• Fine Chinese Ceramics and Work auction at Christies

    Sale 2297

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    26 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1243

    A RARE SILK BROCADE THANGKA

    MING DYNASTY (1368-1644)

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    A RARE SILK BROCADE THANGKA
    MING DYNASTY (1368-1644)
    Woven in blue, green, peach, ochre and gold threads depicting Buddha seated in dhyanasana on a lotus throne and holding an alms bowl in his lap, surrounded by Vaisravana, the Yellow and Black Jambhalas, Avalokitesvara, Padmapani, Visvabhu, Kasyapa and the white and green Taras
    27 in. (68.6 cm.) x 20¼ in. (51.4 cm.), mounted


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    Compare an almost identical, though slightly larger, silk brocade thangka of Maitreya illustrated by J. Vollmer, Silks for Thrones and Altars: Chinese Costumes and Textiles from the Liao Through the Qing Dynasty, Myrna Myers, 2003, no. 65.

    Pre-Lot Text

    Property From a Private West Coast Collection