Lot 24: A Thangka depiciting Avalokitesvara Sino/Tibet, 18th Century

Florence Number Nine

April 5, 2014
Florence, Italy

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An elegant thangka depicting the Bodhisattva of compassion, Avalokiteśvara in his four-arm variant (caturbhujaṢaḍakṣari-Lokeśvara. Embellished with lavish jewellery, he holds in his two hands extended outwards the mālā rosary and a lotus flower. The others close to his chest in maṇidharamudrā, enclose the jewel of desire, cintāmaṇi. Seated with his legs in padmāsana he is set inside a splendid white and orange tone pagoda,The interior of the structure presents ten other figures in prayer, whilst outside the palace walls, some small monks seem to be in pilgrimage towards the main entrance.

lxh 42 x 58 cm
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