22 septembre 2018

A blackground thangka of Panjarnata Mahakala, Central Tibet, 18th century

  72. A blackground thangka of Panjarnata Mahakala, Central Tibet, 18th century. Distemper on cloth with gold;verso with an "om ah hum" invocation in red Tibetan script. Himalayan Art Resources item no.61759. Image: 71 x 65 cm (28 x 25 5/8 in.); With silks: 116 x 82 cm (45 3/4 x 32 1/4 in.). Estimate HK$ 3,200,000 - 4,800,000 (€ 350,000 - 520,000). Unsold. © Bonhams 2001-2018 Provenance: Belgian ambassador to China, early 20th century Henri Kamer, New... [Lire la suite]

22 septembre 2018

A gilt copper alloy figure of Padmapani Lokeshvara, Tibet, circa 1400

      Lot 43. A gilt copper alloy figure of Padmapani Lokeshvara, Tibet, circa 1400. Himalayan Art Resources item no.61740; 55 cm (21 3/4 in.) high (including lotus stem);;51 cm (20 1/8 in.) high (excluding lotus stem). Estimate HK$ 16,000,000 - 20,000,000 (€ 1,700,000 - 2,200,000). Sold for HK$ 19,300,000 (€ 2,133,964). © Bonhams 2001-2018 With inset turquoise, coral, and lapis.  Provenance : Benny Rustenberg, Hong Kong, 1998 Private European Collection ... [Lire la suite]
21 septembre 2018

A copper alloy figure of Acala, Tibet, 13th century

Lot 185. A copper alloy figure of Acala, Tibet, 13th century. Himalayan Art Resources item no.61641; 11.5 cm (4 1/2 in.) high. Estimate HK$ 100,000 - 150,000 (€ 11,000 - 16,000). Sold for HK$ 118,750 (€ 13,129). © Bonhams 2001-2018 Provenance: Jerome Beagle, 1999. Note: Here, three-eyed Acala steps to the right and firmly anchors his left knee on the lotus base, displaying the strength of the "Immovable One". Two forms of Acala exist in the kneeling posture – the blue-bodied Nila... [Lire la suite]
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21 septembre 2018

A copper and silver inlaid copper alloy figure of Hevajra, Northeastern India, Pala period, 11th century

Lot 179. A copper and silver inlaid copper alloy figure of Hevajra, Northeastern India, Pala period, 11th century. Himalayan Art Resources item no.61770; 6 cm (2 1/2 in.) high. Estimate HK$ 250,000 - 350,000 (€ 27,000 - 38,000). Sold for HK$ 400,000 (€ 44,227). © Bonhams 2001-2018 Provenance: Mimi Lipton, London, 1995. Note: Hevajra is one of the earliest Vajrayana yidams. He is the principal meditational deity of the high Anuttarayoga Tantras. The present work depicts Hevajra in... [Lire la suite]
21 septembre 2018

A gilt copper alloy figure of Lokeshvara Guhyasamaja, Tibet, 15th century

Lot 182. A gilt copper alloy figure of Lokeshvara Guhyasamaja, Tibet, 15th century. Himalayan Art Resources item no.61639; 16.5 cm (6 1/2 in.) high. Estimate HK$ 500,000 - 800,000 (€ 54,000 - 87,000). Sold for HK$ 600,000 (€ 66,340). © Bonhams 2001-2018 Provenance: Peter Fussel, London. Note: With his primary hands, the three-faced yidam unfurls a lotus budding from the tantric bell (ghanta) in his lap. The lotus is a profound Buddhist symbol of every being's capacity to achieve... [Lire la suite]
21 septembre 2018

A gilt-copper figure of Vasudhara, Nepal, 14th century

Lot 139. A gilt-copper figure of Vasudhara, Nepal, 14th century. Himalayan Art Resources item no.61637; 21.5 cm (8 1/2 in.) high. Estimate HK$ 1,600,000 - 2,400,000 (€ 170,000 - 260,000). © Bonhams 2001-2018 Provenance: David Weldon, London, 1970-72. Note: Vasudhara's name means, "Bearer of Treasure"; she is a Buddhist goddess of wealth and abundance. She is particularly revered among the Newars of the Kathmandu Valley. She is the consort of the wealth deity Jambhala, but her worship... [Lire la suite]
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16 septembre 2018

Tibetan Gilt-Bronze Tara, Qing Dynasty

Lot 121. Tibetan Gilt-Bronze Tara, Qing Dynasty. Height 6 3/4 inches. Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000. Sold for $12,500. Courtesy Doyle. Seated in dhaynasana on a double lotus base, the hands held in a healing pose, clad in a long dhoti and scarf about the shoulders, the chest adorned with necklaces, the face framed by elongated earlobes and floret earrings all beneath a foliate crown before the hair pulled into a high chignon, traces of red and blue polychrome. Overall gilt wear, central tip and tip... [Lire la suite]
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06 septembre 2018

Birmingham Museum of Art returns stolen statue to India

Lingodhbhavamurti (Shiva Manifesting within the Linga of Flames), Tamil Nadu, South India, Chola dynasty (300 BC-AD 1279), About 1150 CE. BIRMINGHAM, AL.- The Birmingham Museum of Art officially repatriated a stolen work of art to the nation of India in a formal ceremony that took place in New York City on the evening of September 4. Dr. Graham Boettcher, R. Hugh Daniel Director of the Birmingham Museum of Art, represented the BMA at the ceremony which was hosted by the Consulate General of India in New York, and... [Lire la suite]
24 août 2018

Amitâbha, Tibet, ca 18e-19e siècle

Lot 102. Amitâbha, Tibet, ca 18e-19e siècle. Détrempe sur toile. 64 x 42 cm (hors montage). Estimation 1 500 € - 2 500 €. Résultat 24 472 €. Photo Cornette de Saint-Cyr. Amitâbha occupe le centre de la composition, figuré devant un palais au coeur de sa « terre pure » de Sukhâvatî, dans une enceinte formée par un arc en ciel circulaire. Autour de lui sont disposés divers bodhisattva, lamas et porteurs d’offrandes évoluant dans une végétation luxuriante. Au rang inférieur, Mahâkâla et Beg-tse... [Lire la suite]
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24 août 2018

Vajrayogini noire / Krodha Kali, Tibet, ca 19e siècle

Lot 98. Vajrayogini noire / Krodha Kali, Tibet, ca 19e siècle. Détrempe sur toile. 65 x 45 cm (hors montage). Estimation 2 500 € - 3 500 €. Résultat 26 380 €. Photo Cornette de Saint-Cyr. Ce thang-ka présente un aspect rare de Vajravarâhî (la tête de laie émerge ici du sommet de son crâne) à carnation noire, entouré de six autres dâkinî aux carnations variables, maintenant chacune un damaru et un rKang-gling (peut-être des aspects de ma-cig lab-sgron). Elle tient un kapâla, un... [Lire la suite]