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]

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]
13 mars 2016

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

Lot 275, A gray schist figure of Buddha, Gandhara, 2nd-3rd century. Estimate $80,000 – $120,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 Standing on a base centered by a diminutive image of the seated Buddha with attendants and columns, dressed in asanghati flowing over both shoulders and his dhoti visible below, the face with bow-shaped mouth and heavy-lidded eyes, the wavy locks of hair pulled over the ushnisha - 38 in. (96.5 cm.) high Provenance: Private collection, New Jersey, acquired from... [Lire la suite]
02 mars 2016

Nayef Homsi Ancient Art of Asia at Asia Week New York 2016

Atlas. Ancient Region of Gandhara, circa 1st-2nd century. Grey schist. Height: 9 1/2 inches (24 cm) © Nayef Homsi Ancient Art Celestial Nymph with Vyala. India, Rajasthan or Uttar Pradesh, 10th-11th century. Pink Sandstone. Height: 28 inches (71.1 cm). © Nayef Homsi Ancient Art  Saint Ayanar. India, Tamil Nadu, Chola Dynasty, circa 13th century. Bronze. Height: 10 1/4 inches (26 cm) © Nayef Homsi Ancient Art Nayef Homsi Ancient Art of Asia at Asia Week New York 2016. March... [Lire la suite]
27 février 2016

A schist figure of Avalokiteshvara, Ancient region of Gandhara, circa 4th century

Lot 61. A schist figure of Avalokiteshvara, Ancient region of Gandhara, circa 4th century. Estimate US$ 15,000 - 20,000 (€14,000 - 18,000). Photo: Bonhams. Standing slightly flexed with right knee bent forward, his robe fastened around his waist by knotted rope, its folds cascading across his muscular form and pooling by his ankles, in his right hand he holds a wreath, and his face bears a quite, confident expression. 16 in. (40.6 cm) high Note: Identified by his size and the wreath in this hand, this... [Lire la suite]

27 février 2016

A schist figure of Buddha, Ancient region of Gandhara, 3rd-4th century

Lot 63. A schist figure of Buddha, Ancient region of Gandhara, 3rd-4th century. Estimate US$ 150,000 - 250,000 (€140,000 - 230,000). Photo: Bonhams. Enthroned and nimbate, wearing a sumptuous robe over his athletic body, Buddha displays the gesture of teaching and gazes steadfast. 30 1/2 in. (77.5 cm) high Notes: Few examples convey so well the varying density of Buddha's robe as it courses, drapes, wraps, and pools over his body. His left forearm is covered with layer upon layer of thick, rounded folds, while his... [Lire la suite]
15 novembre 2015

A stucco Buddha head, Gandhara, 4th-5th century

A stucco Buddha head, Gandhara, 4th-5th century. Estimate CHF  600 / 800 | EUR 570 / 760. Photo Koller. Height15 cm. Mounted on a wood stand.  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
15 novembre 2015

A green schist Devata console, Gandhara, Swat Valley, 2th-3rd century

A green schist Devata console, Gandhara, Swat Valley, 2th-3rd century. Estimate CHF 12 000.- / 18 000.- € 11 110.- / 16 670. Photo Koller. Height 19.5 cm. Mounted on a wood stand. Swiss private collection, acquired before 1977. Koller. Art asiatique (Japon, Asie du Sud-Est, Inde, Perse): Vente A175AS, 18 November 2015 10:00