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]
10 août 2017

A moulded 'Longquan' celadon figure of Buddha, Ming dynasty, 15th century

  Lot 332. A moulded 'Longquan' celadon figure of Buddha, Ming dynasty, 15th century, 25.5cm., 10in. Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 GBP. Lot sold 11,875 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's moulded seated in dhyanasana on a lotus throne raised on a tiered pedestal base, wearing a loose robe open at the chest revealing a wan symbol and falling in folds down around his legs and over the base, the face with gentle smile and framed by curly hair, covered overall in a bluish-green glaze... [Lire la suite]
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20 juillet 2017

A rare white stoneware figure of a seated Buddha, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 266. A rare white stoneware figure of a seated Buddha, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234), 19cm, 7 1/2 in. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 GBP. Lot sold 58,100 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. modelled seated in dhyanasana on a lotus pedestal base, the hands held in dhyanamudra and wearing a loose-fitting robe falling in deep folds around his arms and lower body, his face with gentle smile framed by long pendulous ear-lobes and his hair tied in tight knots around... [Lire la suite]

29 mars 2017

A finely carved marble head of Buddha, Northern Qi dynasty (550-570)

Lot 3035. A finely carved marble head of Buddha, Northern Qi dynasty (550-570). Estimate 1,500,000 — 2,500,000 HKD (182,494 - 304,156 EUR) Photo: Sotheby's sensitively modelled as the head of Buddha, depicted with a serene and meditative countenance highlighted by a pair of downcast eyes and pursed lips, framed by tight curls densely covering the head, extensive traces of original gilding, stand - 24 cm, 9 1/2  in.; overall 44 cm, 17 3/8  in. ... [Lire la suite]
09 mars 2017

Vanderven Oriental Art at TEFAF Maastrich

Monumental seated Buddha, China, late Yuan-early Ming dynasty, 14th century. Gilded and painted stucco on a wooden base, 180 x 81 x 70 cm. Weight circa 350 kg © Vanderven Oriental Art. This Buddha is seated in the 'padmasana' lotus position with his hands in 'dhyana' mudra the gesture of absolute balance. The figure emits a sense of vastness and serenity in meditation. Simply dressed in a long, low slung robe which covers his legs, exposing his chest and tied at the waist. His shoulders are covered by a long cloak, which also... [Lire la suite]
23 février 2017

Buddhist Art at Asian Week New York, 9-18 march 2017

Black Stone Stele of Lokesvara, India, Pala period, 11th century, 70 cm high © Buddhist Art Luohan. China, Yuan Dynasty (13th–14th century). Wood. H: 48 cm. © Buddhist Art Buddha, Burma, Ava Period, 17th century. Marble. Height: 57 cm. © Buddhist Art Amoghasiddhi, Tibet, 14th century. Bronze with copper and silver inlay. 23 cm. © Buddhist Art Buddhist Art (Berlin, Germany), Serene Deities, 9-18 march 2017 at at Arader... [Lire la suite]
03 septembre 2016

A 'Dehua' figure of Buddha, Republic Period, attributed to Xu Youyi

Lot 286. A 'Dehua' figure of Buddha, Republic Period, attributed to Xu Youyi. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 USD.Photo: Sotheby's modeled standing on a lotus base, wearing long flowing robes draped about the shoulders and open at the chest revealing a swastika, one hand holding a 'pearl', the other in varada mudra, the facial features finely formed depicting a serene expression, the hair with tightly curled whorls covering the domed ushnisha, all under a warm milky... [Lire la suite]