07 février 2019

Exhibition illustrates how Tibetan Buddhism empowered rulers through exquisite artworks

Hevajra (central detail); China; Ming dynasty, Yongle Period, ca. 1417–1423; silk embroidery; 81 x 131 cm; Pritzker Collection. NEW YORK, NY.- Religion has influenced and empowered countless political leaders throughout history, and Tibetan Buddhism is no exception. “Faith and Empire: Art and Politics in Tibetan Buddhism” is the first exhibition of its kind to explore Tibetan Buddhism’s dynamic political role in the empires of Asia from the 7th to the early 20th century. The exhibition places Himalayan art in a... [Lire la suite]

06 janvier 2019

A gilt-bronze figure of Maitreya, Tibet, 16th-17th century

Lot 196. A gilt-bronze figure of Maitreya, Tibet, 16th-17th century; 36.5cm., 14 3/8 in. Estimate 20,000 - 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 40,000 GBP. © Sotheby's 2013. cast seated in pralambapadasana, the hands raised in dharmacakramudra holding stems issuing uptala lotuses along the elbows, wearing a dhoti incised with floral scrolls and adorned with beaded festoons, the serene face with downcast eyes and a gentle smile, the hair drawn up into a high chignon secured with a... [Lire la suite]
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06 janvier 2019

A Sino-Tibetan gilt-bronze figure of Amitayus, 17th-18th century

Lot 193. A Sino-Tibetan gilt-bronze figure of Amitayus, 17th-18th century; 24cm., 9 1/2 in. Estimate 20,000 - 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 104,500 GBP. © Sotheby's 2013. cast seated in dhyanasana on a double-lotus base, the hands lowered in dhyanamudra, wearing a dhoti embellished with beaded necklaces, the face with downcast eyes, surmounted by a tall elaborate headdress, all raised on an octagonal pedestal with foliate projections. Provenance: Christie’s New York, 17th September... [Lire la suite]
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06 janvier 2019

A gilt-bronze figure of Vajradhara, Tibet, 14th-15th century

Lot 191. A gilt-bronze figure of Vajradhara, Tibet, 14th-15th century; 22.8cm., 9in. Estimate 12,000 - 16,000 GBP. Lot sold 25,000 GBP. © Sotheby's 2013. cast seated in in dhyanasana on a double-lotus base, the arms raised in vitarkamudra holding a bell and a vajra respectively, wearing a dhoti embellished with beaded jewels, the benevolent face surmounted by an elaborate headdress. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, London, 06 nov.... [Lire la suite]
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14 décembre 2018

An important framed paubha depicting Avalokiteshvara, Nepal, circa 1300

Lot 36. An important framed paubha depicting Avalokiteshvara, Nepal, circa 1300. Dimensions: 65 x 53 cm. (25 5/8 x 20 7/8 in.), encadré. Estimate EUR 300,000 - EUR 400,000. Price realised EUR 391,500. © Christie’s Images Limited 2018. Il est représenté assis en lalitasana sur une base lotiforme placée sur un trône. Ses mains principales sont en dharmacakramudra, les autres rayonnant autour de lui. Il est vêtu de dhoti, paré de bijoux. Son visage est emprunt d'une expression sereine. Il... [Lire la suite]
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14 décembre 2018

An important gold-inlaid silver figure of Hevajra, Tibet, circa 15th century

Lot 29. An important gold-inlaid silver figure of Hevajra, Tibet, circa 15th century. Hauteur: 12 cm. (4 ¾ in.). Estimate EUR 80,000 - EUR 120,000. Price realised EUR 439,500. © Christie’s Images Limited 2018. Il est représenté debout en alidasana. Ses seize bras rayonnent autour de lui, chaque main tenant un kapala surmonté d'un animal ou d'une divinité. Ses mains principales enlacent sa parèdre. Paré de bijoux incrustés d'or, il porte un mala composé de têtes coupées. Ses neuf... [Lire la suite]
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11 décembre 2018

A gilt bronze figure of Avalokitesvara Jinasagara and consort, Tibet, 18th century

Lot 145. A gilt bronze figure of Avalokitesvara Jinasagara and consort, Tibet, 18th century.H. : 19,5 cm (7 3/4 in.). Estimation 5 000 - 7 000 €. Vendu 26 000 €. © Artcurial Représenté debout dansant sur une base lotiforme, enlaçant sa parèdre, les cheveux coiffés en chignon et rehaussés d'un diadème orné de cinq crânes, la parèdre tenant le kapala et le tambour ; petits manques à un doigt, et statuette refixée. Artcurial. Vente Art d’Asie - 10 décembre 2018  
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08 décembre 2018

A fine thangka of the fifth Dalai Lama, Tibet, late 18th century

Lot 127. A fine thangka of the fifth Dalai Lama, Tibet, late 18th century; 72 x 48 cm. Estimate 8000-12,000 €. Lot sold 38,000 €. © Nagel Auktionen Depicting the life of Dalai Lama Ngag.dbang blo-bzang rga-mtsho (1617-1682). Avalokiteshvara, his left hand holding the cakra. The Fifth Dalai Lama is seated in the center of the painting with legs crossed on a cushion wearing finely painted monastic robes, his face with mesmerizing expression, specific bonnet, in front of him lamas and laymen presenting... [Lire la suite]
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19 novembre 2018

Three Nepalese rhinoceros horn bowls, 17th-18th century at Bonhams, 27 november 2018

Lot 82Y. A rare small rhinoceros horn documentary 'Vishnu' bowl, Nepal, dated by inscription to 1678 and of the period; 7.3cm (2 7/8in) long. Estimate: HK$250,000.00 - HK$350,000.00 (€ 28,000 - 39,000). WITHDRAWN. © Bonhams. Carved in yoni form and raised above a short flat base, the rounded edge of the interior carved with a small figure of the deity Vishnu above a lotus-petal pedestal, surrounded by a mandorla, the exterior carved with a Nepalese inscription, the horn of dark-brown... [Lire la suite]
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08 novembre 2018

A gilt-bronze figure of Amitayus, Tibet, 15th-16th century

Lot 65. A gilt-bronze figure of Amitayus, Tibet, 15th-16th century; 29.5 cm, 11 5/8  in. Estimate £30,000 - £50,000. Lot sold £60,000 (€68,718). © Sotheby's. seated in dhyanasana on an ungilded separately cast double-lotus pedestal base, with hands held in dhyanamudra, wearing a shawl and dhoti falling down over his crossed legs in undulous folds and opening at the chest to reveal elaborate jewellery, a celestial scarf around the shoulders and arms, the face with... [Lire la suite]
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