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    Sale 12168

    Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian Works of Art

    15 March 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 222

    A Painting of Buddha Shakyamuni

    TIBET, 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A Painting of Buddha Shakyamuni
    Tibet, 18th century
    Seated in dhyanasana on a lotus base with his hands in bhumisparshamudra, clad in a red sanghati draped over his left shoulder, the face with bow-shaped mouth and elongated eyes flanked by pendulous earlobes and backed by a nimbus, flanked by Prajnaparamita above left and Akshobya Buddha above right, with a various offerings below center flanked by Vajrasattva and Padmasambhava, set amidst a verdant landscape
    18 3/8 x 14 in. (46.7 x 35.8 cm.)


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    Provenance

    Private collection, New York, acquired from Doyle's, New York, 10 May 2005


    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.24084