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Bardo Thodol Mandalas
Distemper on cloth
Tibet
Estimate
10,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 33,000 USD
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148
Bardo Thodol Mandalas
Distemper on cloth
Tibet
Estimate
10,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 33,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

The Jucker Collection of Himalayan Paintings

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Bardo Thodol Mandalas
Distemper on cloth
Tibet
The two bardo scenes confined within concentric circles emerging from clouds within a mountain landscape with deities and hierarchs, the upper mandala depicting wrathful deities enveloped in flames, the lower circle of gods and universes set against deep blue space.
24 3/8 by 17 in. (62 by 43 cm.)
19th Century
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Literature

Hugo E. Kreijger, Tibetan Painting, The Jucker Collection, Boston, 2001, p. 132, no. 50

Catalogue Note

Tradition has it that Padmasambhava, shown upper left, was the author of the Bardo Thodol, the Tibetan Book of the Dead. The treatise is concerned with the days after physical demise and the deities encountered on the journey to rebirth.

The Jucker Collection of Himalayan Paintings

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