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    Sale 2024

    Indian and Southeast Asian Art

    16 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 561

    A small Geometric Panel

    TIBET, 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A small Geometric Panel
    Tibet, 18th century
    Composed of pieces of 18th century Chinese silk damask and brocade arranged in the form of a grid of nine quartered squares
    Silk fabric, some with brocade or surface embellishment
    15 x 15 in. (38 x 38 cm.)


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    A ritual cloth of this size would have been used by Tibetan monks when handling ritual objects during tantric services. For a similar geometric ritual cloth, though not in as good condition, see Chinese Textile Masterpieces: Sung, Yuan & Ming Dynasties, Plum Blossoms (Int'l) Ltd., Hong Kong, 25 October - 3 November, 1988, cat. no. 17, p. 40 - 41 and Chinese and Central Asian Textiles: Selected Articles from Orientations 1983 - 1997, 1998, p. 67, fig. 22.