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54
Taklung lineage
distemper on cloth
tibet
Estimate
30,00050,000
LOT SOLD. 36,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT
54
Taklung lineage
distemper on cloth
tibet
Estimate
30,00050,000
LOT SOLD. 36,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

The Jucker Collection of Himalayan Paintings

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Taklung lineage
distemper on cloth
tibet
Focusing on six masters, with two Indian mahasiddhas at center, the bearded Phakmo Drupa above in debate with his disciple and founder of the Taklung monastery Tashipel, a diminutive white Vajrasattva between them, a lineage holder below in debate with a black hat Karmapa, mahasiddhas either side, Shakyamuni Buddha above with five mahasiddhas looking inward towards the celestial progenitor of the lineage Vajradhara, a long haired but balding Tibetan lay priest below flanked by three blue forms of the dharmapala Mahakala and two Indian masters wearing saffron coloured caps. 
9 by 7 1/4 in. (22.9 by 18.4 cm.)
14th Century
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Literature

Hugo E. Kreijger, Tibetan Painting, The Jucker Collection, Boston, 2001, p. 66, no. 18.

Catalogue Note

This rare and unusual Taklung lineage thanka is painted with delightful spontaneity, the characters imbued with animation and idiosyncratic expression. The format of the painting differs from others in the relatively large group of some sixty known works associated with the Kargyu monastery founded in 1180 by Tashipel (1142-1210). Compare another thirteenth century lineage painting executed in the classic Taklung style and including a number of the same mahasiddhas represented in the side register; see Kossak and Casey Singer, 1998, pp. 94-5, no.19. 

The Jucker Collection of Himalayan Paintings

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