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Lot 67

A THANGKA DEPICTING SRI DEVI FINELY MOUNTED WITH SILK BROCADE

Estimated Value:

1.500 € - 2.500 €

Description:

Tibet, 18th c.
71 x 52 cm (140 x 86 cm mit Montierung)
The painting occupied by Sri Devi seated astride her caparisoned mule trotting over the sea of blood, her raised right hand is holding the trishula while the left the blood-filled kapala, wearing tunic, tiger-skirt, bejewelled, her face displaying a wrathful expression showing open mouth, flaming hairdo secured with a tiara decorated with skulls, mandorla of leaking flames behind, topped with the peacock-parasol, each corner with one of her female attendants riding an animal and holding various attributes and below her a skull with various human organs, in brocade mounting.
Important German private collection, assembled in the 1970s and 80s, some bought from Schoettle East Asian Art, Stuttgart
Wear and minor restorations, brocade with minor damages due to age

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