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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15 novembre 2015

A grey schist figure of a seated Bodhisattva with kalasha, Gandhara, 2nd-3rd century

A grey schist figure of a seated Bodhisattva with kalasha, Gandhara, 2nd-3rd century. Estimate CHF 2,000 / 3,000 | EUR 1900 / 2850. Photo Koller. H 36,5 cm.  Swiss private collection, acquired before 1988.  Koller. Art asiatique (Japon, Asie du Sud-Est, Inde, Perse): Vente A175AS, 18 November 2015 10:00
17 septembre 2015

A gray stone head of a bodhisattva, China, Tang dynasty

A gray stone head of a bodhisattva, China, Tang dynasty. Estimate 400,000 — 500,000 USD. Price Realized $670,000. Photo Sotheby's the full face well-carved with angled downcast eyes and elegant curved brows flanking a refined nose, above full lips curved in a gentle smile, the hair parted into sections, pulled back and gathered into a coiled topknot behind a stylized blossom, all between large ears with pendulous earlobes, the surface with traces of pigment. Height 19 1/2  in., 49.5 cm ... [Lire la suite]
03 mai 2015

Sotheby's London presents exemplary selection of Chinese & Japanese works of art

Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- On 13 May 2015 Sotheby’s London will bring to the market an exceptional range of Chinese and Japanese Works of Art. Alongside the biannual auction of Important Chinese Art, Sotheby’s will offer the single owner sale The Soul of Japanese Aesthetics: The Tsuneichi Inoue Collection. The collection formed by the Tokyo collector Tsuneichi Inoue encapsulates the best of collecting taste in Japan in the early to mid-20th century. This can be seen not only in the significant highlights such... [Lire la suite]
06 avril 2015

Bodhisattva, Art du Gandhara, ca 4°-5°siècle

Bodhisattva, Art du Gandhara, ca 4°-5°siècle. Estimation : 20 000 - 30 000 €. Photo Cornette de Saint-Cyr Stuc. H. 44 cm Belle et importante tête de bodhisattva aux traits caractéristiques de style qualifié de Gréco-Bouddhique. Le visage est surmonté d’une coiffure ondulée garnie de fleurs, et le chignon est agrémenté d’un riche diadème à médaillon central rehaussé de pigments rouges. Petits accidents, manques et restaurations visibles.  Historique : - Acquise... [Lire la suite]
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