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A PAINTING OF USHNISHASITATAPATRA
A PAINTING OF USHNISHASITATAPATRA

TIBET, 18TH CENTURY

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A PAINTING OF USHNISHASITATAPATRA
TIBET, 18TH CENTURY
The bodhisattva of one thousand heads, arms and eyes astride at center, backed by an aureole of flames with a parasol at top, with Taras, Ushnishavijaya, Panchen Lama Tenpay Nyima, Shakyamuni Buddha, and Prajnaparamita seated above and the Three Mahakala Brothers below
38 1/8 x 25 7/8 in. (97 x 66 cm.)
Provenance
The Van Der Wee Collection, Belgium, acquired in Amsterdam, October 1968
Literature
L. De Becker, Tibetaans Boeddhistische Kunst, 1982, cat.21
L. and P. Van der Wee, A Tale of Thangkas: Living with a Collection, 1995, pp.83-84, fig.38
Himalayan Art Resource (himalayanart.org), item no. 100629
Exhibited
Tibetaans Boeddhistische Kunst, University of Leuven, 25 October - 13 November 1982

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Compare with a similar depiction of Ushnishasitatapatra with one thousand faces, one thousand hands, one thousand legs and ten thousand eyes, in the Rubin Museum of Art (F1996.18.1).

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