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Hevajra Nairatma
distemper on cloth
Nepal
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 12,000 USD
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41
Hevajra Nairatma
distemper on cloth
Nepal
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 12,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

The Jucker Collection of Himalayan Paintings

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Hevajra Nairatma
distemper on cloth
Nepal
Hevajra in union with his consort Nairatma standing on Brahma and Shiva, with Vishnu and Indra supporting his dancing feet, a ring of skulls and a halo of fire framing the couple, their lotus pedestal standing in a mountain landscape with charnel grounds, stupas and offerings, Vajradhara flanked by Khadja Yoginis above, red Vajra Yoginis beneath, and framed with red, yellow and blue painted borders.
33 1/2 by 24 1/2 in. (85 by 62.5 cm.)
1855
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Literature

Hugo E. Kreijger, Kathmandu Valley Painting, The Jucker Collection, Boston, 1999, p. 88, no. 31.

Catalogue Note

The now fragmentary inscription records that in samvat 975 (1855) this image of the tutelary deity Shri Hevajra Nairatma was made by Kayista Jivanara(yana?).

The painted borders of the paubha imitate the contemporaneous Tibetan fashion of framing thankas with “rainbow” mounts of patterned silk, usually bands of red, yellow and blue Chinese brocade. A silk panel of different colour or design, the “door” into the painting, is often inset in the lower outer border of the thanka frame, indicated in this paubha by the fancifully painted four-clawed golden dragon.

The Jucker Collection of Himalayan Paintings

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