17 septembre 2016

A cast and repoussé gilt-bronze figure of a bodhisattva, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

lot 1231. A cast and repoussé gilt-bronze figure of a bodhisattva, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Estimate: USD 20,000 ~ 30,000. Price Realised USD 35,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The figure sits in dhyanasana on a double-lotus base with both hands held in vitarkamudra. He is clad in a flowing dhoti with hems incised with a foliate pattern, and is adorned with various jewelry. The face is centered by a third eye at the forehead, and the hair is pulled into a... [Lire la suite]

12 septembre 2016

An exceptionally rare gilt-bronze figure of a bodhisattva, Northern Zhou dynasty (557-581)

Lot 154. An exceptionally rare gilt-bronze figure of a bodhisattva, Northern Zhou dynasty (557-581). Estimate 80,000 — 120,000. Photo: Sotheby's. the deity seated in dhyanasana on a circular pedestal, wearing long flowing robes and beaded chains centered on a medallion at the waist and with a long cord hanging down over the front of the pedestal, both hands holding the long sashes falling from the shoulders and the ornate headdress, the face with downcast eyes and a... [Lire la suite]
11 septembre 2016

Masterworks of Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian works of art offered as part of Asian Art Week

A rare and monumental gray schist figure of a Bodhisattva (estimate: $600,000 - 800,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2016. NEW YORK, NY.- As part of Asian Art Week, Christie’s New York salerooms will host a wealth of masterworks from the Indian subcontinent with the Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian Works of Art sale on 13 September and the South Asian Modern + Contemporary Art sale on 14 September 2016. The auctions will present historic sculptures, bronzes and court paintings alongside art by established... [Lire la suite]
20 août 2016

Christie's announces highlights from Asian Art Week sales

Lot 17. Yuan Yao (Active 1720-1780), Spring Mountains. Scroll, mounted for framing, ink and color on silk, 78 5/8 x 95 ¾ in. (199.5 x 243 cm.). Dated spring, first month, yihai year (1755). Estimate: $450,000-650,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2016. NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s announces Asian Art Week: a series of auctions, viewings and events, from September 13-16. This season includes eight sales featuring over 900 lots, drawing together an extraordinary breadth of works from every category of Asian... [Lire la suite]
26 mars 2016

An extremely rare large limestone head of a bodhisattva, Sui dynasty

Lot 2871, An extremely rare large limestone head of a bodhisattva, Sui dynasty. Estimate 3,500,000 — 4,500,000 HKD (405,283 - 521,078 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. the softly rounded face gracefully carved and framed by arched brows extending to a refined aquiline nose, eyes gently cast down above full cheeks and a delicately formed mouth, the gaze half closed in an expression of quiet contemplation, the elegantly coiffed hair in layers of looped sections with thick strands trailing... [Lire la suite]
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13 mars 2016

A gray schist figure of a Bodhisattva, Gandhara, 2nd-3rd century

Lot 269, A gray schist figure of a Bodhisattva, Gandhara, 2nd-3rd century. Estimate $50,000 – $70,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 Seated in dhyanasana on a cushion over a lion throne, wearing a long dhoti and low-slung flowing sash over his muscular torso, adorned with a torque, beaded multi-stranded necklace terminating in makara heads, bracelets, armlets visible under his drapers, and earrings, his elaborate coiffure caught up with a beaded and floral headdress. 22 in. (56 cm.) high ... [Lire la suite]

13 mars 2016

A gray schist figure of a Bodhisattva, Gandhara, 2nd-3rd century

Lot 270, A gray schist figure of a Bodhisattva, Gandhara, 2nd-3rd century. Estimate $50,000 – $70,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 Dressed in a flowing sanghati with the drapery falling in elegant folds, adorned with a torque, beaded necklaces, a cord with three amulets and an elaborate necklace with makara pendants, the mustachioed face centered by a raisedurna, the hair in a floppy topknot secured with a beaded headdress, the relief scene below of Buddha flanked by worshippers. 21 ½... [Lire la suite]
25 février 2016

A gilt copper repoussé figure of a bodhisattva, Nepal, circa 16th century

Lot 25. A gilt copper repoussé figure of a bodhisattva, Nepal, circa 16th century. Estimate US$ 300,000 - 500,000 (€270,000 - 460,000). Photo: Bonhams. Reclining into 'royal ease' while displaying the gesture of teaching with an attentive gaze. 17 in. (43.2 cm) high This masterpiece of Nepalese repoussé sculpture couches the bodhisattva in regalia, bedecked with inset semi-precious stones of diverse colors. His figure is composed with a naturalistic sense of his weight resting on his left arm with a slight... [Lire la suite]
05 février 2016

Stele with Buddha Sakyamuni and two bodhisattvas, Sui dynasty, 581 - 618 CE

Stele with Buddha Sakyamuni and two bodhisattvas, Sui dynasty, 581 - 618 CE. Henan Muscum, Zhengzhou, Henan Province. Stone, height 190 cm, width 100 cm. Henan Museum, Zhengzhou, Henan Province The seated figure of Buddha Sakyamuni is carved in smooth lines, which contrast with the elaborate halo framing his head. His unadorned long-sleeved robe falls in elaborate pleats over the simple plinth.Buddha is flanked by his two main disciples, Ananda and Kasyapa, which are depicted on a far smaller scale. The upper... [Lire la suite]
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15 novembre 2015

A small grey schist torso of a Bodhisattva. Gandhara, 3rd-4th century

A small grey schist torso of a Bodhisattva. Gandhara, 3rd-4th century. Estimate CHF  700 / 1,000 | EUR 660 / 950. Photo Koller. Height 16.5 cm. Mounted on a metal plinth.  Swiss private collection, acquired before 1977.  Koller. Art asiatique (Japon, Asie du Sud-Est, Inde, Perse): Vente A175AS, 18 November 2015 10:00
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