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TIBET, Thangka of Padmasambhava,18th Century

TIBET, Thangka of Padmasambhava,18th Century

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Paintings: Pre 1800: Item # 1249278

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Tibetan Thangka of Padmasambhava
Age:18th Century

Depicted at center seated on a lotus, a vajra in his raised right hand and skull cup resting in his left, wearing diaphanous multi-colored robes and backed by a aureola, accompanied by Buddhas, bodhisattvas, celestial deities and monks all against a green field with cloud motifs, with painted borders.

Padmasambhava ("Lotus-Born"), also known as the Second Buddha, was a sage guru from Oddiyana, northwestern Classical India (in the modern-day Swat Valley of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan). Padmasambhava is said to have transmitted Vajrayana Buddhism to Tibet, Bhutan and neighboring countries in the 8th century AD. In those lands, he is better known as Guru Rinpoche ("Precious Guru") or Lopon Rinpoche,or as Padum in Tibet,where followers of the Nyingma school regard him as the second Buddha.

Size:24in x 19.75cm. (61cm x 50cm)

Formerly in the collection of Mr. Joeseph Schulman and Mr. Leslee Leong, whose family established a business of Chinese antique in 1888. The story of their family business has been published in the best-seller book "On Gold Mountain"(http://www.lisasee.com/). We will given out a copy of the book to the buyer of this item.
This item was purchased by the family between 1920-1945.