© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
A 19th CENTURY THANGKA DEPICTING AMITABHA IN SUKHAVATI
Katalognummer: CA0918-042
Distemper on cloth, framed in plain linen mounting, with silk protection cover
Sino-Tibetan
19th century

This thangka shows the rare motif of the pure land of Sukhavati with red Buddha Amitabha, the head of the lotus family, as the central figure. Buddha is seated on his lotus and peacock throne inside a wonderful landscape with an Amitayus temple complex. Various bodhisattvas, deities, Panchen Lamas and monks are filling the scenery, most prominently presented are Amitabha’s principal attendants white Avalokiteshvara and blue Mahasthamaprapta (Vajrapani).

Some of the smaller portrayals show finely executed inscriptions below.

Shape: Rectangular vertical shape
Dimensions: 66 x 50 cm (painting size), 115 x 73 cm (mounting)
Condition: shows staining, soiling, creases and some abrasions. The mount and cover with stains and open stitches.
Provenance: German Private Collection

Auction result comparison: Sotheby’s, THE RICHARD R. & MAGDALENA ERNST COLLECTION OF HIMALAYAN ART, 22 MARCH 2018, New York, lot 972 (for an 18th / 19th century Thangka with the same motif)

19世紀”阿彌陀佛淨土”唐卡
布面繪畫,麻布裝幀
漢藏,19世紀
品相尚可,有一些污漬、摺痕及磨損
德國私人收藏

Nachverkauf:  zurückgezogen/withdrawn

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