Explore the Ancient Map to a God’s Celestial Palace

In this episode of Anatomy of an Artwork, lose yourself in the intricate details of this Tibetan Thangka Depicting a Hevajra Mandala. Vibrant hues of red, orange, and yellow bring countless Buddhist figures to life, from the sixteen-armed deity Akshobya-Hevjra to the Lama Dampa Sonam Gyaltsen, a fourteenth-century ruler of Tibet. At nearly seven centuries old, this masterpiece represents one of the finest examples of early Tibetan art and will be sold as a highlight of Sotheby’s Indian, Himalayan & Southeast Asian Art sale. (21 March|New York)

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