17 September 2003
A Thangka of Padmasambhava in the Glorious Copper Mountain Paradise
Tibet, circa 18th Century
The upper half depicting Padmasambhava enthroned at center within a palace setting atop the Copper Mountain emerging from the ocean, attended by his two wives, and surrounded by various monks, protecetive deities and dakinis swirling above; the lower half with yogins performing austerities in caves within the mountain and with rakshasa demons depicted below
26¾ x 18 in. (68 x 45.6 cm.)
Dr. Wesley Halpert and Mrs. Carolyn Halpert
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D. Weldon and J. Casey, Faces of Tibet: The Wesley and Carolyn Halpert Collection, 2003, cat. no. 39.
New York, Carlton Rochell Ltd., Faces of Tibet: The Wesley and Carolyn Halpert Collection, March/April 2003.
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