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    Sale 12168

    Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian Works of Art

    15 March 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 208

    A Painting of White Tara

    TIBET, 18TH CENTURY

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    A Painting of White Tara
    Tibet, 18th century
    Seated in lalitasana on a white cushion over a lotus base, her right hand lowered in varadamudra, and her left raised in abhayamudra holding a lotus stem which blossoms over her left shoulder, wearing a multi-colored dhoti secured with a gold sash, adorned with beaded jewelry, her face with benevolent expression and backed by multiple halos, flanked by green Tara and Bhrikuti, with Padmasambhava seated above center surrounded by various deities from the Longchen Nyingtig cycle of meditation practice, set amidst a verdant landscape
    22 3/8 x 16 in. (56.9 x 40.7 cm.)


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    Provenance

    Private collection, New York, acquired from Christie's, New York, 25 March 2004, lot 123


    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.24085