29th Sep, 2022 13:00

DAY 1 - TWO-DAY AUCTION - Fine Chinese Art / 中國藝術集珍 / Buddhism & Hinduism

 
  Lot 187
 

187

A THANGKA OF VAJRAVARAHI, TIBET, 18TH-19TH CENTURY
十八至十九世紀西藏金剛亥母唐卡

Sold for €3,120

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Lot details

Distemper and gold on cloth. The goddess standing in ardhaparyankasana on a prostrate figure atop a triangular base in front of a flaming mandorla, within a verdant landscape and with offerings before her. Vajravarahi is holding a kartrika in her primary right hand and a kapala in her left, a vajhra-handled sword in the secondary right hand and a khatvanga with vajra in her left.

Inscriptions: To the center and to each corner, ‘oh ah hum’.

Provenance: German trade.
Condition: Good condition with minor old wear, little creasing, some soiling, and a few small tears and losses.

Dimensions: Image size 41. 5 x 32.5 cm, size incl. mounting 69 x 48.2 cm

Vajravarahi is flanked by two Buddhas in the upper register and Green and White Tara in the lower register, all within a red border. Her body is richly adorned with fine jewelry and a garland of severed heads. Her flaming hair is secured by a tiara with vividly painted skulls. The silk mounting most likely dates to the same period as the painting itself.

Literature comparison:
Compare a related thangka of Vajravarahi, dated to the 18th century and attributed to Kham Province, Eastern Tibet, in the collection of the Rubin Museum of Art, object number C2006.66.396.

Auction result comparison:
Type: Related
Auction: Sotheby’s New York, 16 September 2015, lot 460
Price: USD 11,250 or approx. EUR 13,000 converted and adjusted for inflation at the time of writing
Description: A thangka depicting Kurukulla, Tibet, 19th century

Auction result comparison:
Type: Related
Auction: Christie’s New York, 14 September 2010, lot 152
Price: USD 43,750 or approx. EUR 55,500 converted and adjusted for inflation at the time of writing
Description: A thangka of Tinuma Vajrayogini, Tibet, 18th century



十八至十九世紀西藏金剛亥母唐卡
布面膠彩描金。此幅唐卡是單身像的金剛亥母。亥母紅色身。左手托著盛滿鮮血的嘎巴拉碗。右手上舉,持鉞刀,象徵清除人的一切愚昧,勾召智慧真性。左腿單腿舞蹈立姿,踩踏人屍,表示戰勝外在的敵人。

款識:
唐卡背面中央和四角可見“嗡啊哞”

來源:
德國古玩交易市場。
品相:
狀況良好,有輕微的磨損、少許摺痕、一些污漬以及一些小的撕裂和缺損。

尺寸:畫面41. 5 x 32.5 厘米, 總69 x 48.2 厘米

金剛亥母
的兩側分別是兩尊佛和綠度母和白度母。金剛亥母佩戴著精美的珠寶和頭顱花環。 她如火焰般的頭髮由頭飾固定,頭飾同樣裝飾頭骨。絲綢裝幀可能與這幅畫來自同一時期。

文獻比較:
比較一件相近的十八世紀金剛亥母唐卡,來自於西西藏康巴省,現藏於魯賓藝術博物館,收藏編號 C2006.66.396。

拍賣結果比較:
形制:相近
拍賣:紐約蘇富比,2015年9月16日,lot 460
價格:USD 11,250(相當於今日EUR 13,000
描述:十九世紀西藏咕嚕咕列佛母

拍賣結果比較:
形制:相近
拍賣:紐約佳士得,2010年9月14日,lot 152
價格:USD 43,750(相當於今日EUR 55,500
描述:十八世紀帝鲁瑪空行母

 

Distemper and gold on cloth. The goddess standing in ardhaparyankasana on a prostrate figure atop a triangular base in front of a flaming mandorla, within a verdant landscape and with offerings before her. Vajravarahi is holding a kartrika in her primary right hand and a kapala in her left, a vajhra-handled sword in the secondary right hand and a khatvanga with vajra in her left.

Inscriptions: To the center and to each corner, ‘oh ah hum’.

Provenance: German trade.
Condition: Good condition with minor old wear, little creasing, some soiling, and a few small tears and losses.

Dimensions: Image size 41. 5 x 32.5 cm, size incl. mounting 69 x 48.2 cm

Vajravarahi is flanked by two Buddhas in the upper register and Green and White Tara in the lower register, all within a red border. Her body is richly adorned with fine jewelry and a garland of severed heads. Her flaming hair is secured by a tiara with vividly painted skulls. The silk mounting most likely dates to the same period as the painting itself.

Literature comparison:
Compare a related thangka of Vajravarahi, dated to the 18th century and attributed to Kham Province, Eastern Tibet, in the collection of the Rubin Museum of Art, object number C2006.66.396.

Auction result comparison:
Type: Related
Auction: Sotheby’s New York, 16 September 2015, lot 460
Price: USD 11,250 or approx. EUR 13,000 converted and adjusted for inflation at the time of writing
Description: A thangka depicting Kurukulla, Tibet, 19th century

Auction result comparison:
Type: Related
Auction: Christie’s New York, 14 September 2010, lot 152
Price: USD 43,750 or approx. EUR 55,500 converted and adjusted for inflation at the time of writing
Description: A thangka of Tinuma Vajrayogini, Tibet, 18th century



十八至十九世紀西藏金剛亥母唐卡
布面膠彩描金。此幅唐卡是單身像的金剛亥母。亥母紅色身。左手托著盛滿鮮血的嘎巴拉碗。右手上舉,持鉞刀,象徵清除人的一切愚昧,勾召智慧真性。左腿單腿舞蹈立姿,踩踏人屍,表示戰勝外在的敵人。

款識:
唐卡背面中央和四角可見“嗡啊哞”

來源:
德國古玩交易市場。
品相:
狀況良好,有輕微的磨損、少許摺痕、一些污漬以及一些小的撕裂和缺損。

尺寸:畫面41. 5 x 32.5 厘米, 總69 x 48.2 厘米

金剛亥母
的兩側分別是兩尊佛和綠度母和白度母。金剛亥母佩戴著精美的珠寶和頭顱花環。 她如火焰般的頭髮由頭飾固定,頭飾同樣裝飾頭骨。絲綢裝幀可能與這幅畫來自同一時期。

文獻比較:
比較一件相近的十八世紀金剛亥母唐卡,來自於西西藏康巴省,現藏於魯賓藝術博物館,收藏編號 C2006.66.396。

拍賣結果比較:
形制:相近
拍賣:紐約蘇富比,2015年9月16日,lot 460
價格:USD 11,250(相當於今日EUR 13,000
描述:十九世紀西藏咕嚕咕列佛母

拍賣結果比較:
形制:相近
拍賣:紐約佳士得,2010年9月14日,lot 152
價格:USD 43,750(相當於今日EUR 55,500
描述:十八世紀帝鲁瑪空行母

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