29 mars 2018

A superbly carved wood figure of Amida Nyorai, Japan, late Heian period, 12th century

Lot 3036. A superbly carved wood figure of Amida Nyorai, Japan, late Heian period, 12th century; 37 cm, 14 1/2  in. Estimate 1,200,000 — 1,500,000 HKD (153,480 - 191,850 USD). Lot Sold 1,125,000 HKD. © Sotheby's 2018 sensitively carved in two hollowed sections joined vertically [warihagi zukuri], the rounded face with delicate features portrayed in a meditative expression, gently defined with half open bow-shaped eyes and slit pendulous earlobes, below tightly curled hair... [Lire la suite]
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14 août 2017

Exhibition focuses on that silent yet powerful act of transmission of Buddhist philosophy

MELBOURNE.- From the tranquil smile of an enlightened icon to the widely recognisable laughing Buddha, nine iterations and cultural interpretations of Buddha from throughout Asia are being presented in Buddha’s Smile, on view in the Asian Art temporary exhibitions gallery at NGV International. The exhibition focuses on that silent yet powerful act of transmission of Buddhist philosophy.  Spanning more than 1000 years, the exhibition presents Buddhist principles and Zen philosophy in a fresh context through a display of... [Lire la suite]
30 juin 2017

Gregg Baker Asian Art at Masterpiece London 2017

A lacquer and gilt-wood figure of Amida Nyorai seated in jō-in (meditation mudra), Japan, 12th-13th century, Kamakura Period. Dimensions: Figure: H. 10¼" (25.50 cm). Gregg Baker Asian Art, Stand D23 © 2017 MASTERPIECE LONDON LTD Hisao Dōmoto, Solution de continuité (Solution of Continuity), oil on canvas, signed, titled and dated 1963-64 Paris on the reverse. H. 9¼" x W. 20¼" (23cm x 51cm). Gregg Baker Asian Art, Stand D23 © 2017 MASTERPIECE LONDON LTD Suda Kokuta, Untitled,... [Lire la suite]
28 octobre 2016

Amida Nyorai, Japon. Très probablement époque de Heian, ca 9°-12° siècle

Lot 92. Amida Nyorai, Japon. Très probablement époque de Heian, ca 9°-12° siècle. Estimation : 3 000 - 5 000 €.  Photo Cornette de Saint-Cyr Bois. H. 90 cm  En dépit d’une forte usure de surface due aux xylophages, cette belle sculpture présente encore des éléments stylistiques évoquant l’esthétique des statues de Buddha de l’époque de Heian. Bien que les mains soient absentes, l’avant bras droit relevé et le gauche incliné vers le bas trahissent l’iconographie classique des représentations d’Amida,... [Lire la suite]
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