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    Sale 12893

    The Van der Wee Collection of Himalayan Paintings

    15 March 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 124

    A PAINTING OF VISHNU

    NEPAL, 17TH CENTURY

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    A PAINTING OF VISHNU
    NEPAL, 17TH CENTURY
    The four-armed deity standing in a temple structure at center, flanked by Lakshmi and Garuda on either side, with seated devotees outside the temple, surrounded by other four-armed gods with eight nagas in a sea below and donors identified by inscription at the bottom
    35 x 20 ½ in. (89 x 52 cm.)


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    Compare with an 18th century painting of Vishnu Shrine with a very similar iconographic composition (P. Pal, The Arts of Nepal, Vol II: Painting, 1978, pl.120).

    Provenance

    The Van Der Wee Collection, Belgium, acquired in February 1978


    Literature

    L. and P. Van der Wee, A Tale of Thangkas: Living with a Collection, 1995, pp.141-143, fig.66
    Himalayan Art Resources (himalayanart.org), item no.100654


    Exhibited

    De Taal van de Thangka, Ethnographic Museum, Antwerp, 1995