• Indian and Southeast Asian Art auction at Christies

    Sale 2195

    Indian and Southeast Asian Art

    16 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 812

    A thangka of Padmasambhava


    Price Realised  


    A thangka of Padmasambhava
    Tibet, 18th/19th century
    Seated on a lotus blossom, holding a vajra in his raised right hand and a skull cup in his left, with a khatvauga resting against his left shoulder, wearing diaphanous red and green robes, his benevolent expression surmounted by a jeweled and feathered headdress, backed by a nimbus and aureola and flanked by two bodhisattvas, each within their own aureolas, with a temple in the foreground and surrounded by monks performing duties, all against a mountainous setting
    28 x 17¾ in. (71 x 45.3 cm.)

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    Private collection, Japan, 1970

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