22 février 2017

Buddhist Sculptures at Shanxi Provincial Museum

Shakyamuni Buddha, Eastern Wei dynasty (534-550 AD) © Shanxi Provincial Museum Shakyamuni Buddha, Northern Zhou dynasty, 569 AD, Jishan County © Shanxi Provincial Museum Shakyamuni Buddha, Northern Zhou dynasty (557-581 AD), Wanrong County © Shanxi Provincial Museum Although both of these statues were created during the Northern Zhou dynasty, they are markedly different in their overall appearance, carving, physiognomy, robes, and hair. The figure on the first wears a... [Lire la suite]

21 février 2017

A large gilt-bronze figure of Buddha Shakyamuni, Tibet, 14th-15th Century

Lot 213. A large gilt-bronze figure of Buddha Shakyamuni, Tibet, 14th-15th Century. Estimate 150,000 — 200,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. Himalayan Art Resources item no. 13392.Height: 12 ¼ in. (31.5 cm) Provenance: Nikolaus Sonne Fine Arts, Berlin, 2 February 2002. Note: This very fine and large-scale sculpture of Buddha Shakyamuni is a testament to the powerful legacy of the Newari aesthetic imported into Tibet from the Kathmandu Valley in the medieval period.  Displaying tremendous power and... [Lire la suite]
21 février 2017

A gilt-bronze figure of Avalokiteshvara attributed by inscription to the Tenth Karmapa Chöying Dorje, Eastern Tibet or Yunnan

Lot 223. A gilt-bronze figure of Avalokiteshvara, attributed by inscription to the Tenth Karmapa Chöying Dorje, Eastern Tibet or Yunnan Province, 17th Century. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. Himalayan Art Resources item no. 13400.Height: 6  3/8  in. (16.2 cm) Exhibited: "Masterworks: Jewels of the Collection", Rubin Museum of Art, 4 February 2015–11 January 2016 and 10 February 2016–16 January 2017 Literature: I. Alsop, 'Sculpture of Chöying Dorjé', in K.... [Lire la suite]
20 février 2017

A monumental grey schist figure of seated Buddha Ancient region of Gandhara, Kushan period, first half of 3rd Century

Lot 247. A monumental grey schist figure of seated Buddha Ancient region of Gandhara, Kushan period, first half of 3rd Century. Estimate 200,000-300,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. Height 50  7/8  in. (129.2 cm) Provenance: William H. Wolff, 2 December 1961.The Cleveland Museum of Art, Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. Fund, 1961. Exhibited: “Kushan Sculpture: Images from Early India”, The Cleveland Museum of Art, 13 November 1985–5 January 1986; Asia Society Galleries, New York, 13 February–6... [Lire la suite]
20 février 2017

A large and rare bronze figure of Buddha Shakyamuni inlaid with silver and copper, Tibet, 13th Century

Lot 212. A large and rare bronze figure of Buddha Shakyamuni inlaid with silver and copper, Tibet, 13th century. Estimate 300,000-500,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. Himalayan Art Resources item no. 13391.Height: 16  1/4  in. (41.3 cm) Provenance: Acquired in India, 1969.Collection of the late Mrs. Annalies Sutter, Switzerland.  Literature: U. von Schroeder, Indo-Tibetan Bronzes, Hong Kong, 1981, p. 185, pl. 36E. Note: This sculpture represents the early phase of Tibetan Buddhist... [Lire la suite]
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13 février 2017

Exhibition of Buddhist art from the Newark Museum organized exclusively for Nashville's Frist Center

Attributed to Gyeju (flourished ca. 1680s). Seated Buddha, Korea, 17th century, Joseon Period (1392–1912). Wood, lacquer, gold, and rock crystal. Newark Museum, Purchase 2013 Mr. and Mrs. William V. Griffin Fund, 2013.26. NASHVILLE, TENN.- This winter and spring, visitors to the Frist Center will enjoy opportunities to examine the art of Buddhism in unusual depth. Organized by the Newark Museum exclusively for the Frist Center, Secrets of Buddhist Art: Tibet, Japan, and Korea explores one of the great faiths of the... [Lire la suite]

15 janvier 2017

Jina Rishabhanatha, 6th–7th century C.E., Gupta (ca. 320–600 C.E.) to Pala period (ca. 750–1100)

Jina Rishabhanatha, 6th–7th century C.E., Gupta (ca. 320–600 C.E.) to Pala period (ca. 750–1100). Black chlorite stone, 66 x 40.6 x 12.7 cm (26 x 16 x 5 in.). Purchased with a gift from Steven M. Kossak, B.A. 1972, 2000.36.1. Photo credit: Yale University Art Gallery Jina Rishabhanatha is the first of twenty-three Jina, “Victors” or “Conquerors” who had crossed through the “torrent of rebirth” before Mahavira (ca. 599–527 B.C.E.), the founder of Jainism. Like Buddha in many images, Rishabhanatha is shown framed by a... [Lire la suite]
13 décembre 2016

The Raphy Star Collection sells for over $2 million and sets a new record

 A large Chinese wooden sculpture of a Luohan, Jin-Yuan Dynasty (13th-14th century) and the banknote found inside. Estimate: AUD$40,000-60,000. Sold for: AUD$47,120. Photo Mosgreen SYDNEY.- The Raphy Star Collection of Important Asian Art achieved a new record for a single-owner collection of Asian Art in Sydney last night with a total of over AUD$2 million ($2,009,700).  The top selling lot, a rare and beautifully carved Chinese polychrome wood sculpture of a Bodhisattva, Song Dynasty, 11th century sold for... [Lire la suite]
07 décembre 2016

Auctionata / Paddle8 offers rare fasting Buddha sculpture

Lot 7.  Rare Schist Figure of Fasting Buddha, Ancient region of Gandhara, 2nd-4th century. Estimate: €480,000 - €600,000. Photo Auctionata AG NEW YORK, NY.- Auctionata, the leading online auction house, presents its Asian Art Day on December 16, 2016, featuring extremely rare and exceptional works of Asian Art via livestream auctions on www.auctionata.com. In a three-part auction series, rare sculptures, fine porcelain and exquisite paintings will be offered to bidders worldwide. ... [Lire la suite]
05 décembre 2016

An exceptional Song figure of Guanyin to be offered in the Asian Art sale Christie’s Paris, december 14

 Lot 27. Rare et importante statue de Guanyin en bois polychrome et doré, Chine, dynastie Song (960-1279). Estimate EUR 200,000 - EUR 300,000 (USD 213,717 - USD 320,576) © Christie’s Images Limited 2016.  Paris – On December 14, Christie’s Paris will offer its Asian Art sale, the second Parisian auction this year. After a successful 300 lots sale that achieved over €9M, this season’s auction is focused on a smaller amount of works of art, nonetheless important. Each work... [Lire la suite]