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Tibetan Thangka Gyayin - King of the Mind, 18th C

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Tibetan Thangka Gyayin - King of the Mind, 18th C

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Rare 18th - early 19th century framed Tibetan thangka depicting Gyayin - “the King of the Mind” - one of the Five Kings and an attendant of the main King - Pehar. Whitish areas seen in the upper part of Enlargement 2 are from lighting for photography. According to Tibetan iconographical canon Gyayin “rides an elephant with a long trunk similar to a huge broken-off piece of a snow mountain”. He is holding a snare in one hand to throw at his enemies, and a razor in the other using it to cut “the life-roots of the obstacle-creating demons”. Dharmapala Pehar, the head of the Five Kings is depicted in the lower right corner riding a white lion and holding a hook, sword, arrow, knife, bow and stick in his 6 hands. State oracle of Tibet residing in the Nechung monastery is considered to be Pehar’s medium. Monbu Putra - “the King of the Body” - is shown in the lower left corner riding a lioness and holding a vajra and a staff. Shing Jachen - “the King of Virtue” is shown in the upper right corner riding a black horse and holding an axe and a snare. Dralha Kyechikbu - “the King of Speech” - is shown in the upper left corner riding a mule and holding a stick and a club. Very rare icon beautifully painted with natural mineral pigments and gold on cotton, superb detailing, some expected wear, overall in great condition for a 200 years old devotional painting. Framed, matted and glazed, painting size in sight 9.5x8 inches (24.2x20.2 cm), frame size 15.25x13.25 inches (38.5x34 cm).

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    Rare 18th - early 19th century framed Tibetan thangka depicting Gyayin - “the King of the Mind” - one of the Five Kings and an attendant of the main King - Pehar. Whitish areas seen in the upper part of Enlargement 2 are from lighting for photography. According to Tibetan iconographical canon Gyayin “rides an elephant with a long trunk similar to a huge broken-off piece of a snow mountain”. He is holding a snare in one hand to throw at his enemies, and a razor in the other using it to cut “the life-roots of the obstacle-creating demons”. Dharmapala Pehar, the head of the Five Kings is depicted in the lower right corner riding a white lion and holding a hook, sword, arrow, knife, bow and stick in his 6 hands. State oracle of Tibet residing in the Nechung monastery is considered to be Pehar’s medium. Monbu Putra - “the King of the Body” - is shown in the lower left corner riding a lioness and holding a vajra and a staff. Shing Jachen - “the King of Virtue” is shown in the upper right corner riding a black horse and holding an axe and a snare. Dralha Kyechikbu - “the King of Speech” - is shown in the upper left corner riding a mule and holding a stick and a club. Very rare icon beautifully painted with natural mineral pigments and gold on cotton, superb detailing, some expected wear, overall in great condition for a 200 years old devotional painting. Framed, matted and glazed, painting size in sight 9.5x8 inches (24.2x20.2 cm), frame size 15.25x13.25 inches (38.5x34 cm).

    Please note that this lot has a confidential reserve. When you leave a bid in advance of the auction, submit your maximum. Jasper52 will bid on your behalf as much as necessary to ensure that you meet the reserve price or that you remain in the lead, up to your maximum. The bidder who has submitted the highest bid wins the lot, provided the bid exceeds the reserve price.

    Shipping:
  • Domestic: Flat-rate of $20.00 to anywhere within the contiguous U.S.
  • International: Foreign shipping rates are determined by destination.
  • Location: This item ships from Massachusetts

    Authenticity:
    Photos, descriptions, and estimates were prepared with the utmost care by a fully certified expert and appraiser. All items in this sale are guaranteed authentic. Please contact us if there is a misrepresentation so that the item can be returned.

    Your purchase is protected:
    In the rare event that your purchase from this auction does not meet your expectations, Jasper52 specialists are here to help. If the item did not conform to the lot description in the sale, U.S. buyers may return the item for a full refund provided you notify Jasper52 within 5 days of receiving the item.
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