81
81
bon deity
distemper on cloth
tibet
Estimate
12,00018,000
LOT SOLD. 20,400 USD
JUMP TO LOT
81
bon deity
distemper on cloth
tibet
Estimate
12,00018,000
LOT SOLD. 20,400 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

The Jucker Collection of Himalayan Paintings

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bon deity
distemper on cloth
tibet
The red deity dressed with a multicolored lower garment, jewelry and crown, seated on a peacock throne with animal torana, hands with teaching gestures, the left holding a white flower bloom, two attenuated standing figures in attendance, with naked dancing females at either side of the lotus pedestal, seated figures above and below, one dressed in white lay costume, the shrine set against a field of seated figures with right hands in the earth touching gesture, a group of five deities in the lower register, two riding mythical beasts.
25 2/3 by 20 in. (65 by 51 cm.)
circa 14th/15th Century
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Literature

Hugo E. Kreijger, Tibetan Painting, The Jucker Collection, Boston, 2001, p. 168, no. 68

Catalogue Note

The vibrant palette of the Nepalese ateliers coupled with the somewhat naive style would suggest a western Tibetan provenance for this rare painting, or possibly north-western Nepal. The style is based on a model popular in west Tibet in the twelth through the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. Compare the geometric fields behind the shrine in earlier paintings such as a circa 12th century Rinchen Sangpo; see Rhie and Thurman, 1997, p. 439, no. 191 (60a).

The Jucker Collection of Himalayan Paintings

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New York