Lot 161

Sadaksarî Lokeshvara
Tibet/China ca 18°-19° century
tempera on canvas. 70 x 46 cm
The four-armed Avalokiteshvara is traditionally depicted sitting on a blooming lotus. It is surrounded by: in the upper register, Amitabha, Manjushri, and Dipankara, and at the bottom of the composition, the green and white Tara surrounding Vaishravana. This beautiful thang-ka is glued on wood and has been varnished as was common in Europe in the first half of the 20th century.