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RARE 18TH C. LARGE CHINESE SINO-TIBETAN THANGKA

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Lot 0129 Details

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IMPORTANT, RARE 18th C. Large Chinese Sino-Tibetan embroidery silk Thangka, finely embroidery illustrated the scene of "The 8 forms of Padmasambhava"
(Padmasambhava (Tibetan: pema Jung ne. English: the Lotus Born): the Main Founder of Tibetan Buddhism together with His Eight Manifestations)
With a steady composure gazing on all beings, white in color with a reddish hue, one face adorned with a moustache and goatee, the right hand holds an upright gold vajra. The left hand placed in the lap holds a white skull cup filled with nectar, jewels and a long-life vase. The ornate katvanga staff of a Vajrayana mendicant decorated with white streamers rests against the left shoulder. Adorned with gold earrings and a necklace, the head is covered with a lotus hat, a gift of the King of Zahor, of silk brocade topped with a half-vajra and a single vulture feather. Attired in various robes of different colors reflecting the disciplines of the Vinaya, Bodhisattva and Mantra Vehicles, he sits atop a sun and moon disc above a multi-colored lotus blossom rising from the blue waters of Dhana kosha lake; encircled by a rainbow sphere.
Seated to the left is the consort Mandarava holding the long-life symbols of an arrow with a mirror and streamers in the right hand and a vase in the left. At the right is the consort Yeshe Tsogyal holding up a skull offering bowl with the left hand. All sets against pale-yellow silk ground, bordered with red ribbon.

Provenance: From the property of Dr. Henry Porter, Towanda, Pennsylvania, April 17th 1895. Bought from Arnold, Constable & Co. Silks, NY; Broadway, Corner of Nineteenth Street, New York, N.Y.

Dimension: 85" L x 61" W
Condition
Over all in EXCELLENT Condition. Natural imperfection on the medium or silk, regardless from any major damages; includes light blooms, discoloration and minor fading. Consider normal due to the ages.
Please Note: EDEN Fine Antiques Galleries provides condition reports as a courtesy to our clients and assumes no liability for any error or omission. Any condition statement is given as a courtesy to a client, and is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Descriptions are our opinions and should in no way be construed as a guarantee of any kind as to age, condition, mater. The bidder assumes responsibility for ensuring that the condition of the item(s) meets with their satisfaction prior to bidding. 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.
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RARE 18TH C. LARGE CHINESE SINO-TIBETAN THANGKA

Estimate $2,000 - $3,000
Apr 14, 2017
Starting Price $1,000
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0129: RARE 18TH C. LARGE CHINESE SINO-TIBETAN THANGKA

Sold for $9,000
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Est. $2,000 - $3,000Starting Price $1,000
Day-1 SPRING 2017 FINE ARTS, ANTIQUE & ESTATE
Fri, Apr 14, 2017 10:00 AM
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Lot 0129 Details

Description
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IMPORTANT, RARE 18th C. Large Chinese Sino-Tibetan embroidery silk Thangka, finely embroidery illustrated the scene of "The 8 forms of Padmasambhava"
(Padmasambhava (Tibetan: pema Jung ne. English: the Lotus Born): the Main Founder of Tibetan Buddhism together with His Eight Manifestations)
With a steady composure gazing on all beings, white in color with a reddish hue, one face adorned with a moustache and goatee, the right hand holds an upright gold vajra. The left hand placed in the lap holds a white skull cup filled with nectar, jewels and a long-life vase. The ornate katvanga staff of a Vajrayana mendicant decorated with white streamers rests against the left shoulder. Adorned with gold earrings and a necklace, the head is covered with a lotus hat, a gift of the King of Zahor, of silk brocade topped with a half-vajra and a single vulture feather. Attired in various robes of different colors reflecting the disciplines of the Vinaya, Bodhisattva and Mantra Vehicles, he sits atop a sun and moon disc above a multi-colored lotus blossom rising from the blue waters of Dhana kosha lake; encircled by a rainbow sphere.
Seated to the left is the consort Mandarava holding the long-life symbols of an arrow with a mirror and streamers in the right hand and a vase in the left. At the right is the consort Yeshe Tsogyal holding up a skull offering bowl with the left hand. All sets against pale-yellow silk ground, bordered with red ribbon.

Provenance: From the property of Dr. Henry Porter, Towanda, Pennsylvania, April 17th 1895. Bought from Arnold, Constable & Co. Silks, NY; Broadway, Corner of Nineteenth Street, New York, N.Y.

Dimension: 85" L x 61" W
Condition
...
Over all in EXCELLENT Condition. Natural imperfection on the medium or silk, regardless from any major damages; includes light blooms, discoloration and minor fading. Consider normal due to the ages.
Please Note: EDEN Fine Antiques Galleries provides condition reports as a courtesy to our clients and assumes no liability for any error or omission. Any condition statement is given as a courtesy to a client, and is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Descriptions are our opinions and should in no way be construed as a guarantee of any kind as to age, condition, mater. The bidder assumes responsibility for ensuring that the condition of the item(s) meets with their satisfaction prior to bidding. 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.

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