18 janvier 2020

A limestone head of a bodhisattva, Northern Qi dynasty (550-577)

Lot 1259. A limestone head of a bodhisattva, Northern Qi dynasty (550-577); 13¼ in. (33.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 50,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The head is finely carved with a serene expression conveyed by the slight smile of the mouth and the lowered lids of the eyes below the gracefully arched brows. The hair is drawn up behind a crown centered by a jeweled plaque and tied with ribbons that trail down the sides to partially obscure the ears. The pale... [Lire la suite]

18 janvier 2020

A reddish-brown sandstone triad, 6th century

Lot 1257. A reddish-brown sandstone triad, 6th century; 21¾ in. (55.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 52,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The front is carved in high relief with Buddha seated in vajrasana on a lotus pedestal base, with right hand raised, probably in abhaya mudra, and left hand held in varada mudra. The figure is flanked by two bodhisattvas holding ritual objects, including an elixir bottle, and wearing ribbon-hung crowns... [Lire la suite]
18 janvier 2020

A small painted stucco Buddhist stele, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 1256. A small painted stucco Buddhist stele, Tang dynasty (618-907); 10 1/8 in. (26 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 20,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 Of rectangular shape, the front is carved in high relief with Buddha seated on a waisted pedestal between two bodhisattvas within a deep niche flanked by three registers of seated Buddhas. A panel below encloses two tigers seated either side of a lotus spray. All is painted in dark red, green, black, white... [Lire la suite]
18 janvier 2020

A grey stone Buddhist stele, Sui dynasty (581-618)

Lot 1254. A grey stone Buddhist stele, Sui dynasty (581-618); 17 in. (43 cm.) high. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 21,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The front is carved with a bodhisattva standing within an arched niche, with right hand raised, the left holding an elixir bottle, and wearing a crown and long bead necklace falling across the front of the dhoti. The figure is flanked by two acolytes standing beside posts on which perch two birds with backward-turned... [Lire la suite]
18 janvier 2020

A dated limestone free-standing figure of a bodhisattva, Northern Qi dynasty, inscribed 4th year of Tianbo (553)

Lot 1194. A dated limestone free-standing figure of a bodhisattva, Northern Qi dynasty, inscribed 4th year of Tianbo (553); 17¼ in. (43.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 87,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The figure shown standing on a lotus plinth and holding a sacred object in each hand wears a long shawl draped over the shoulders and scarves gathered by a lobed disc below the folded-over top of the gracefully draped dhoti that falls to the tops of the bare... [Lire la suite]
18 janvier 2020

A rare gilt-lacquered bronze figure of Guanyin, Dali Kingdom, Yunnan, 10th-13th century

Lot 1191. A rare gilt-lacquered bronze figure of Guanyin, Dali Kingdom, Yunnan, 10th-13th century; 21 in. (53.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. Price realised USD 171,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The bodhisattva, Avalokitesvara, who is shown standing on a waisted lotus base holding a willow branch over the right shoulder and a flask pendent in the left hand, wears beaded jewelry, a scarf draped around the torso, a dhoti folded over below the waist, and a circlet... [Lire la suite]

18 janvier 2020

A small gilt-bronze figure of the seated Maitreya Buddha, Northern Qi-Tang dynasty, 6th-early 7th century

Lot 1190. A small gilt-bronze figure of the seated Maitreya Buddha, Northern Qi-Tang dynasty, 6th-early 7th century; 5½ in. (14 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 75,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The Buddha of the Future is shown seated with both legs pendent, with the right hand raised in abhaya mudra and the left hand resting on the left knee. The face is well cast with a serene expression below a simple hair line and a rounded usnisa, wood stand. ... [Lire la suite]
18 janvier 2020

A dated gilt-bronze figure of a bodhisattva, Sui dynasty, inscribed Daye sixth year, corresponding to 610, and of the period

Lot 1189. A dated gilt-bronze figure of a bodhisattva, Sui dynasty, inscribed Daye sixth year, corresponding to 610, and of the period; 18 3/8 in. (46.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 147,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The seated figure is backed by a flame-carved mandorla carved with a foliate scroll aureole that frames the head, and wears a long diaphanous robe which cascades in crisp, overlapping folds over the front of the circular plinth... [Lire la suite]
18 janvier 2020

A dark grey limestone figure of Amitabha Buddha, inscribed Jinglong third year (709), and of the period

Lot 1150. A dark grey limestone figure of Amitabha Buddha, inscribed Jinglong third year (709), and of the period; 18 3/8 in. (46.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 147,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The seated figure is backed by a flame-carved mandorla carved with a foliate scroll aureole that frames the head, and wears a long diaphanous robe which cascades in crisp, overlapping folds over the front of the circular plinth that is raised on a columnar... [Lire la suite]
18 janvier 2020

Three small gilt-bronze figures of bodhisattvas, Sui-Northern Song dynasty, 6th-12th century

 Lot 1145. Three small gilt-bronze figures of bodhisattvas, Sui-Northern Song dynasty, 6th-12th century; 5, 5¼, 6½ and 3 5/8 in. (12.7, 13.3, 16.5 and 9.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 40,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 One is a slender, graceful figure standing in a tribhangha pose on top of a lotus stem, with a bottle pendent from the right hand and a willow branch held in the left at the shoulder. The head is backed by a separate openwork... [Lire la suite]