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PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT COLLECTION OF BUDDHIST FIGURES FORMERLY IN THE COLLECTION OF THE CHANG FOUNDATION

A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF JAMBHALA
17TH / 18TH CENTURY
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 22,500 USD
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PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT COLLECTION OF BUDDHIST FIGURES FORMERLY IN THE COLLECTION OF THE CHANG FOUNDATION

A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF JAMBHALA
17TH / 18TH CENTURY
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 22,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Bodies of Infinite Light Featuring an Important Collection of Buddhist Figures Formerly in the Collection of the Chang Foundation

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A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF JAMBHALA
17TH / 18TH CENTURY
the god of wealth seated with an ingot raised in the proper left hand, the right hand grasping a tael, lacquered hair tied back in a soft cap, the lacquered flaps of the hat curling outward to tapered tips, the round face with polychrome pigment and a full beard, flowing robes embellished with incised lotus roundels covering the rotund body, the deity at ease on a rectangular bench with a vajra at each corner, supported by a stepped base
Height 5 3/4  in., 14.7 cm
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Provenance

The Chang Foundation Collection. 

Literature

Jintongfo zaoxiang tulu/Buddhist Images in Gilt Metal, Taipei, 1993, pl. 83.

Catalogue Note

The practice and invocation of Jambhala is found in the Anuttarayoga system in the Guhyasamaja, Hevajra and Cakrasamvara Tantras. His worship is associated with the accumulation of wealth, both spiritual and worldly, and the deity is often depicted holding a mongoose disgorging jewels. The present example clearly shows Chinese adoption and sincization of the god, as the attributes chosen were Chinese units of gold and silver.

Bodies of Infinite Light Featuring an Important Collection of Buddhist Figures Formerly in the Collection of the Chang Foundation

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New York