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Himalayan Art Online / THANGKA DE TSONGKHAPA AVEC DES SCENES DE SA VIE TIBET, XIX/DEBUT XXE SIECLE

Lot 33
THANGKA DE TSONGKHAPA AVEC DES SCENES DE SA VIE
TIBET, XIX/DEBUT XXE SIECLE
1 – 10 June 2021, 12:00 CEST
Paris

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THANGKA DE TSONGKHAPA AVEC DES SCENES DE SA VIE

TIBET, XIX/DEBUT XXE SIECLE
Distemper on cloth with silk borders.
Himalayan Art Resources item no.4466
Image: 80 x 59 cm (31 1/2 x 23 1/4 in.);
With Silks: 153 x 84 cm (60 1/4 x 33 1/8 in.)

Footnotes

A THANGKA OF TSONGKHAPA WITH SCENES FROM HIS LIFE
TIBET, 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY

Je Tsongkhapa (1357-1419), founder of the Gelug order of Tibetan Buddhism, is depicted at the center, surrounded by important scenes from his life story. The biographical composition follows the standard set of paintings designed in the early 18th century by Jamyang Shepa (1648-1721/2). The present work is the seventh on the left of this fifteen-painting set. For block prints of this complete set, see HAR set no.509 ("Blockprints: Tsongkhapa").

Provenance
Private European Collection assembled in the 1960s and 1970s

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