19th C Thangka from Burriatia- the small part of Russia that is historically closely related to Mongolia, though the artwork is distinctly different in a wonderful way, as can be seen in this rare and beautiful Thangka of a fierce deity. The way the figures are painted is so iconically Burriat, that the fact that it is from there can be determined almost immediately upon gazing upon it for someone familiar with this special form of Himalayan art.This piece is exceptionally well done and is very clean and in pristine condition- it must have spent most of its life rolled up and protected from the elements, as Burriatia is a far northern remote place with harsh weather and nomadic living conditions. Due to the rarity and very special quality of their Thangkas, they tend to be significantly more expensive than their Mongolian counterparts. Size is 17 by 13 inches for image only, 17 by 27 inches for cloth frame.
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