21 novembre 2023
Bodhisattva, probably Avalokiteshvara (Guanyin), ca. 550–560, Northern Qi dynasty (550–577). Sandstone with pigment. H. 419.1 cm; H. with base 449.6 cm. The Sackler Collections, Purchase, The Sackler Fund, 65.29.4. © 2000–2023 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Large-scale sculptures of bodhisattvas wearing extraordinary jewelry epitomize stylistic and iconographic innovations in Chinese sculpture from the second half of the sixth century. The astonishing jeweled harness adorning this bodhisattva is made up of two long strands of... [Lire la suite]
18 septembre 2023
Painted Gilden Wood Bodhisattva, Song Dynasty (960-1279). Collection of Shanghai Museum.
16 septembre 2023
Stone Bodhisattva, Tang dynasty (618-907), Shanghai Museum.
17 juillet 2023
Bodhisattva, 10th century, Liao Dynasty (907-1125) or Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127). Wood (willow) with traces of paint, stone: 152.4 × 41 × 26 cm). Gift of Charles H. Ludington from the George Crofts Collection, 1925, 1925-53-10. © 2023 Philadelphia Museum of Art. It is likely this serene bodhisattva was made for a Buddhist temple in northern China. It probably flanked a large Buddha statue set against a mural painting depicting paradise. Sculpted in high relief, the deity has inlaid glazed ceramic eyes and traces of its... [Lire la suite]
15 juillet 2023
Seated Bodhisattva with Combined Halo and Mandorla, Pakistan (ancient region of Gandhara), 5th–6th century
Seated Bodhisattva with Combined Halo and Mandorla, Pakistan (ancient region of Gandhara), 5th–6th century. Stucco. H. 13.3 cm, W. 9.5 cm, D. 6 cm. Rogers Fund, 1913, 13.96.10. © 2000–2023 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. In Gandhara the appearance of a halo surrounding an entire figure occurs only in the latest phases of artistic production, in the fifth and sixth centuries. By this time in Afghanistan the halo/mandorla had become quite common and is the format that took hold at Central Asian Buddhist sites.
13 juillet 2023
Bust of a Bodhisattva, Pakistan (ancient region of Gandhara), ca. 4th–5th century. Schist. H. 76.2 cm, W. 43.2 cm, D. 22.9 cm. Gift of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, 1942, 42.25.15. © 2000–2023 The Metropolitan Museum of Art This image was made at a time when the naturalism of the earlier sculptural tradition was giving way to a greater formality, as artists strove to depict enlightened beings. The elaborate hairstyle, with topknot and hair flowing behind the shoulders, suggests that the sculpture represents Maitreya, the Buddha of the... [Lire la suite]
07 juillet 2023
Bodhisattva, Tang dynasty (618-907). Stone, height 72 cm. Shanghai Museum. Plumpness is regarded as beautiful in Buddha statues in the Tang dynasty; both the Bodhisattva and also the Buddha statues look chubby, which indicate the generosity of the state and the strong national strength. This kneeling Bodhisattva, made from white marble with meticulous craft, looks quiet and sweet with a full face and downward looking eyes. The long dress hung from the slim waist looks dynamic with vivid carving of the drapes. And the incomplete... [Lire la suite]
31 mai 2023
Lot 42. A large gilt-lacquered wood figure of a bodhisattva, Vietnam, late 18th-early 19th century. H. 75 cm. Estimate €5,000 - €8,000. © Bonhams 2001-2023 Statue d'un bodhisattva en bois laqué et doré, Vietnam, fin du XVIIIe siècle-début du XIXe siècle. Provenance: European private collection, acquired in the 1980s. Lot 43. A lacquered wood figure of seated Buddha, Vietnam, late 18th-early 19th century. H. 53 cm. Estimate €3,000 - €5,000. © Bonhams 2001-2023... [Lire la suite]
30 mai 2023
Lot 39. A Grey Schist Figure of a Bodhisattva Ancient Region of Gandhara, Circa 3rd Century. Estimate: €400,000-600,000. Photo: Bonhams. Lot 117. A Gilt Copper Alloy Figure of Amitayus. Attributed to Sonam Gyaltsen (A. 15th Century), Shigatse, Central Tibet, circa 1430-40. Estimate: €1,000,000 - €1,500,000. Photo: Bonhams. Lot 54. A Magnificent and Very Rare Large Wood Figure of the Bodhisattva Guanyin, Jin dynasty. Estimate: €800,000 - €1,200,000. Photo: Bonhams. A Wood Netsuke of an Elephant and... [Lire la suite]
23 mai 2023
Lot 11. Importante tête de bodhisattva. Inde, dynastie Kushan, IIe-IVe siècles. Grès rose. H. 33,5 cm. Estimation : 8000/12000€. © 2020 Maître Jean Emmanuel PRUNIER Cette imposante tête aux traits souriants surmontés d’un superbe turban supportant un grand fleuron pouvant évoquer une fleur de lotus épanouie est exécutée dans le grès rose caractéristique de la région de Mathura en Uttar Pradesh. Ce style puissant tout en rondeurs mêlant puissance et spiritualité constitue le parfait exemple du style... [Lire la suite]