycles of practice. Peaceful in appearance, red in colour, with one face and four hands, he is surrounded by numerous retinue figures.

Jeff Watt & Lee Hartline 1-2000

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