**Originally Listed at $2000**
Tibet, Late 18th / early 19th century CE. A stunning old thangka depicting the Lineage Tree of the Gelugpa Sect (Gelugpa Field of Accumulation). Elaborately painted depicting the Tibetan Buddhist monk Tsong Khapa with high peaked cap seated, cradling an alms bowl in his hands, a lotus stem on each side and a smaller Buddhist figure on his chest, the monk surrounded by a halo and positioned at the summit of a tree supporting crowds of further monks, Bodhisattva and other Buddhist figures with further figures floating on clouds, custom framed. For a very similar example, see Bonham's, London, Lot 352, Nov 6, 2014 Sale of Fine Chinese Art, sold for $15,100. Near choice. 22"L X 32-1/2"H (56 cm x 82.5 cm), 32.5"L X 37"H (82.5 cm x 94 cm) with frame.
Provenance: Ex-Sarkisian Galle, Denver, CO acquired from M. Burns - a world reknown mountainer who traveled extensively to Tibet in the 1950's and 1960's.
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