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    Sale 2271

    Indian and South East Asian Art: Including Highlights from the Star Collection

    20 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1412

    A thangka of a lama and a thangka of a wrathful teacher


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    A thangka of a lama and a thangka of a wrathful teacher
    Tibet, 17th century
    Each with red and brown line on gold ground, the first depicting Osrung as an Indian monk seated in dhyanasana on a wide lotus at center, his hands in dharmachakra mudra, his portrait-like face flanked by long earlobes and backed by a halo, with Chaturbhuja Lokeshvara above and further monks below; the second depicting the wrathful teacher Tobden in alidhasana amid a ring of flames, clad in a dhoti, billowing robes, and bone jewelry, with Ratnasambhava and King Trisong Detsen above and a Nyingma lama at right
    Opaque pigments and gold on textile
    12½ x 9½ in. (32 x 24 cm.) (2)

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    The two paintings have iconography linking them to the tradition of Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo.

    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from the Collection of Paul F. Walter