A painting from an Avadana Kalpalata Series
Christie’s and the consignors of lots 208-255 intend to donate a portion of their proceeds received from the sale of the lot to Himalayan Art Resources, a 501(c)(3) not-for profit charity. Please note that a buyers who purchase these lots will not be eligible for any charitable contribution deduction in relation to such purchase.
A painting from an Avadana Kalpalata Series

TIBET, 18TH/19TH CENTURY

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A painting from an Avadana Kalpalata Series
Tibet, 18th/19th century
With various scenes, including various structures with students receiving teachings in the foreground, two with the Buddha in midground, and a large mountain wrapped by a giant black snake, set in an ocean with boats, in the background, all set within a delicately painted landscape
29 ½ x 21 7/8 in. (74.5 x 56.5 cm.)
Provenance
Private collection, New York, purchased in the early 1990s
Literature
Himalayan Art Resources (himalayanart.org). item no.24080
Sale room notice
Christie’s and the consignors of lots 208-255 intend to donate a portion of their proceeds received from the sale of the lot to Himalayan Art Resources, a 501(c)(3) not-for profit charity. Please note that a buyers who purchase these lots will not be eligible for any charitable contribution deduction in relation to such purchase.

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Lot Essay

This painting is number 10 and depicts stories #34-38:
34. The Nagas Nanda and Upananda, Maudgalyayana subdues two troublesome nagas.
35. The Householder Sudatta, several stories about the virtue of pure generosity.
36. Ghosila, The Honest official, further stories about the virtue of gift giving.
37. Purna's Power of Virtue, an illigitimate child grows up, renounces worldly life, becomes a monk and then an arhat.
38. Mukapangu, The Idiot Cripple, a prince is faced with many difficulties while trying to become a monk.

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