A Tantric Tibetan or Himalayan Thangka 19th century or earlier

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Lot 365
A Tantric Tibetan or Himalayan Thangka
19th century or earlier

Sold for £ 8,125 (US$ 9,939) inc. premium

Asian Art

25 Feb 2015, 10:30 GMT

London, Knightsbridge

Property of a Lady, from the Private Collection of a Distinguished Scholar, acquired prior to 1996 (Lots 352-366)
A Tantric Tibetan or Himalayan Thangka
19th century or earlier
With three central, circular mandala, illustrating elements for Meditation, containing four wrathful deities; the apex with a blue figure of Samantabhadra, The Primordial Buddha and Bodhisattva of Mahayana Buddhism, embracing the white figure of Wisdom. The top left and right each depicting five Dhyani within a circle; framed and glazed.
82cm (32in) x 49cm (19in)

Footnotes

  • For a similar Thangka, also illustrating a central, circular mandala and the aspects of meditation, see Philip Rawson, Sacred Tibet, Thames and Hudson 1991, p. 92.
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