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assault of mara
distemper on cloth
nepal
Estimate
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LOT SOLD. 48,000 USD
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8
assault of mara
distemper on cloth
nepal
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 48,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

The Jucker Collection of Himalayan Paintings

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assault of mara
distemper on cloth
nepal
Shakyamuni Buddha adorned with regal jewellery, seated in vajrasana at the temple complex of Bodh Gaya, the Bodhi tree rising behind, surrounded by the hordes of Mara engaged in distracting activities, with the earth goddess beneath the throne raising her right hand in salutation, chariots with Mara taking his leave below, an inscription dating the painting to 1559, registers above and at either side with narrative episodes, each identified by inscription, with a Vajracharya performing puja and the donor family beneath with Ganesha and Mahakala, the upper register now missing.
30 by 25 in. (76.5 by 63.5 cm.)
1559
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Literature

Hugo E. Kreijger, Kathmandu Valley Painting, The Jucker Collection, Boston, 1999, p. 48, no. 11.

Catalogue Note

The names of the donors mentioned in the inscription are now largely obliterated. However, it does record that they were three brothers and that they had the painting made in honour of their deceased parents in samvat 679 (1559). Compare a Nepalese paubha dated 1561 depicting the assault of Mara’s horde on the meditating Shakyamuni, now in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; see Pal, 1975, p. 27, no. 4.

The Jucker Collection of Himalayan Paintings

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New York