Lot 44: A Tibetan Thangka of Yama Dharmaraja
December 2, 2016
Hillsborough, NC, USALive Auction
19th century, black silk ground with red, white, and gilt decoration, he stands with his feet askance on figures over a lotus base, he holds a vajra chopper in his hand up in the air and a skull cup in his other, a necklace of decapitated heads around his neck, his face is ferocious with bared fangs and bulging eyes surmounted by a skull tiara, backed by a flaming aureole, with Buddhist deities above and below, with mountains to the left and right, professionally framed under glass, not examined outside of the frame.
SS 29.75 x 20.25 in.
DOA 43.25 x 33.25 in.
Christie's, Sale 2409, Amsterdam, Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian Art, April 13, 1999.
Property of a Gentleman
Condition Report: Rubbing to outer edges of cloth; some pigment loss consistent with age and likely rolled storage, but does not detract from the overall image.