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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1800 item #1410040
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$2,240.00
Listed Price $2,800.00
18th century Tibetan thangka in original mounts depicting Vajradhara seated on a lotus throne holding vajras in his crossed hands, sun and moon among clouds behind him and a pile of offerings in front of the throne. Rather rare icon, Vajradhara (Dorje Chang in Tibetan), whose name means "Ruler of the Vajra Beings”, is the ultimate primordial Buddha, or Adi Buddha, according to the Sakya, Gelug and Kagyu schools of Tibetan Buddhism. He is depicted as dark blue in color, expressing the quintesse...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1800 item #1410292
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$5,600.00
Listed Price $7,000.00
Late 18th to early 19th century Tibetan thangka depicting the Refuge Tree of the historical Buddha Shakyamuni lamrim lineage. Lamrim (Tibetan: "stages of the path") is a Tibetan Buddhist textual form for presenting the stages in the complete path to enlightenment. Visually lamrim is represented by Refuge Tree as a key part of visualization and foundational meditation practice common to Tantric Buddhism. Based on descriptions in the liturgical texts of various traditions, Refuge Trees depicted in...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1800 item #1410151
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$2,560.00
Listed Price $3,200.00
Good size late 18th to early 19th century Tibetan thangka depicting Buddha Amitabha presiding over Sukhavati, the Western paradise. Amitabha - the Buddha of Infinite Light - sits in his palace surrounded by pious men dwelling in the land of bliss. There are flying Buddhist angels above the palace, and before it there is a lake in which devotees are reborn on lotus flowers with two rowing boats carrying believers to the Amitabha’s paradise. Below is a procession of monks with banners and musica...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1837 VR item #1357495
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1,800.00
Listed Price $2,250.00
Early 19th century Tibetan thangka depicting historical Buddha Shakyamuni emanating rays of golden light, his right hand in bhumisparsha (earth-touching) mudra, his left hand holding an alms bowl. Central figure is surrounded by 18 of Buddha’s original disciples (2 of them are standing holding kakhara - long staff with rattle to scare off insects, and thus prevent the carrier from stepping on them) with additional figures of Boddhidharma and Budai. Right before the Buddha’s lotus throne ther...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1837 VR item #1357016
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$700.00
Listed Price $875.00
Matching pair of early 19th century altar size Sino-Tibetan thangkas depicting Buddha Shakyamuni and Tsongkhapa, respectively. It is unusual to have a set. Historical Buddha is shown emanating rays of golden light, his right hand in bhumisparsha (earth-touching) mudra, his left hand holding an alms bowl, rich offerings in front of his lotus throne. Tsongkhapa was the great 14th century Buddhist teacher and the founder of the Gelugpa school of Tibetan Buddhism: he is shown meditating, flowers by ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1837 VR item #1410037
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1,360.00
Listed Price $1,700.00
Early 19th century Tibetan thangka in original mounts depicting Buddha Amitabha seated on a lotus throne holding an alms bowl in his hands, sun and moon among clouds behind him and a pile of offerings in front of the throne. Amitabha is the Buddha of Infinite Light and presides over Sukhavati (the Western Paradise). Beautifully painted with natural mineral pigments on cotton, wonderful tranquil face, excellent quality painting, some expected wear, overall in great condition for a 200 years old d...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1837 VR item #1410039
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1,840.00
Listed Price $2,300.00
Early 18th to early 19th century Tibetan thangka in original mounts depicting Green Tara with the image of Buddha Amitabha above her and her 21 forms around her. She is the miraculous savior rescuing all beings from suffering, particularly from the “eight calamities” of both mundane and spiritual nature: 1. lions and pride 2. wild elephants and delusion 3. forest fires and hatred 4. snakes and envy 5. robbers and fanatical views 6. prisons and avarice 7. floods and lust 8. demons and doubts....
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1837 VR item #1357494
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1,520.00
Listed Price $1,900.00
Early 19th century Tibetan thangka depicting Buddha Amitabha surrounded by his eight manifestations. Amitabha is the Buddha of Infinite Light and presides over Sukhavati (the Western Paradise). Beautifully painted with natural mineral pigments on cotton, wonderful tranquil face, original silk mounts, original silk gauze cloth protecting the painting from light and wear (can be seen bunched up for the purpose of photography on top of the mounts on Enlargement 2). Excellent quality painting, some ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1837 VR item #1410343
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1,800.00
Listed Price $2,250.00
Very rare late 18th - early 19th century framed Tibetan thangka depicting arhat Kanaka Bharadvaja - one of the 16 original disciples of the historical Buddha - seated on a lotus dais with his hands in dhyanamudra - mudra of concentration. He is surrounded by 7 other original arhat with their characteristic hand gestures and attributes (anticlockwise from lower left): Anjita, Shribhadra, Pindola, Rahula, Kalika, Nagasena and Abheda. Lower register depicts two of the Four Heavenly Kings who also a...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1800 item #1410290
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1,440.00
Listed Price $1,800.00
18th century Tibetan thangka depicting Ekadasamukha - Boddhisattva Avalokiteshvara manifesting its form with 11 faces. Boddhisattva is holding various implements in his 6 hands, there is Tsongkhapa surrounded by 2 lamas depicted above him and 3 deities (White Tara, Mahakala and Green Tara) below. Beautifully painted with natural mineral pigments on cotton, original mounts lost its silk front but retained cotton backing, the thangka can be displayed hanging. Excellent quality painting, wonderful ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1800 item #1410041
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$2,240.00
Listed Price $2,800.00
18th century Tibetan thangka in original mounts depicting Begtse standing on a lotus throne trampling on the corpses of horses and humans, brandishing a sword, supporting a lance and a bow and devouring a human heart. Rather rare icon, Beg-tse (also called Jamsaran) is a dharmapala (the Defender of the Buddhist Law) and the Lord of War, in origin a pre-Buddhist war god of the Mongols - his name means “hidden coat of mail”. He has red skin and orange-red hair, two arms (as opposed to other Ma...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1837 VR item #1410082
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1,800.00
Listed Price $2,250.00
Late 18th to early 19th century Tibetan thangka in original mounts depicting Vaishravana (Kubera) - one of the Four Great Kings and the Guardian of the North. He is also worshipped as the God of Wealth and the promoter of prosperity. He is sitting on a lion standing on a lotus throne, and in his left hand he is holding his usual companion - a jewel-spouting mongoose, symbolizing the deliverance of living beings from poverty. Central figure is surrounded by his eight attendants, the Ashvapatis (r...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1900 item #1410152
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$2,800.00
Listed Price $3,500.00
Large size 19th century Tibetan thangka in original mounts depicting Vajrabhairava - the conqueror of Yama, the Lord of Death - with his 9 heads, 34 arms and 16 legs. He is holding various implements in his hands and trampling on numerous humans, animals and demons, thus symbolizing the victory of Vajrayana over phenomenal existence. Vajrabhairava is the wrathful manifestation of Manjushri (Bodhisattva of Wisdom), his name translates as 'Diamond Terrifier’ as he has conquered all evil spirits,...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1837 VR item #1356818
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1,440.00
Listed Price $1,800.00
Early 19th century Sino-Tibetan thangka depicting 6-armed Bhuddist dharmapala Hayagriva easily recognizable by 3 horse heads in his crown. He is considered to be the wrathful form of Avalokiteshvara and thus the archetype of fierce compassion. He is wearing a tiger skin apron and a long necklace of human heads, holding various implements in his hands and trampling on numerous snakes. Beautifully painted with natural mineral pigments on cotton, excellent quality painting - see the horses’ heads...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1900 item #1357107
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1,440.00
Listed Price $1,800.00
Rare 19th century Sino-Tibetan thangka depicting eight armed Goddess Marici seated on a lotus throne and holding various weapons, with Boddhisattva Manjushri depicted above her. Marici is worshiped as the Boddhisattva of light and as the guardian of all nations, whom she protects from the fury of war. Marici is also sometimes included as one of the Twelve Heavenly Generals associated with the Buddha of Medicine. She is radiating rays of light and is depicted with three eyes in each of her four f...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1920 item #1410289
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$236.00
Listed Price $295.00
Very unusual small 1910s Tibetan thangka painted on a buffalo horn plaque with mineral pigments and depicting Bhavachakra - a symbolic representation of samsara - the cycle of repeated birth, mundane existence and dying again without the beginning or the end. The pig, rooster and snake in the hub of the wheel represent “the three poisons” - ignorance, attachment and anger. The layer around the hub represents the six realms of samsara: three good realms (gods, demi-gods and humans) and three ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1837 VR item #1410137
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$2,320.00
Listed Price $2,900.00
Good size early 19th century Tibetan thangka in original mounts depicting 6-armed Bhuddist dharmapala Hayagriva easily recognizable by 3 horse heads in his crown. He is considered to be the terrific form of Avalokiteshvara and thus the archetype of fierce compassion. Hayagriva is shown wearing a tiger skin apron and a long necklace of human heads, holding various implements in his hands. Hayagriva’s special ability is to cure diseases, especially skin diseases even as serious as leprosy, which...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1837 VR item #1410080
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$2,240.00
Listed Price $2,800.00
Early 19th century Tibetan thangka in original mounts depicting goddess Molha riding an antelope, holding a happiness invoking arrow and a divination mirror in her hands, the figure of Vajrapani above her and 4 equestrian figures in the corners. Rare icon, Molha is the only female in the Gubilha group of 5 deities who are considered to be protectors of people in every aspect of their life, and her name means “woman-goddess” in Tibetan. The other 4 deities from the group are Polha (“man-god...