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Arts of India, Southeast Asia, and the Himalayas Online / A BLACKGROUND THANGKA OF GARWA NAGPO TIBET, 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY

Lot 387
A BLACKGROUND THANGKA OF GARWA NAGPO
TIBET, 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY
15 – 25 March 2022, 10:00 EDT
Online, New York

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A BLACKGROUND THANGKA OF GARWA NAGPO

TIBET, 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY
Distemper on cloth.
Himalayan Art Resources item no.4542
Image: 24 3/4 x 18 in. (62.8 x 45.6 cm);
With silks: 49 x 27 3/4 in. (124 x 70.5 cm)

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西藏 十九世紀/二十世紀初 鐵匠護法黑唐卡

Garma Nagpo, the oath-bound blacksmith, is the main attendant to the Tibetan worldly protector deity Dore Legpa. Garma Nagpo is also a protector deity for the Nyingma and Karma Kagyu orders of Tibetan Buddhism, as well for some Gelug monasteries and incarnate lama traditions. The thangka is a superlative example of this rare subject, rendered primarily in gold, showing Garma Nagpo riding his mountain goat and surrounded by a host of other protector deities arranged symmetrically in v-shaped registers. For more information and other Garma Nagpo artworks see HAR set no.576, also see a thangka sold at Christie's, New York, 30 March 2006, lot 138.

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