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Early 19th century Tibetan thangka depicting Buddha Akshobhya seated on a lotus throne wearing a monk’s robe and surrounded by eight Buddhas. Akshobhya is one of the Five Wisdom Buddhas and represents consciousness as an aspect of reality, he is the embodiment of 'mirror knowledge' - knowledge of what is real and what is illusion, or a mere reflection of actual reality. Akshobhya presides over Abhirati (the Eastern Paradise). Beautifully painted with natural mineral pigments on cotton, original silk mounts. Excellent quality painting, wonderful face with a slight smile, superb detailing of his robe, some expected wear, overall in great condition for a 200 years old devotional object. Comes from old Washington DC collection. Painting size 11.25 x 9.25 inches (29 x 24 cm), mounts 22 x 15 inches (55 x 39 cm).

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    Antique Tibetan Thangka Akshobya With 8 Buddhas

    Estimate $1,500 - $1,600Feb 14, 2018
    101 Avenue of the Americas
    Suite 900
    New York, NY 10013
    United States
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