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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 1409

    A thangka of Buddha with Life Scenes

    TIBET, CIRCA 18TH CENTURY

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    Estimate

    A thangka of Buddha with Life Scenes
    Tibet, circa 18th century
    Depicting the Buddha seated in dhyanasana on a multicolored lotus at center, his left hand in dhyana mudra and his right in an open-palmed gesture of compassion, clad in voluminous saffron and crimson robes, backed by a blue aureole, his golden face with a green halo, surrounded by scenes depicting the Buddha giving various teachings within a mountainous green and blue landscape
    Opaque pigments and gold on textile
    33 7/8 x 21¼ in. (86 x 54 cm.)


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    Provenance

    W. Uhde Collection, Germany, before 1973


    Exhibited

    On loan to the Völkerkundemuseum, Heidelberg, 1984-2008