17 janvier 2018

Sotheby's to offer the Richard R. & Magdalena Ernst Collection of Himalayan Art

A Mandala Depicting Kalachakra And Vishvamata. Tibet, first half 16th Century, 54.6 x 49.5 cm. Estimate $700/900,000. Courtesy Sotheby’s. NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s will present The Richard R. & Magdalena Ernst Collection of Himalayan Art. An unrivalled compilation of painting and sculpture, the collection of art from the Himalayas, ranging from the 12th through the 18th centuries, is one of the most significant to come to auction. With highlights now on view in a special exhibition at Sotheby's Zurich office, the full... [Lire la suite]

09 janvier 2018

Indian Jewelry at Susan Ollemans

Basra Pearl Nosering, North India, 19th century. Pearls and Gold. Price On Request © Susan Ollemans A Ruby And Diamond Ring, South India, 19th century. Gold, Ruby and Diamond. Price On Request © Susan Ollemans   A Gilt-Bronze Ear Piece, Tibet or Nepal, 19th century. Gilt-Bronze. Length: 18.5cm. Price On Request © Susan Ollemans A Gold Diamond And Ruby Pendant, North India, 20th century. Gold, Ruby and Diamond. Length: 6 cm. Price On Request © Susan Ollemans Susan Ollemans started her business in 1979 and has traded... [Lire la suite]
22 décembre 2017

Vajracharya Priest’s Crown, dated 1717, Nepal

Vajracharya Priest’s Crown, dated 1717, Nepal. Gilt copper alloy inlaid with semiprecious stones. H. 12 in. (30.5 cm); W. 7 1/2 in. (19.1 cm); D. 6 3/4 in. (17.1 cm). Gift of Lynne and Robert Rubin, 1985; 1985.13.2 © 2000–2017 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Elaborate crowns such as this example were worn by the hereditary Vajracarya Buddhist priests of Nepal, who occupy the highest rank in the Nepalese Buddhist community. Vajracarya is both a caste and a family name, and the designation entitles it... [Lire la suite]
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22 décembre 2017

Vajracarya Priest's Crown, ca. 15th to 16th century, Nepalese

Vajracarya Priest's Crown, ca. 15th to 16th century, Nepalese. Copper, gold, turquoise, semi-precious stones, silver foil. H. 13 1/2 in. (34.3 cm); W. 8 9/16 in. (21.7 cm); D. 9 1/16 in. (23 cm); Wt. 5 lb. 0.7 oz. (2287.8 g). Rogers Fund, 1948, 48.128 © 2000–2017 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Provenance: John K. Scolfield (1915-1996) (until 1948)
22 décembre 2017

Vajracharya Priest's Crown, ca. 14th century, Nepal

Vajracharya Priest's Crown, ca. 14th century, Nepal. Repoussé gilt copper with semiprecious stones, 11 1/2 × 7 3/4 × 8 3/4 in. (29.2 × 19.7 × 22.2 cm). Lent by Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Arthur and Margaret Glasgow Fund, 84.41 © Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Embellished with numerous, varied semiprecious stones, this example is perhaps the most ornate and best preserved of the known Vajracharya crowns. All the applied decor is repoussé gilt-copper sheet riveted to the crown; only the thunderbolt... [Lire la suite]
22 décembre 2017

Vajracharya Priest’s Crown, Early Malla period, 13th–early 14th century, Nepal

Vajracharya Priest’s Crown, Early Malla period, 13th–early 14th century, Nepal. Gilt-copper alloy inlaid with semiprecious stones, lapis lazuli, and turquoise. H. 12 in. (30.5 cm); W. 9 in. (22.9 cm); D. 8 1/4 in. (21 cm). Gift of Barbara and David Kipper, 2016; 2016.408 © 2000–2017 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Elaborate crowns such as this were worn by Vajracarya priests, the highest rank in the Nepalese Buddhist community. The conical crown is unique to Newari Buddhism and embodies a... [Lire la suite]

22 décembre 2017

Vajracarya Priest's Crown, ca.13th century, Nepalese

Vajracarya Priest's Crown, ca.13th century, Nepalese. Copper, gold, crystal, turquoise. H. 14 in. (35.6 cm); W. 8 1/2 in. (21.6 cm); D. 9 in. (22.9 cm); Wt. 4 lbs. 0.4 oz. (1825.7 g). Gift of Bashford Dean, 1906; 06.191 © 2000–2017 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Provenance: Bashford Dean (acquired in northern India in 1905-06) References: Dean, Bashford. Notes on Arms and Armor. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1916. pp. 3, 5, fig. 3.
17 décembre 2017

Glittering treasures from the Indian Subcontinent go on display in Scotland

Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Baronet (1834-90), Albert Edward, Prince of Wales (1841-1910), 1875, 67.0 cm (whole object), RCIN 2031, Royal Collection Trust / © HM Queen Elizabeth II 2017 EDINBURGH.- Dazzling works of art that brought the wonders of India to Britain at the end of the 19th century have gone on display in Scotland for the first time in over 130 years, in a new exhibition on view at The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse. Exploring the historic visit made by Albert Edward, Prince of Wales (later King... [Lire la suite]
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12 novembre 2017

A very rare rhinoceros horn carving of Green Tara, Nepal, 17th century

  Lot 155. A very rare rhinoceros horn carving of Green Tara, Nepal, 17th century. Estimate GBP 4,000-7,000. Sold for £40,000 (€45,264). Courtesy Bonhams. The deity expertly carved seated in lalitasana on a double-lotus base with a beaded upper edge, the left foot resting on a lotus bloom issuing from the base, the left hand raised in vitarka mudra, the face depicted with a serene expression and crowned with a five-leaf tiara atop neatly tied back hair, two lotus stalks twining around the... [Lire la suite]
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04 novembre 2017

Two previously unrecorded folios from the late Shah Jahan album

© Christie's Images Ltd 2017 THE ALBUMThe ‘Late Shah Jahan Album’ was so called because it was compiled during the last decade of Shah Jahan’s reign, between 1650 and 1658. The paintings in the album date from about 1620 to 1657, with an emphasis on single standing portraits of Mughal dignitaries. The associated calligraphic folios are by the well-known 16th century Iranian calligrapher Mir ‘Ali, most of them signed by him. The unsigned ones are also thought to be the work of Mir ‘Ali, with the exception of a single folio which is... [Lire la suite]