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    Sale 12168

    Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian Works of Art

    15 March 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 212

    A Painting of Ushnishavijaya

    TIBET, 18TH CENTURY

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    A Painting of Ushnishavijaya
    Tibet, 18th Century
    Finely painted depicting the goddess of longevity seated on a lotus base with offerings placed before her, her six hands in various mudras and holding a vishvavajra, a small Amitabha on a lotus, and arrow, a bow, a lasso and vase, the three faces with a third eye and surmounted by an elaborate crown, backed by a nimbus and aureole surrounded by flora, with lamas seated above and a river flowing below, all set within a verdant landscape with fauna and cloud-filled skies
    19 3/8 x 12 ¼ in. (49.3 x 31.1 cm.)


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    Provenance

    Acquired in 1999


    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.24090