The Bodhisattva Collection

A Large and Fine Vintage Thangka, Tibetan or Nepalese


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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Himalayas: Pre 1980: Item # 1016288
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From our Indian Subcontinent Collection, a large and fine vintage thangka, either Tibetan or Nepalese, executed in a subdued yet very elegant palette emphasizing substantial gold use, along with blue, coral, gray, brown, taupe, white, and light green, all painted in an unusually meticulous and finely detailed fashion that is almost more like satsuma workmanship than typical thangka painting. For those who enjoy the look and spirituality conveyed in thangka paintings but do not care for the gaudy color palette more often associated with these types of pieces, this particular example is a very nice selection.

Size and Condition: A large piece at 54 inches tall, 33 1/2 inches wide: painted surface 32 inches tall, 23 inches wide. There are some thread pulls to the embroidered fabric, a 2 inch slice in the lower left quadrant, and a small 1/4 puncture in the lower right, but the workmanship is so detailed on this piece that these flaws are easy to miss.