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Lot 45: A Tibetan Thangka of Vajrakilaya
December 2, 2016
Hillsborough, NC, USALive Auction
18th century, the tantric deity and consort are depicted striding over bodies below, his six arms holding Buddhist implements and passionately embracing his consort, the couple encircled by an aureole of flames and smoke, Buddhist deities inhabit the landscape above and below, a black line drawing of a chorten containing Tibetan inscriptions appears on the back side of the thangka, double framed under glass so the back side can be seen.
DOA 26.75 x 19.75 in.
Sotheby's, Sale 7281, New York, Asian Decorative Works of Art, March 26, 1999.
Property of a Gentleman
Condition Report: Rubbing to details, particularly to lower figures; upper right figure may have repair and repainting; several scattered pin holes.