04 mars 2015

SERENE ENLIGHTENMENT. A Buddha Sculpture from Gandhara at Bonhams New York on March 16

A carved schist head of Buddha, Ancient region of Gandhara, 3rd-4th century. Estimate US$ 50,000 - 80,000 (€45,000 - 72,000). Photo: Bonhams. New York - A carved schist head of Buddha from the ancient region of Gandhara, dating to the 3rd or 4th century A.D., is one of the highlights of the Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian auction at Bonhams New York on on March 16. The sculpture is an exceptional example of its kind and is estimated at $50,000-80,000. The smooth, polished surface bears an arresting... [Lire la suite]

22 février 2015

Asia Society Museum presents first exhibition in the west focused on loans from collections in Myanmar

Plaque with image of seated Buddha. Pagan period, 11th-13th century. Gilded metal with polychrome. 7 x 6 1/4 x 1/4 in. (17.8 x 15.9 x 0.6 cm). Bagan Archaeological Museum. Photo: Sean Dungan NEW YORK, NY.- Asia Society Museum presents a landmark exhibition of spectacular works of art from collections in Myanmar and the United States. Buddhist Art of Myanmar comprises approximately 70 works from the fifth through the early twentieth century and includes stone, bronze, and lacquered wood sculptures as well as textiles, paintings, and... [Lire la suite]
20 février 2015

Large wood sculpture of Guanyin, Song Dynasty (960-1279)

Large wood sculpture of Guanyin, Song Dynasty (960-1279). Photo Credit: photo Studio Roger Asselberghs - Frédéric Dehaen. Asia Week New York. Gisèle Croës s.a. art@giselecroes.com  
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19 juillet 2014

Eleven-Headed Guanyin, 1100-1200, China, late Northern Song dynasty-Jin dynasty

Eleven-Headed Guanyin, 1100-1200, China, late Northern Song dynasty (960-1127) - Jin dynasty (1115-1234), wood with polychromy and cut gold, Overall - h:218.50 cm (h:86 inches). Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1981.53, Cleveland Museum of Art © 2013 Cleveland Museum of Art.
19 juillet 2014

Water and Moon (Potala) Guanyin, 900-1100, China, Five dynasties-Song dynasty

Water and Moon (Potala) Guanyin, 900-1100, China, Five dynasties (907-960) - Song dynasty (960-1279), gilt bronze, Overall - h:17.60 cm (h:6 7/8 inches). The Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase Fund 1984.7, Cleveland Museum of Art © 2013 Cleveland Museum of Art.
19 juillet 2014

Standing Guanyin, 1127-1279, China, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

Standing Guanyin, 1127-1279, China, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279), wood with traces of gesso, polychromy and gilding, Overall - h:162.90 w:55.90 cm (h:64 1/8 w:22 inches). John L. Severance Fund 1980.80, Cleveland Museum of Art © 2013 Cleveland Museum of Art.


19 juillet 2014

Seated Guanyin, late 1100s-1200s, China, late Northern Song dynasty-Jin dynasty

Seated Guanyin, late 1100s-1200s, China, late Northern Song dynasty (960-1127) - Jin dynasty (1115-1234), wood with polychromy and gilding, Overall - h:138.00 cm (h:54 5/16 inches). Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1984.70, Cleveland Museum of Art © 2013 Cleveland Museum of Art.
19 juillet 2014

Head of a Bodhisattva, 1100s, China, reportedly from Henan province, Northern Song to Jin dynasty

Head of a Bodhisattva, 1100s, China, reportedly from Henan province, Northern Song (960-1127) to Jin dynasty (1115-1234), wood, Overall - h:86.36 w:40.64 d:38.10 cm (h:34 w:16 d:15 inches). Dudley P. Allen Fund 1923.54, Cleveland Museum of Art © 2013 Cleveland Museum of Art.
27 juin 2014

Guanyin, China, Ming dynasty, 1368 - 1644

  Guanyin, China, Ming dynasty, 1368 - 1644. Photo Hampel She is sitting in the relaxed pose of royal nonchalance on a rock base. Height: circa 124 cm. Estimate 60 000-80 000 € Provenance: Purchased around 1990 by Dr Feldmeier, Hengersberg/Germany. According to him it was purchased from the descendants of the German Ambassador to China Dr Vorretsch.Note: Objects of a similar type but from a different period can be found at the following museums:Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, inventory number... [Lire la suite]
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22 juin 2014

Tête de Bouddha, Chine, entre 960 et 1279

Tête de Bouddha, Chine, entre 960 et 1279. Photo KOHN Pierre. H. 48,3 cm. Estimation : 30 000 € / 40 000 € STONE HEAD OF BUDDHA, China, Circa: 960 to 1279 Stone. Dimension: 19’’ high After the collapse of the Tang Dynasty (906 AD), there was a succession of short-lived governments (known as the Five Dynasties). This period of unrest came to an end with the establishment of the Northern Song Dynasty in 960 AD. Renewed political stability helped to usher in a period of economic prosperity and a massive rise in population.... [Lire la suite]


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