11 juillet 2020

A finely carved white marble standing figure of a monk, probably Ananda, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 104. A finely carved white marble standing figure of a monk, probably Ananda, Tang dynasty (618-907); 54 cm, 21 1/4  in. Estimate 900,000 — 1,200,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,500,000 HKD.  Courtesy Sotheby's. sensuously carved standing on a facetted lotus pedestal with the feet pointing outwards, the hands depicted gently clasped before the subtly rounded waist with one hand over the other, superbly portrayed dressed in loose voluminous robes opening at the... [Lire la suite]

15 juillet 2019

A gilt-bronze figure of Ananda, Northern Wei dynasty (386-534)

Lot 13. A gilt-bronze figure of Ananda, Northern Wei dynasty (386-534). Height 2 5/8  in., 6.8 cm. Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 USD. Lot sold 15,000 USD. © Sotheby's. Buddha's principal disciple portrayed as a monk with shaved head and hands held in anjalimudra, dressed in long robes cast with sharply defined folds that fall in front, with incised lines marking the folds on the back, wood stand, Japanese wood box (5). Provenance: Hirano Kotoken,... [Lire la suite]
04 juin 2018

A gilt bronze of Ananda, Tibeto-chinese, ca. 16th century

Lot 123. A gilt bronze of Ananda, Tibeto-chinese, ca. 16th century. Height 24.5 cm. Sealed. Estimate CHF 30 000 / 50 000 (€ 25 000 / 41 670). Sold for CHF 42 500. Courtesy Koller.  Koller. Asian Art: Himalaya, China - Wednesday 06 June 2018 10.00 AM
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]
02 septembre 2013

An unusual pair of carved 'jichimu' wood figures of Ananda and Kasyapa, China, Ming Dynasty

An unusual pair of carved 'jichimu' wood figures of Ananda and Kasyapa, China, Ming Dynasty. Photo: Sotheby's. Heights: 44 in. (111.8 cm) PROVENANCE: Private Taiwanese Collection since the 1980s NOTE: Kasyapa was one of the principal disciples of Sakyamuni Buddha and convened and directed the First Buddhist Council after Buddha’s death and parinirvana.  He came from the kingdom of Magadha and by the time he met Buddha, was already well into his eighties.  He was a renowned ascetic and had a large... [Lire la suite]
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16 octobre 2012

Rare marble figure of a Buddhist disciple from the Tang Dynasty dated 718 for sale at Bonhams

A fascinating sculpture of a Buddhist disciple. Estimate: £200,000 to £300,000. Photo: Bonhams. LONDON.- Bonhams will offer this fascinating sculpture of a Buddhist disciple for £200,000 to £300,000 in its sale of Fine Chinese Art on November 8 in London. The interest in the piece itself is enhanced by its connection to the great French collector, Léonce Filatriau. Born in Pondichéry, India, in 1875, he went on to a political career that took him from India to Dahomey in French West Africa and then Indochina (Viet Nam). During his... [Lire la suite]