|Origin Location||Himalayan Region|
|Date Range||1200 - 1299|
|Collection||Rubin Museum of Art|
Yellow Jambhala with Three faces and Six Hands (Tibetan: dzam bha la ser po shal sum chag drug): the principal wealth deity of the Guhyasamaja Tantra.
"Jambhala with a body yellow in colour, three faces and six hands. The three right hold a madu [sweet], hook, and arrow. With the three left, the first embraces on the left side the seated [consort] Prajna. The remaining two [hands] hold a lasso together with a mongoose, and a bow. Adorned with all the ornaments and the hair tied as a crown." (Sadhanamala, DK vol.12, fol.124, edited by Namka Chime).
"Yaksha Jambhala, having the colour of gold, Vajradhara Father and Mother as a crown, three faces, yellow, black and white. With six arms the three right [hands] hold a bijapuraka [fruit], hook and arrow. The three left [hold] a consort similar in appearance, a good lasso together with a mongoose, and a bow. With a large belly and dwarfish in form, the hair is bound in tufts, adorned with jewels and wearing garments of various silks." (Composed by Gendun Drub, 1391-1474, based on the instructions of the Lord of Dharma Tsongkapa. DK vol.10, fol.121).
Jeff Watt, 6-2006 (updated 10-2006)