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 musical instruments glorifying the Buddha, and in the lowest row there are 5 Buddhas carrying various attributes. Beautifully painted with natural mineral pigments on cotton, late 19th century silk mounts in worn condition, 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 expected wear, overall in great condition for a 200 years old devotional object. Comes from old Washington DC collection. Painting size 19.5 x 13 inches (50 x 33 cm), mounts 39 x 24 inches (100 x 61 cm).