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    Sale 12454

    The Dani & Anna Ghigo Collection: Part II: Oriental Carpets, European Furniture, Works of Art & Tapestries, Chinese, Japanese & South East Asian Works of Art

    12 May 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 294

    TWO THANGKAS DEPICTING BUDDHA SURROUNDED BY DEITIES AND LAMAS AND ANOTHER DEPICTING A TANTRIC DEITY

    TIBET, 18TH CENTURY

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    TWO THANGKAS DEPICTING BUDDHA SURROUNDED BY DEITIES AND LAMAS AND ANOTHER DEPICTING A TANTRIC DEITY
    TIBET, 18TH CENTURY
    The first with the Buddha seated in vajarasana on a lotus base with both hands in dharmacakramudra, wearing monastic garb, surrounded by various deities and lamas, in mountainous landscape, in brocade mounting, mounted, framed and glazed; the second with the deity standing in pratyalidhasana on various figures placed on a lotus base, his principle hands holding kapala and staff, the others radiating around his body, wearing a tiger skirt, mala of severed heads, embracing his consort, his multiple faces with severe expression, flaming mandorla behind, Vajradhara above and the four corners with each a dakini, in brocade mounting
    19 ¾ x 12 5/8 in. (50 x 32 cm.) ; the second 24 3/8 x 16 1/8 in. (62 x 41 cm.)


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    Provenance

    The first, acquired in London, spring 1972