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An Epic Thangka Depicting a King, Possibly Tri Ralpachen
Estimación
60.00080.000
Lote. Vendido 161,000 USD (Precio de adjudicación con prima del comprador)
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118
An Epic Thangka Depicting a King, Possibly Tri Ralpachen
Estimación
60.00080.000
Lote. Vendido 161,000 USD (Precio de adjudicación con prima del comprador)
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Details & Cataloguing

An Epic Thangka Depicting a King, Possibly Tri Ralpachen

Procedencia

Acquired between 1987—2001

Expuesto

The World of Mandala—Tamashige Tibet Collection, Okura Museum of Art, Tokyo, April 1—June 19, 2005

Documentación

The World of Mandala—Tamashige Tibet Collection, Okura Museum of Art, Tokyo, 2005, pp. 42—43, cat. no. 27

Nota del catálogo

This very rare large-format narrative thangka depicts the life story of a Tibetan chögyal or king. Although devoid of identifying inscription on verso or recto, it is possible that the chögyal represented at center is Tri Ralpachen (r. 815—838 CE), one the three legendary imperial patrons of early Buddhism in Tibet.

The extraordinary temple at center and the presence of two great bodies of water depicted are highly suggestive of the renowned stone temple Ü Shang built by Ralpachen in Central Tibet at the confluence of the Kyichu and Tsangpo rivers. Tri Ralpachen was also considered an emanation on Vajrapani, whose representation is found at upper center in a flaming mandorla.  

Himalayan Art Resource no. 31233

Indian, Himalayan & Southeast Asian Works of Art

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