© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
A MAGNIFICENT THANGKA OF GURU RINPOCHE IN ZANGDOK PALRI
Katalognummer: CA0918-044
Distemper and gold paint on cloth, framed by segmented silk brocade mounting, metal handles, protective silk cover
Sino-Tibetan
early 20th century

This thangka shows the detailed motif of Guru Rinpoche / Padmasambhava in his pureland, the so-called Zangdok Palri. A top a mountainous island with lush vegetation we see the central image of Guru Rinpoche with his classical attributes, a vajra and a kapala, in his hands. The concept of heaven and hell are captured in this vivid painting with celestial beings at the upper part and wrathful deities at the lower end. The thangka bears an inscription and a stupa symbol on the backside.

Zangdok Palri, known as the Glorious Copper-Colored Mountain, is the terrestrial Pure Land of Guru Padmasambhava (also known as Guru Rinpoche). Zangdok Palri is located on the southeastern subcontinent Chamara (sometimes identified with Sri Lanka), which was an untamed abode of demons until Guru Padmasambhava subdued them and transformed them into compassionate beings by means of his miraculous powers. It is believed that Guru Padmasambhava lives today, in an indestructible body, in his palace atop the Copper-Colored Mountain.

Shape: Rectangular vertical shape
Dimensions: 72 x 53 cm (painting size), 139 x 100 cm (mounting)
Condition: The painting is in overall good condition with some creases and abrasions. The mounting is in fine condition as well
Provenance: Austrian Private Collection

銅色吉祥山仁波切上師唐卡
布面金彩繪畫,綵緞裝裱,金屬立軸,覆蓋絲綢保護
漢藏,20世紀早期
品相良好,一些摺痕及磨擦,畫裱狀況良好
奧地利私人收藏

Nachverkauf:  verkauft/sold

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