God of Wealth Yellow Jambhala Kubera 19th Century Qing Dynasty Gilt Bronze Buddha 黄财神
Antique Gold Gilded Bronze Buddha
Yellow Jambhala 黄财神
God of Wealth Kubera with Mongoose
Circa: Qing dynasty, 19th century
H 6 in. (15cm), W 4 in. (10cm), D 3.25 in. (8.24cm)
Condition: very good!
A finely cast bronze statue gilded in real gold with exiguous floral motifs, this venerable Kubera Jambhala is seated in lalitasana posture, with his pendent right foot supported on a conch shell atop a large lotus, his right hand holding a smaller conch, and in his left hand a jewel dispensing Nakula Mongoose. The revere dignity of this Kubera befits his role as the emanation of Vaisravana Dharmapala, the Lord of Wealth and Guardian Deity of the North. He is the most important deity among the eight generals of Vaisravana. Cast with an open base, the bony Jambhala statue is attributed to the 19th century late Qing era.