Lot 156

Vajrasattva
Tibet ca 18°-19° century
tempera on canvas. 58,5 x 40,5 cm
Very interesting thang-ka presenting in its center Vajrasattva sitting on a lotus resting on an architectural throne, holding the bell in her left hand and the vajra in her right hand in front of her chest.
He is surrounded by the various categories of terrible deities of the animal-headed bardo in a background of flames appearing in certain meditations associated with him.
In the upper register, Padmasambhava occupies the centre of the composition surrounded by Karma Lingpa, tertön having discovered the text of the Bardo Thödol, and three lamas of the Kagyupa school. Mounting of brocades.