Tibet. Distemper and gilt on cloth. Seated in dhyanasana atop a lotus cushion backed by a foliate mandorla and halo, her left hand holding the parasol between two fingers, the other hand lowered in abhaya mudra, wearing loose-fitting robes and billowing scarves, richly adorned with jewelry, surrounded by bodhisattvas and monks in a landscape with temples and trees, the upper margin with two groups of deities descending from the sky on clouds.
Provenance: Acquired by the father of the present owners around 1970 and thence by descent.
Condition: Good condition with some wear, creasing, abrasions, minor losses, possibly minor touchups.
Dimensions: 160 x 126 cm
Expert’s note: Thangkas depicting Sitatapatra with one head and two arms are rare, as she is much more commonly depicted in her popular 1000-headed and 1000-armed form as well as other multi-headed manifestations.
Compare a related thangka of a single-headed Sitatapatra holding the parasol, in the collection of the American Museum of Natural History, Himalayan Art Resources item number 94359.
尺寸：160 x 126 厘米
比較一件相近的大白傘蓋單頭佛母，收藏於美國自然史博物館，Himalayan Art Resources，編號94359。
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