Lot 34Imperial Tibetan Gold Woven Brocade Hanging of the 'One-Thousand' Buddhas
With seven rows of fifteen Buddhas, each seated in virasama on a lotus throne, woven in multi colored silks and gold thread, each wearing green and gold robes before flaming niches, the landscape setting woven in minute detail before a blue sky. 57 x 128 inches.
Parke-Bernet Galleries, November 5, 1964, lot 201 (illustrated)
This hanging is understood to have been presented to the emperor Qianlong by the Dalai Lama of Tibet, for the Lamaistic temple in Peking.
Sold for $46,875
Fading primarily to bottom 3/4 of textile, three vertical tears at bottom edge each raging from 1-3 inches long, the longer just going into the image with associated rubbing above. Further areas of rubbing along bottom edge where wrapped around the stretcher. Lighter areas of rubbing on sides and top where wrapped around stretchers. Light stain to lower mid section, left of center.
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