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A FINE THANGKA DEPICTING SAMANTABHADRA WITH CONSORT, 18TH-19TH CENTURY Tibet. Distemper and gold on cloth. Mounted as a hanging scroll on a silk brocade frame. Finely painted in bright colors, the central blue-skinned bodhisattva in union with his consort Samantabhadri atop a lotus dais in a lush verdant landscape with a river flowing through the center, the pair encircled by numerous deities, each engulfed in a bring circular nimbus with radiating gold lines. Provenance: Formerly in a private estate in Hamburg, Germany, and thence bequeathed to the Tibethaus Kulturstiftung, Frankfurt, Germany. Condition: Good condition with some wear, light creasing, minor folds, minimal soiling, light fading, and small losses to pigments. The brocade frame in very good condition with minor wear and fading. Dimensions: Image size 63 x 44 cm, Size incl. frame 113 x 73 cm Literature comparison: Compare a related thangka depicting Samantabhadra with consort, dated to the 18th century, in the British Museum, registration number 1956,1208,0.12. Auction result comparison: Type: Related Auction: Sotheby’s London, 11 November 2015, lot 205 Price: GBP 6,250 or approx. EUR 10,500 converted and adjusted for inflation at the time of writing Description: A thangka of Samantabhadra, Tibet, 18 th/19 th century Expert remark: Compare the closely related subject and manner of painting.