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Property of the Bothwell Family Collection

A Thangka Depicting Sri Devi, Tibet, 19th Century

Auction Closed

September 20, 05:33 PM GMT

Estimate

3,000 - 5,000 USD

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Property of the Bothwell Family Collection

A Thangka Depicting Sri Devi

Tibet, 19th Century 


13⅛ by 9⅝ in. (33.3 by 24.5 cm)


the wrathful female Tantric deity with bared fangs thrashing down on a human corpse, wearing a five-skull diadem in a halo of flaming hair, holding a kapala in her left hand and club surmounted with a vajra in her right, seated on a mule and surrounded by two lamas in the upper corners, with a host of wrathful deities seated below


Himalayan Art Resources item no. 13707.

James Bothwell, acquired in Nepal, 1960s. 
For another example of a serthang thangka showing similar expression with the gold line, see P. Pal, Tibetan Paintings, pl. 115.