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    Sale 2024

    Indian and Southeast Asian Art

    16 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 563

    A brocade mantra panel

    TIBET, MING DYNASTY, 15TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A brocade mantra panel
    Tibet, Ming dynasty, 15th century
    Red silk brocade with part of the Buddhist 'om mani padme hum' mantra in Lantsa characters, woven with flat gold and silvered paper
    Brocade of gilt-wrapped threads with silk face
    14¾ x 18 in. (37.5 x 45.7 cm.)


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    Derived from Sanskrit, Lantsa is an exclusively written language and is used in Tibetan sacred texts. This mantra translates to "Praise him who is the jewel in the lotus." For a similar panel, see Chinese Textiles, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 5 - 23 December, 1994, p. 19, cat. no. 14.

    Provenance

    Acquired in London, 1991