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Jacqueline Simcox Ltd

An embroidered silk thangka of Atisha
Chinese, for Tibet
early 15th century
Height: 19 1/2 inches (49.5 cms)
Width: 13 1/2 inches (34.2 cms)

Seated on a lotus throne and flanked by columns set in beribboned vases bearing lotus flowers which are encircled by delicate leafy stems. The lower edge with a series of offerings and with a separate frame bearing an inscription, jo rje dpal ldan a ti sha la na mo, reading: ‘Hail to glorious Lord Atisha’.

*Atisha, or Atisa Dipamkara Srijnana, b. 982, was a famous Indian Buddhist teacher who arrived in Tibet in 1042 and lived there until his death in 1054. He founded Kadampa, one of the main schools of buddhism in Tibet.

all text & images Jacqueline Simcox Ltd

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