Private collection

18.05.553

Buddhism lies at the heart of all Tibetan art with thangkas (in Tibetan thang yig meaning ‘recorded message’) emerging as one of the most important Tibetan art forms. Tibetans have always revered thangkas as a treasure of great value. This is an antique thanka painted on fabrics and framed in an antique frame. The thanka is in fair condition for its age, and the frame shows some signs of burns. We would be glad for any description and/or evaluation of this object.

  • Ref.:18.05.553
  • Size:22 x 27, 5 cm
  • Weight:1,320 kg

Category

  • Tibetan & Mongolian Art 18.05Roof of the world 29.06
  • Asian Art & Artifacts 18REGIONAL GALLERIES 29

Origin

  • Hindukush/Himalaya
  • TIBET
  • Not specified

Material

  • Parchment, Paper, CardboardVegetalCotton WoodGlass and EarthGlass

Quality

  • Antiques (object shows signs of long use)Museum quality (worthy to be added to a museum’s permanent collection)Good overall conditions (signs of use, small imperfections)

Private collection