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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 1404

    A thangka of Buddha Shakyamuni


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    A thangka of Buddha Shakyamuni
    Tibet, 18th century
    Seated at center in dhyanasana on a lotus, his left hand in dhyana mudra and his right reaching across the knee, with golden skin, dressed in crimson and saffron robes with gold floral motifs, surrounded by registers of miniature Buddhas seated in meditation, each also wearing saffron or crimson robes
    Opaque pigments and gold on textile
    28¾ x 18½ in. (73 x 47 cm.)

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    The iconography of 188 small Buddhas surrounding a central Buddha figure is from the group known as the 1000 Buddhas of this Age. The present example likely belongs to a set of seven thangkas.

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