Provenance: Collection of Prof. Don Handelman, 2008. Thereafter in the Alain Presencer collection, who devoted his life to the study and promotion of Tibetan Buddhism and culture. His contributions to the field resulted in numerous recognitions, including an appointment as Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society. He also created the music album ‘The Singing Bowls of Tibet’, which sold over a million copies to date. Bonham’s Hong Kong, The Presencer Collection of Buddhist Art, October 2nd, 2018, lot 104, bought in at an estimate of 4/5,000 euro (HKD 35/45.000)
Published: Himalayan Art Resources Nr. 61646.
Condition: Extensive wear and traces of use. Minor casting flaws, nicks and dents here and there. The base slightly warped. Sealed. Overall, very good condition considering the age of this statue!
Weight: 222.6 grams
Dimensions: Height 9.2 cm
Jambhala is a popular Buddhist wealth deity who dispenses prosperity. He represents the Buddhist absorption of Kubera, the ancient Indian god of wealth and king of nature spirits (yakshas). This black (kala) form of Jambhala was popularized in Tibet by Bari Lotsawa. Small sculptures, such as the present, are used in rituals by monks to ensure their sustenance so that they can keep focused on their training.
Compare with a similar bronze published in von Schroeder, Indo-Tibetan Bronzes, Hong Kong, 1981, p.172, no.30B.
來源：Don Handelman 教授收藏, 2008之後Alain Presencer 收藏，他完成藏傳佛教及文化博士學位。Alain Presencer 畢生致力於研究和推廣藏傳佛教和文化，他對該領域的貢獻得到了許多認可，並被任命爲皇家亞洲協會研究員。他還製作了音樂專輯‘The Singing Bowls of Tibet‘，出了一百萬張。 Bonham’s Hong Kong, 2018年10月2日《The Presencer Collection of Buddhist Art》，拍號 104。
出版：Himalayan Art Resources Nr. 61646.
品相：大面積磨損和使用痕跡，輕微鑄造缺陷，局部有刻痕和凹痕。底座 略微扭曲，密封。總體來説，考慮到這尊造像的年代， 它的品相已經非常好。
重量： 222.6 克
尺寸： 高 9.2 厘米