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Five Thangkas

Auction:
2927B
Lot:
724
Sold for:
$2,460$2,000

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Auction:
Asian Works Of Art - 2927B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
September 16, 2016 11:00AM

Description:

Five Thangkas, Tibetan China, 18th to early 20th century, one depicting Mahakala stepping on a white elephant; one depicting the Refugee Tree with a lama figure in the center; one with Zambala on a white lion; one with a deity stepping on snakes; and one depicting Sitatapatra with "thousand faces" standing on a lotus throne, bordered with fabric, distemper on cloth with gold details to some, framed and glazed, painting from 8 1/4 x 6 3/8 to 15 x 11 in.
Estimate $700-900

all not examined out of frames, some with pigment losses along creases and edges, severe buckling to Sitatapatra, some with minor buckling, some with severe mildew in progress.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Buddhist tantras, Hindu gods, Indian religions, Mahākāla, Religion, Sitatapatra, Thangkas, Tibetan art, Vajrayana

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