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Lot details

Distemper on cloth. Well painted with the green-skinned six-armed Mahakala striding atop a lotus base, a blood-filled skullcup with skulls and severed heads before him, flanked by a red and a black Mahakala, holding a kapala and kartrika in his main hands, his other four hands radiating around him, wearing a tiger skin, billowing scarves, and ornate jewelry, the face with a wrathful expression, the hair secured by a skull tiara, surrounded by a flaming mandorla, the upper margin with a white and a yellow Mahakala.

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: Size 150 x 119 cm

The Green Mahakala is a rare form of Mahakala and belongs to the Shangpa Kagyu, the “secret lineage” of the Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism.

Auction result comparison:
Type: Related
Auction: Sotheby’s London, 7 November 2018, lot 67
Price: GBP 20,000 or approx. EUR 27,000 converted and adjusted for inflation at the time of writing
Description: A thangka depicting Mahakala, Tibet, 18th century



尺寸:150 x 119 厘米


拍賣:倫敦蘇富比,2018年11月7日,lot 67
價格:GBP 20,000(相當於今日EUR 27,000
描述:西藏、十八世紀 《大黑天諸護法神》唐卡


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