About this object

An A2 size piece of tracing paper, with a pencil tracing of Avalokiteshvara / Chenrezi as Kharsapani seated in rocks focusing on a raised lotus flower that holds a robed figure of Amitabha. Traced from a Palung / Situ Panchen School thangka.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
    Irma Bailey
  • Place made
    Asia: Southern Asia: India: Sikkim
  • Date made
    1921 - 1928
  • Materials
    Pencil; Paper Plant
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    From the Collection of Frederick Marshman and Irma Bailey
  • Collector
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place collected
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Date collected
    1921 - 1928
  • Measurements
    530 mm x 430 mm
  • Note
    In comparing the tracing to known thangka 'schools' it is clear that Mrs Bailey traced this piece from a 19th century thangka from the Palpung / Situ Panchen school. It is unclear if the thangka she used had been in the Bailey collection or if she had used another source. A good thangka to compare this tracing to is that shown on the Himalayan Art Resource, which is in the Rubin Museum of Art Collection. See http://www.himalayanart.org/image.cfm/65829.html
    Written by Emma Martin.
  • Related people
    Irma Bailey (Artist/maker)

Where is this object from?

Object view = Humanities
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