• Indian and Southeast Asian Art auction at Christies

    Sale 2300

    Indian and Southeast Asian Art

    23 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 269

    A thangka of Rudra Chakrin


    Price Realised  


    A thangka of Rudra Chakrin
    Tibet, 18th century
    Seated on an elaborate throne at center holding the stem of a large pink lotus and clad in billowing multicolored robes, with a raging battle scene below and Ushnishavijaya flanked by heavenly vignettes above
    Opaque pigments and gold on textile
    25 x 16½ in. (63.5 x 42 cm.)

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    Rudra Chakrin is the last of the twenty-five kings of Shambhala. The battle scene in the lower register depicts the war to cleanse the world from evil.

    Pre-Lot Text