17 septembre 2018

'Buddha’s Life, Path to the Present' at the Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam

AMSTERDAM - A unique thangka, a scroll painting, from the personal collection of His Holiness the Dalai Lama has been made available for the exhibition Buddha’s Life, Path to the Present. Made in Tibet in the nineteenth century, the scroll painting is one of a series illustrating the story of Buddha’s life. On Saturday 15 September, His Holiness the Dalai Lama will perform the official opening of the new exhibition at the Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam and he will view the thangka in its temporary home. A... [Lire la suite]

14 septembre 2018

A rare pair of monumental painted stucco figures of bodhisattvas, Yuan-Ming dynasty, 13th-14th century

Lot 1128. A rare pair of monumental painted stucco figures of bodhisattvas, Yuan-Ming dynasty, 13th-14th century; 85 in. (2.16 m.) high. Estimate USD 400,000 - USD 600,000. Price realised USD 468,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. Each figure is a manifestation of Avalokiteshvara, shown standing on a lotus base with head framed within a halo and hands held before the body in amida mudra. One figure wears a green scarf draped over the shoulders and then looped over the forearms before trailing... [Lire la suite]
06 septembre 2018

A large and rare brown conglomerate limestone head of a luohan, Song-Early Ming dynasty

Lot 14. A large and rare brown conglomerate limestone head of a luohan, Song-Early Ming dynasty. Height of head 16 1/4  in., 41.3 cm. Estimate: 150,000-250,000 USD. Lot sold 927,000 USD. © Sotheby's. expressively carved, the full rounded head with furrowed brows and finely articulated eyebrows beneath a heavily lined forehead, the deeply-lidded wrinkled eyes peering out above a softly rounded nose and a prominent chin, flanked by long pendulous earlobes, with short hairs incised to the crown and... [Lire la suite]
06 septembre 2018

A white marble inscribed triad group, Northern Qi dynasty, dated Tianbao tenth year, corresponding to 559

Lot 6. A white marble inscribed triad group, Northern Qi dynasty, dated Tianbao tenth year, corresponding to 559. Height 14 in., 36 cm. Estimate: 300,000 — 500,000 USD. Lot sold 495,000 USD. © Sotheby's. the central Buddhist deity seated in the 'pensive pose' on a throne with the proper right leg crossed over the left knee, the right hand and index finger raised to the face in a gesture of deep contemplation, the head crowned, with long sashes hanging over the shoulders and the body dressed... [Lire la suite]
06 septembre 2018

A marble figure of a standing Bodhisattva, Northern Zhou-Sui dynasty (557-618)

Lot 15. A marble figure of a standing Bodhisattva, Northern Zhou-Sui dynasty  (557-618). Height 33 3/4  in., 88 cm. Estimate: 400,000 — 600,000 USD. © Sotheby's.  the deity carved standing, grasping a bottle held in the lowered proper left hand, richly adorned with an intricately detailed diadem of twisted, beaded, and jeweled strands encircling the lobed double-chignon piled high on the top of the head, the peaceful face with broadly arched brows... [Lire la suite]
06 septembre 2018

An exceptional large limestone figure of a Bodhisattva, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 8. An exceptional large limestone figure of a Bodhisattva, Tang dynasty (618-907). Height 39 1/2  in., 100 cm. Estimate: 1,500,000 — 2,500,000 USD. Lot sold 4,335,000 USD. © Sotheby's.  carved in an elegantly eased standing posture with the proper right hand raised, holding vestiges of a kalasa, the left hand lowered and lightly lifting a draped sash and garments, the hair gathered high in a neatly spiraled topknot encircled by a diadem and falling down... [Lire la suite]

06 septembre 2018

A superbly carved and extremely large limestone head of Buddha, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 5. A superbly carved and extremely large limestone head of Buddha, Tang dynasty (618-907). Height 27 1/2  in., 70 cm. Estimate: 2,000,000-3,000,000 USD. © Sotheby's. the deity carved with a full face, with high arched brows above hooded eyes, half-closed in a sublimely serene countenance, with rounded full cheeks, the lips full and bowed, the face framed by tightly coiled hair above the smooth forehead and over the ushnisha, mounted on a high pedestal (2). Provenance: Tonying... [Lire la suite]
27 août 2018

'Elegance Personified: a pair of Tang standing Bodhisattvas' at Christie's New York, 13 - 14 September

Elegantly outftted in the sumptuous trappings of an Indian prince of old, these compelling sculptures represent bodhisattvas 菩薩,1 benevolent beings who have attained enlightenment 菩提 but who have selfessly postponed entry into nirvana 涅槃 in order to assist other sentient beings—有情 or 眾生—in gaining enlightenment.2 Bodhisattvas are presented in the guise of an early Indian prince, a reference to Siddhartha Gautama’s worldly status before he became the Historical Buddha Shakyamuni 釋迦牟尼佛, implying that... [Lire la suite]
22 août 2018

A massive painted and gilt-lacquered stucco head of Buddha, Yuan-Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century 

Lot 228. A massive painted and gilt-lacquered stucco head of Buddha, Yuan-Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century; 32½ in. (82.6 cm.) high. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 57,600. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007 The face well-modelled with a gentle expression and covered in gold lacquer, the arched eyebrows detailed in black and the mouth and urna in red, the hair dressed in tight curls painted blue and greenish-blue surrounding a rounded usnisa also covered in gold... [Lire la suite]
19 août 2018

Buddha prêchant, Art du Gandhara, 2e-4e siècle

Lot 124. Buddha prêchant, Art du Gandhara, 2e-4e siècle. Schiste. 32 x 39 cm. Estimation: 8 000 € - 12 000 €. Résultat 7 200 €. © Cornette de Saint-Cyr. Beau relief présentant le buddha entouré de personnages et de divinités semblant distrait par un personnage émergeant au centre du feuillage d'un arbre, semblant tendre ses longs cheveux vers lui. Petits accidents, manques et restaurations visibles. L'histoire ainsi évoquée est difficile à identifier, probablement parce que rarement... [Lire la suite]
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