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118-018 Newari Tantric thangka of Avalokiteshvara in brocade

        This Newari thangka is a visionary representation of the meditative aspect of the twelve armed, one face, aspect of the God of Compassion, the principle patron deity of Tibet, Avalokiteshvara. His name, translated from Sanskrit, means 'He who looks down upon the world.' In the Mahayana text of the Karandavyuha Sutra it proclaims that all the deities were formed from various parts of Avalokiteshvara's body. He is said to have 108 avatars, emanations. This is a remarkable rendition, by the great Nepalese artist Basu Lama. The Newari style of thangka painting really animates the gods and goddesses and brings them to life. The images create a sense of intimacy and accessibility and are truly beautiful in their complexity and grace.     


a. Origin Nepal
b. Estimated Age 20 years old
c. Craft (Embroidery etc) Hand painted on canvas set in a handmade ornate brocade
d. Size (mention cm/inches) brocade is 53 inches long and 36 inches wide
e. Condition Report Painting and brocade are in excellent condition.
f. Damage & Shortcomings None
g. Item Location (Country) Thailand
Seller Name Michael Sandy
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