Lot 738A
  • 738A

A THANGKA DEPICTING A REFUGE FIELD OF TSONG KHAPA Tibet, circa 1900

Estimate
7,000 - 9,000 USD
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10,000 USD
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Description

  • Distemper on cloth
  • 40 by 26  1/2  in. (67.3 cm)
Himalayan Art Resources item no. 13079.

Provenance

Rudi Oriental Arts, New York City, 1960s.

Catalogue Note

The unique feature of the Field of Accumulation as designed by Pabongka Dechen Nyingpo (1878–1941) are the five lineages represented at the upper center of the current work. From left, they are the lineages of Guhyasamaja, Vajrabhairava, Manjushri, Tigle Chudrug and Chakrasamvara. Compare the composition with a similar refuge field of Tsong Khapa, see John C. Huntington and Dina Bangdel, The Circle of Bliss: Buddhist Meditational Art, Columbus, 2003, pp. 168-9, cat. no. 39. 
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