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    Sale 12168

    Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian Works of Art

    15 March 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 224

    A Painting of Tsongkhapa

    TIBET, 19TH CENTURY

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    Estimate

    A Painting of Tsongkhapa
    Tibet, 19th century
    Seated in dhyanasana on a lotus base set in a bank of clouds with his hands in dharmachakramudra, clad in robes and flanked by lotus blossoms at his shoulders supporting a sword and a text, the face with serene expression surmounted by a pointed cap and backed by a nimbus, flanked by Gyaltsab and Khedrub, with Maitreya seated on a throne above flanked by Vighnantaka and Atisha on the left and Tsongkhapa and Vajrapani on the right, an altar with tormas and butter lamps below center, with the outer form of Yama Dharamaraja at left, a kneeling donor figure and Dorje Shugden on the right, set amidst a mountainous landscape
    25 5/8 x 16 1/8 in. (65.4 x 41.2 cm.)


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    Provenance

    Private collection, New York, acquired from Doyle's, New York, 18 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.24083