Heads II by Mukti Singh Thapa

This intriguing painting by master artist Mukti Singh Thapa depicts four heads and is part of Mukti's 'Early Collection.' Mukti painted nine of these sets in the late 1980s and early 90s and only these three in our collection remain. Each is a unique look at heads, juxtaposing gender, race and identity. They are unsigned and not dated.

As with all of the artist's work, it is painted in the traditional manner with mineral pigments on primed cotton canvas. The stunning blue background is painted with lapis lazuli from Afghanistan while the red one is painted with cinnabar. The crown and jewelry are painted with warm yellow orpiment.


This stunning piece displays Thapa's mastery of the 13th - 16th century Newar Design style through its intricate design, precise lines and use of traditional iconography.

The original thangka, or paubha, painting, is available for the curious collector. If you are interested in this original artwork, please email Mahakala@MahakalaFineArts.com and we will share the price as well as more information about this outstanding piece of art.



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