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Summer Fine Art & Antiques Auction - Day 1

Sat, Jul 8, 2023 09:00AM EDT
Lot 19

Tibetan Thangka, The Wheel of Life, Bhavachakra or Samsara

Estimate: $350 - $450
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Southeast Asian Tibetan Buddhist Thangka painting depicting The Perfect Wheel of Life imagery, the Bhavachakra or Samsara, conveying a symbolic representation of cyclic existence, with themes of karma, rebirth, life, death, and suffering in a journey towards enlightenment or Nirvana. The inner wheel is divided into segments with figural imagery depicting the spheres of existence and rebirth, and the outer wheel depicts the "Causes of dependent origination". The wheel is held by Yama, the Lord of Death deity, with two (2) bodhisattvas in the upper corners against a landscape background. Rendered with bright polychrome pigments and gilt details on a silk or cotton fabric. Housed in a contemporary giltwood bamboo decorated frame with a gold brocade mat under glass. Sight: 25" H x 18" W.. Framed: 30 1/2" H x 23 1/4" W. Late 19th/ Early 20th century.


Previously rolled, slight creasing and associated pigment loss throughout. One errant mark to the upper center, measuring 1".

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Property from the Collection of Jo Ann Cline Yates, Lookout Mountain Tennessee.