THIRTEEN WORKS WITH SHAKYAMUNI BUDDHA AND SCENES FROM THE AVADANAKALPALATA
Tibet, 18th/19th Century
the important set of thirteen paintings from a series of thangkas illustrating the Avadanakalpalata of Shakyamuni Buddha, the first painting with Buddha in vajraparyankasana
on a high lion throne with elaborate torana and parasol above, seated before an assembly of monks, guardians and bodhisattvas gathered around a crystal bowl of jewels, offerings and the dharmachakra
, and a further twelve paintings depicting scenes from the Buddha’s previous lives set in open landscape with mountains, palaces, lakes and temple compounds
Himalayan Art Resources item no. 89104.
39 3/4 by 21 7/8 in. (101 by 141 cm.) each, 
Sotheby's New York, March 28, 2006, lot 138.
Blanche Christine Olschak and Geshé Thupten Wangyal, Mystic Art of Ancient Tibet, Boston, 1987, pp. 72-3.
David P. Jackson, A History of Tibetan Painting, Vienna, 1996, pp. 265, 269-70.
Hugo E. Kreijger, Tibetan Painting, The Jucker Collection, Boston, 2001, p. 34-7, no. 4.