GRAND THANGKA EN SOIE BRODEE REPRESENTANT AMITABHA DANS LE PARADIS DE L'OUEST
GRAND THANGKA EN SOIE BRODEE REPRESENTANT AMITABHA DANS LE PARADIS DE L'OUEST

CHINE, DYNASTIE QING, XVIIIEME-XIXEME SIECLE

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GRAND THANGKA EN SOIE BRODEE REPRESENTANT AMITABHA DANS LE PARADIS DE L'OUEST
CHINE, DYNASTIE QING, XVIIIEME-XIXEME SIECLE
The finely embroidered thangka depicts in the center Amitabha seated in vajrasana on the lotus dais placed on a large throne with both hands in dhyanamudra. He is dressed in monks robes including pleated mantle covering both shoulders. His face displays a serene expression with downcast eyes. A parasol consisting of flowers decorated with various ornaments and swaying strings is placed above him. An altar table with offerings is shown below and stands in front of a fenced lake. Amitabha is flanked to both sides with a multitude of worshippers. The upper register shows groups of gandharvas extending offerings and the lower section pavilions set in a mountainous landscape. The brocade border is embroidered all around with medallions.
circa 57 ½ x 44 1/8 in. (146 x 112 cm.)
Post lot text
A LARGE EMBROIDERED SILK THANGKA DEPICTING AMITABHA IN HIS WESTERN PARADISE
CHINA, QING DYNASTY, 18TH-19TH CENTURY

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An embroidered thangka of this large size and quality is rare, compare to a similar but smaller one depicting the same subject, dated 18th century, illustrated in Classics of the Forbidden City– Tangka Paintings in the collection of the Place Museum, Beijing, 2012, no. 264.

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