Auction Preview: The Richard R. & Magdalena Ernst Collection of Himalayan Art at Sotheby's, New York, Mar 22 | BLOUIN ARTINFO
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Auction Preview: The Richard R. & Magdalena Ernst Collection of Himalayan Art at Sotheby's, New York, Mar 22

"A Thangka Depicting an Early Buddhist Master Tibet, Circa 1200 Or 13th Century"; the master with closely cropped black hair, hands in dharmachakra mudra holding a lotus stem with a flaming triratna. Measured at 36 1/2 by 28 1/2 in. (93 by 72 cm). Estimated Price: 800,000 — 1,200,000 USD
(Courtesy – Sotheby's)

What: The Richard R. & Magdalena Ernst Collection of Himalayan Art

Where: Sotheby's, 1334 York Avenue, New York, NY 10021

When: Mar 22, 10:00 AM EDT

Public Viewing: THU, 15 MAR 18 | 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM EDT / FRI, 16 MAR 18 | 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM EDT / SAT, 17 MAR 18 | 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM EDT / SUN, 18 MAR 18 | 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM EDT / MON, 19 MAR 18 | 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM EDT / TUE, 20 MAR 18 | 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM EDT / WED, 21 MAR 18 | 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM EDT

Top Lots of the Sale:

- "A Thangka Depicting an Early Buddhist Master Tibet, Circa 1200 Or 13th Century"; the master with closely cropped black hair, hands in dharmachakra mudra holding a lotus stem with a flaming triratna. Measured at 36 1/2 by 28 1/2 in. (93 by 72 cm). Estimated Price: 800,000 — 1,200,000 USD

- "A Thangka Depicting Ekavira Vajrabhairava Tibet, 15th Century"; the ithyphallic dark blue buffalo-headed deity, wearing gem-encrusted jewellery and human bone adornments, a garland of severed heads and snakes. Measured at 38 1/4 by 28 1/2 in. (97 by 72.5 cm). Estimated Price: 700,000 — 900,000 USD

- "A Thangka Depicting Guhyasamaja Tibet, 15th Century"; the dark blue three-headed and six-armed deity in union with his three-headed and six-armed light blue consort Sparshavajri. Measured at 41 1/4 by 35 1/2 in. (105 by 90 cm). Estimated Price: 700,000 — 900,000 USD

- "A Thangka Depicting Four Kagyu Masterstibet, Circa 1225"; dressed in monks’ patchwork robes with heavy cloaks, seated in debate on lion and elephant thrones draped with patterned textiles. Measured at 31 1/2 by 22 7/8 in. (80 by 55.5 cm). Estimated Price: 600,000 — 800,000 USD

- "A Thangka Depicting A Kalachakra Mandala Tibet, Circa 1570"; depicting the six-hundred and thirty-four deity mandala of Kalachakra within a circle depicting the charnel grounds, with Vajradhara, Sahaja Kalachakra and nine Shambala kings. Measured at 21 1/2 by 19 1/2 in. (54.6 by 49.5 cm). Estimated Price: 500,000 — 700,000 USD

- "A Thangka Depicting The Mandalas Of Buddhakapala And Chritrasena, Buddhakapala, Mahamaya, Yogambara And Jnanadakini Tibet," Circa 1570. Measured at 21 1/2 by 18 7/8 in. (55 by 48 cm). Estimated Price: 250,000 — 350,000 USD

- "A Thangka Depicting the Eighth Dalai Lama Tibet," 19th Century; Jampel Gyatso with right hand raised holding the stem of a lotus flower supporting pustaka and khadja. Measured at 34 5/8 by 24 in. (88 by 61 cm). Estimated Price: 250,000 — 350,000 USD

- "A Thangka Depicting Taklung Abbots Kuyelwa And Sangye Yarjon Tibet, Circa 1300"; the abbot Kuyelwa on the left wearing a red patchwork robe and floral patterned cloak. Measured at 20 1/2 by 16 3/4 in. (52 by 40 cm). Estimated Price: 200,000 — 300,000 USD

- "A Thangka Depicting Mahakala Tibet, 17th Century"; with sixteen hands holding an assortment of ritual implements, and four wrathful faces including a buffalo head at the rear, clasping his consort with his principal hands in humkara mudra. Measured at 29 1/2 by 21 7/8 in. (75 by 53 cm). Estimated Price: 200,000 — 300,000 USD

- "A Paubha Depicting a Krishna Temple Nepal, 17th/18th Century"; the blue Krishna at center within a four-tiered mandir or temple, adorned with spired turrets, geometric designs and a golden roof. Measured at 63 3/8 by 92 1/2 in. (161 by 236 cm). Estimated Price: 200,000 — 300,000 USD

- "A Paubha Depicting Lakshachaitya Nepal, Dated by inscription to 1443"; a stupa at the centre with Shakyamuni Buddha seated on a throne within. Measured at 33 by 23 1/4 in. (84 by 59 cm). Estimated Price: 150,000 — 250,000 USD

- "A Thangka Depicting Pandita Padmasambhava Tibet or Bhutan, 18th Century"; wearing an orange pandita cap with long lappets and monk’s attire, holding vajra and kapala. Measured at 27 1/2 by 16 3/4 in. (70 by 40 cm). Estimated Price: 100,000 — 150,000 USD

- "A Thangka Depicting Takla Membar Tibet, 18th Century"; the red wrathful deity, with arms outstretched holding a golden chakra in his right hand and a chakra of flaming iron khadga. Measured at 43 by 29 3/4 in. (109 by 73 cm). Estimated Price: 100,000 — 150,000 USD

- "A Thangka Depicting Buddha Shakyamuni with Arhats Tibet, 16th Century"; in four rectangular sections with a golden Buddha in the upper left panel. Measured at 33 1/2 by 25 1/2 in. (85 by 65 cm). Estimated Price: 100,000 — 150,000 USD

- "A Thangka Depicting Episodes From The Life Of Ngorpa Rinchen Gyaltsen18th Century"; with gated monasteries and tented encampments depicting scenes of monastic life. Measured at 31 5/8 by 23 7/8 in. (78 by 58 cm). Estimated Price: 100,000 — 150,000 USD

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