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NEPAL, 19TH CENTURY
Distemper on cloth
44.6 x 26.7 in (113.4 x 67.9 cm)

NON-EXPORTABLE REGISTERED ANTIQUITY

PUBLISHED:
Hugo E Kreijger, Kathmandu Valley Painting: The Jucker Collection, Boston, 1999, p. 96, no. 35

PROVENANCE:
Property of a gentleman
Sotheby's New York, The Jucker Collection of Himalayan Paintings, March 2006, lot 42


Winged Herukas or enlightened wrathful beings are central to this Bardo scene dotted with numerous animal deities. Bardo is a Tibetan text intended to positively influence the next life or incarnation of a devotee. A coiled dragon clutching jewels is depicted below, flanked by the donor family on either sides. This rare Nepalese paubha imitates the contemporaneous Tibetan style of framing thangkas of Chinese silk brocade usually in colours of red, yellow and blue.




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  Lot 72 of 74  

ASIAN ART
9-10 AUGUST 2017

Estimate
$9,525 - 12,700
Rs 6,00,000 - 8,00,000

RESERVE NOT MET













 



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