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Lot 167
A thangka of Sri Devi Distemper on cloth, Tibet, 18th century
Sold for US$ 22,500 inc. premium
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Lot Details
A thangka of Sri Devi
Distemper on cloth, Tibet, 18th century
The fierce protector with a terrifying face and tiara of skulls around her flaming hair, The right ear is adorned with a poisonous snake and the left with a lion, crowned with five dry human skulls and a necklace of severed heads strung with intestines and a lower garment of tiger skin, a snake belt and necklace, she holds aloft a vajra stick in the right hand and a skullcup in the left, covered by a peacock canopy, she rides a mule in the middle of an ocean of blood surrounded by her two protectors Makarakuti and Simhavaktra and tutelary deities, within billowing grey smoke. Above is Saraswati and Tsong Khapa in the center flanked by lineage masters and a mahasiddha. Mounted in silks
image: 25 x 18 in. (45.8 x 63.5 cm)

Footnotes

  • Compare with a very closely related example in the Newark Museum of Art (74.35).

    Provenance:
    Private Collection, Los Angeles
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