27 mars 2018

A rare and large sandstone head of Buddha, Northern Wei dynasty (386-534)

Lot 3029. A rare and large sandstone head of Buddha, Northern Wei dynasty (386-534); 40 cm, 15 3/4  in. Estimate 2,500,000 — 3,500,000 HKD. © Sotheby's 2018 sensitively carved with an elongated face accentuated with downcast eyes below gracefully arched eyebrows, the serene countenance centred with a pronounced long nose, above lips tenderly lifted at the corners in a beatific smile, framed by a pair of pendulous earlobes and hair neatly swept up into a... [Lire la suite]

25 mars 2018

A rare Dehua figure of Buddha, Late Ming dynasty, 17th century

Lot 774. A rare Dehua figure of Buddha, Late Ming dynasty, 17th century; 17 in. (43.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000. Price realised USD 18,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018  The figure is finely modeled standing on a lotus pedestal, wearing layered robes elegantly draped over the left arm and tucked in at the waist leaving the chest bare. In his right hand he holds a round jewel, while his right arm is held pendent at his side, and his face is modeled with a... [Lire la suite]
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10 mars 2018

Asian Art Museum asks life's biggest questions in 'Divine Bodies'

The Buddhist deity Guhyasamaja (detail), approx. 1400–1500. China; Beijing, Ming dynasty (1368–1644). Bronze with gilding. Asian Art Museum, The Avery Brundage Collection, B64B23. Photograph © Asian Art Museum. SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- The human form in art has always helped shape how we answer life’s biggest questions: Where do we come from? Why are we here? Who are we? What happens when we die? In response, from March 9 through July 29, 2018, the Asian Art Museum presents Divine Bodies, bringing together nearly 70... [Lire la suite]
27 février 2018

Bonhams announces highlights from its Asia Week New York sales and exhibitions

Lot 3033. A gilt copper alloy figure of Avalokiteshvara Sahasrabhuja Ekadasamukha by Sonam Gyaltsen (a.15th century), Central Tibet, circa 1430. Himalayan Art Resources item no.61516; 26 1/8 in. (67.7 cm) high. Estimate US$ 1,000,000 - 1,500,000 (€ 810,000 - 1,200,000). Photo: Bonhams  NEW YORK, NY.- Bonhams New York will present six carefully curated auctions during their celebration of the 10th anniversary of Asia Week New York in March. Featuring outstanding works of Chinese... [Lire la suite]
13 février 2018

A white marble figure of seated Buddha, Northern Qi-Sui dynasty, 6th century or later

Lot 917. A white marble figure of seated Buddha, Northern Qi-Sui dynasty, 6th century or later; 13 ¾ in. (35 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 118,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017  The figure is shown seated in padmasana with the legs and feet covered by the draped robe except for one toe. The right hand is raised in abhaya mudra while the left hand rests in the lap. The face has a serene expression delineated by finely arched brows... [Lire la suite]
25 janvier 2018

Renaud Montméat Art d'Asie at BRAFA, 27 Jan - 4 Feb 2018, Stand 18d

Buddha, Northern Thailand, 16th-17th century. Bronze. H 55 cm. © Renaud Montméat Art d'Asie Provenance: French collection Musicians and garland bearers. Part of a frieze in grey schist, Pakistan, ancient region of Gandhara, circa 2nd century. H 13 x W 49 cm. Art Loss Register certificate. © Renaud Montméat Art d'Asie Provenance: European collection since the 1980s. Chakrasamvara, Tibet, 14th-15th century. Distemper on cloth, 87 x 72 cm. © Renaud... [Lire la suite]

10 janvier 2018

Buddha, Sixteen Kingdoms period (304–439), late 4th–early 5th century

Buddha, Sixteen Kingdoms period (304–439), late 4th–early 5th century. Gilt bronze; piece-mold cast. H. 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm); W. 2 3/4 in. (7 cm); D. 1 3/8 in. (3.5 cm). Purchase, Arthur M. Sackler Gift, 1974; 1974.268.8a–c. © The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Representations of the Buddha wearing a thick shawl over both shoulders and sitting atop a throne with lions on either side are Chinese adaptations of images derived from the northwest region of the Indian subcontinent, particularly from areas in present-day Pakistan (known as... [Lire la suite]
11 décembre 2017

Science and art come together at the Smithsonian's Sackler Gallery

Buddha; China, Tang dynasty (618–907), early 7th century; hollow-core lacquer with pigment and gilding; Purchase—Charles Lang Freer Endowment; Freer Gallery of Art, F1944.46. WASHINGTON, DC.- The only existing sixth- and seventh-century Chinese lacquer Buddha sculptures have come together for the first time in an exhibition at the Smithsonian’s Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. “Secrets of the Lacquer Buddha” is on view Dec. 9–June 10, 2018. Modern technology and scientific analysis have revealed how these extremely rare... [Lire la suite]
13 septembre 2017

A life-size stucco head of Buddha, Gandhara, 3rd-4th century

Lot 601. A life-size stucco head of Buddha, Gandhara, 3rd-4th century, 16 ½ in. (45 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 52,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Provenance: Acquired by the present owner from the New York Art Market on 9 April 1996. Note: Exceptionally finely rendered with deeply carved features, including heavily-lidded downcast eyes and a plump rosebud mouth. Compare the sensitive modeling with a stucco head of Buddha in the Tokyo... [Lire la suite]
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14 août 2017

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

Japanese. Amida Buddha (Amida Nyorai), 12th century (detail). Lacquer, gold and pigment on Cypress (Hinoki), crystals, 118.5 x 36.1 cm diameter (overall). National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Purchased with funds donated by Allan Myers AO and Maria Myers AO, 2010 (2010.3) 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... [Lire la suite]