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 nagas and other students receiving teachings in the foreground, a stream with bridge and travelers on a horse in midground, and the Buddha under a tree with monks next to a lake with boats in the background, all set within a delicately painted landscape
30 ½ x 21 7/8 in. (77.8 x 56.6 cm.)
Provenance
Private collection, New York, purchased in the early 1990s
Literature
Himalayan Art Resources (himalayanart.org), item no.24081
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 16 and depicts stories #67-71:
67. Sangharakshita's Spiritual Journey.
68. Padmavati's Ordeal.
69. Consecration of the Dharma King.
70. The Arhat Madhyantika in Kashmir.
71. Shanavasika's Humility.

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