Lot Details & Additional Photographs
18th century, pigments on cloth, brilliant details abound throughout this thangka, the central figure, White Tara, who embodies compassion and longevity, holds a stem with three lotus blossoms, her feet are crossed in her lap with soles upward, her seven eyes are featured with her third eye on her forehead and four others eyes on her two hands and feet, representing her ability to see and help all suffering in the world, she gazes forward towards the viewer with her head tilted, she wears lavish jewelry and flowing robes embroidered with gold, she sits on a lotus throne from which a rainbow aureole rises around encircling her, there is an orange halo around her head, various exotic birds walk under and around the central image, there are dragons holding vases flanking the central figure, below the throne are two guardian Buddhist deities, above White Tara's head are five Buddhist deities, presented on a silk framed mounting with brocade lower, no rollers.
DOA 49.5 x 28 in., SS 27.5 x 20.5 in.
Some loss of pigments throughout; dirt to surface; some discoloration; an old repair and possible repainting to lower left hand side of painting; silk mounting is damaged with tears and holes.
$1,000 - 2,000