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    Sale 12168

    Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian Works of Art

    15 March 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 218

    A painting from an Avadana Kalpalata Series

    TIBET, 18TH/19TH CENTURY

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    A painting from an Avadana Kalpalata Series
    Tibet, 18th/19th century
    With various scenes, including various structures with students receiving teachings in the foreground, two with the Buddha in midground, and a large mountain wrapped by a giant black snake, set in an ocean with boats, in the background, all set within a delicately painted landscape
    29 ½ x 21 7/8 in. (74.5 x 56.5 cm.)


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    This painting is number 10 and depicts stories #34-38:
    34. The Nagas Nanda and Upananda, Maudgalyayana subdues two troublesome nagas.
    35. The Householder Sudatta, several stories about the virtue of pure generosity.
    36. Ghosila, The Honest official, further stories about the virtue of gift giving.
    37. Purna's Power of Virtue, an illigitimate child grows up, renounces worldly life, becomes a monk and then an arhat.
    38. Mukapangu, The Idiot Cripple, a prince is faced with many difficulties while trying to become a monk.

    Provenance

    Private collection, New York, purchased in the early 1990s


    Saleroom Notice

    Christie’s and the consignors of lots 208-255 intend to donate a portion of their proceeds received from the sale of the lot to Himalayan Art Resources, a 501(c)(3) not-for profit charity. Please note that a buyers who purchase these lots will not be eligible for any charitable contribution deduction in relation to such purchase.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Christie’s and the consignors of lots 208-255 intend to donate a portion of their proceeds received from the sale of the lot to Himalayan Art Resources, a 501(c)(3) not-for profit charity. Please note that a buyers who purchase these lots will not be eligible for any charitable contribution deduction in relation to such purchase.


    Literature

    Himalayan Art Resources (himalayanart.org). item no.24080