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    Sale 12893

    The Van der Wee Collection of Himalayan Paintings

    15 March 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 106

    A PAINTING OF USHNISHASITATAPATRA

    TIBET, 18TH CENTURY

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    A PAINTING OF USHNISHASITATAPATRA
    TIBET, 18TH CENTURY
    The bodhisattva of one thousand heads, arms and eyes astride at center, backed by an aureole of flames with a parasol at top, with Taras, Ushnishavijaya, Panchen Lama Tenpay Nyima, Shakyamuni Buddha, and Prajnaparamita seated above and the Three Mahakala Brothers below
    38 1/8 x 25 7/8 in. (97 x 66 cm.)


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    Compare with a similar depiction of Ushnishasitatapatra with one thousand faces, one thousand hands, one thousand legs and ten thousand eyes, in the Rubin Museum of Art (F1996.18.1).

    Provenance

    The Van Der Wee Collection, Belgium, acquired in Amsterdam, October 1968


    Literature

    L. De Becker, Tibetaans Boeddhistische Kunst, 1982, cat.21
    L. and P. Van der Wee, A Tale of Thangkas: Living with a Collection, 1995, pp.83-84, fig.38
    Himalayan Art Resource (himalayanart.org), item no. 100629


    Exhibited

    Tibetaans Boeddhistische Kunst, University of Leuven, 25 October - 13 November 1982