Lot 40: A Tibetan Thangka of Buddha Amitabha in Pure Land Paradise
December 2, 2016
Hillsborough, NC, USALive Auction
19th century, depicts Amitabha seated on a lotus throne in his Pure Land paradise surrounded by bodhisattvas, Sakyamuni Buddha and Tsongkhapa are featured in halos in the upper corners between them jeweled flowers of the Western paradise, and the lower corners have Yama and Mahakala, between them you see the faithful awaiting entry into the Western paradise from a rainbow pathway, professionally framed under glass, not examined outside of the frame.
SS 25 x 17.5 in.
DOA 38 x 30.5 in.
Sotheby's, Sale 7281, New York, Asian Decorative Works of Art, March 26, 1999.
Property of a Gentleman
Condition Report: Minimal pigment loss; diagonal abrasions on either side of Amitabha's halo.