Lion's Roar Foundation – 13th Annual Lion's Roar Foundation Auction
Auction Ends: Dec 2, 2019 10:00 PM EST


Mahakala Fine Arts: "Standing Mahakala" by Mukti Singh Thapa

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Estimated Value
$495 USD
$420 USD to bkffee379
Number of Bids
14  -  Bid History

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Item Description


This dazzling painting by master artist Mukti Singh Thapa is of Mahakala, the Protector of the Dharma, donated by Mahakala Fine Arts.

Mukti Singh Thapa is one of Nepal's foremost traditional painters and is credited with reviving the Newar Design style from the 13th - 16th centuries. He is a master of the iconography and styles of this period and paints exclusively with mineral pigments on primed cotton canvas. His rich color palette, precise lines, complex designs and unparalleled creativity have brought him acclaim in Nepal and around the world. His artwork is in many museums and Buddhadharma has featured numerous pieces of Mukti Singh Thapa’s artwork in previous issues.

This Standing Mahakala painting is part of Mukti's 'Early Collection' and was completed in 1988. The stunning blue is painted with lapis lazuli from Afghanistan and the crown and jewelry are painted painstakingly with 24 carat gold.
Mahakala is considered to be the fierce and powerful emanation of Avalokitesvara, the Bodhisattva of Compassion. He defends the Dharma from hostile forces and protects the individual practitioner from deception and delusion, bestowing power to overcome life's struggles.

The original thangka, or paubha in Nepal, painting is available for the insightful collector. Additionally, Mahakala Fine Arts has produced a Collector's Edition fine art print so that you can enjoy this museum quality work of art. This piece is limited to 100 prints and can only be found at Mahakala Fine Arts. It is printed on thick archival paper in the same professional quality used by top museums worldwide.

We invite you to visit to learn more about Mukti Singh Thapa and see his entire collection. Mahakala Fine Arts donates a portion of all fine art print sales to social programs in the Himalaya. Please join us!


With your 80 cm (31.5”) x 49 cm (19”) fine art print you will receive an authentication card, numbered and signed by the artist in English and Nepali script, as well as an artist biography.

Special Instructions


The print will be available for shipping from the continental US toward the end of December. 

All prices $USD.

Shipping not included in bid price.

At the conclusion of the auction, the winning bid will be charged to the credit card on file.

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