• Indian and Southeast Asian Art auction at Christies

    Sale 2300

    Indian and Southeast Asian Art

    23 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 272

    A thangka of Padmasambhava

    TIBET, CIRCA 1800

    Price Realised  

    A thangka of Padmasambhava
    Tibet, circa 1800
    Seated upon cushions over a throne, his hands in varada- and dhyanamudras, dressed in diaphanous orange, white, and red robes, his face with benevolent expression surmounted by a lotus cap, an altar of offerings before him and backed by a nimbus and aureola, flanked by two lotus blossoms supporting a book, sword, and ghanta, with a patrons' procession in the foreground and surrounded by various Buddhas, monks and deities
    86½ x 70 7/8 in. (220 x 180 cm.)


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    Provenance

    Collection of Erich Graef, 1959


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note this is a thangka of an Important Master of the Shakya lineage, rather than Padmasambhava


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTION