Gilt bronze and repoussé copper subject, with polychrome highlights, representing the White Jambhala deity, god of abundance, one of the manifestations of Avalokiteshvara, dressed in armour and crowned with a five-floret tiara, removable. He sits on the snow lion, the latter harnessed and adorned with bells. He had to hold the mongoose in his left hand and a banner in his right. The deity is adorned with a collar and an apron, attached, made of silk brocade.
(Missing the base, the mongoose and the banner, one of the finials of the tiara, a bell; small deformations, a finial to be reattached).
H. Thirty-seven centimeters.
Provenance: Former collection of Victor Joseph Kerihuel, civil engineer, sent between 1910 and 1912 to the Sino-Tibetan border to build a bridge.