A RED GROUND THANGKA DEPICTING TWO ARHATS TIBET, 17TH CENTURY
10,000 - 15,000 USD
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the arhat Chudapantaka with hands folded gently in his lap in dhyanasana mudra, seated in a three-quarter posture clad in layers of brocaded robes on an elaborate throne chair supported by white snow lions, covered with embroidered silk with carved dragon heads flanking each side, devotees at the base making offerings, the arhat Kalika holding a ring in his left hand, seated with the right leg crossed over the left on a rock cut surface adorned with embroidered silks and wearing a silk sanghati in the style of the Buddha Shakyamuni, with Vaishravana at his side, with Shakyamuni represented in four separate manifestations above, White Tara represented in a white nimbus below, all set amidst a palace complex, rich foliage, snow-peaked mountains on a red-ground mineral background Himalayan Art Resources item no. 13637.