26 février 2021

Bonhams announces New York Asia Week sale highlights for March 2021

© Bonhams 2001-2021  NEW YORK, NY.- An incredibly rare and museum-quality 11th century brass figure of Vajravarahi from Northeastern India, dating from the Pala Period; an important 10th century lacquered wood sculpture of Amida Buddha; and a wonderful grouping of Ming and Qing lacquer wares from the Collection of Robert W. Moore are among the highlights of Bonhams New York Asia Week sales announced today. This March, Bonhams New York will present a plethora of fine and rare works from a range of art historical... [Lire la suite]

20 février 2019

A silver-inlaid bronze figure of Ganesha, India, Himachal Pradesh, 10th-11th century

Lot 1101. A silver-inlaid bronze figure of Ganesha, India, Himachal Pradesh, 10th-11th century; 5 ¾ in. (14.5 cm.) high. Estimate: US$40,000 - US$60,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Seated in lalitasana on the backs of two addorsed lions, holding his broken tusk and a bowl of sweets in his primary hands and a goad and a noose in the others, adorned with a sacred thread across his prominent belly, his elephant-form head surmounted by a foliate tiara, all backed by a conjoined nimbus and... [Lire la suite]
08 septembre 2017

Masterpieces from the Asia Society Museum Collection until 8 july 2018

NEW YORK - This exhibition features a selection of the finest artworks from the Asia Society Museum Collection, largely assembled from 1963 to 1978 by Asia Society founder John D. Rockefeller 3rd (1906–1978) and his wife, Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller (1909–1992), working with art historian Sherman E. Lee (1918–2008) as an advisor. This spectacular group of historical objects—including sculpture, painting, and decorative arts—was later bequeathed to Asia Society and became the core of the world-renowned Asia Society Museum... [Lire la suite]
11 septembre 2016

Masterworks of Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian works of art offered as part of Asian Art Week

A rare and monumental gray schist figure of a Bodhisattva (estimate: $600,000 - 800,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2016. NEW YORK, NY.- As part of Asian Art Week, Christie’s New York salerooms will host a wealth of masterworks from the Indian subcontinent with the Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian Works of Art sale on 13 September and the South Asian Modern + Contemporary Art sale on 14 September 2016. The auctions will present historic sculptures, bronzes and court paintings alongside art by established... [Lire la suite]
08 juin 2016

Toledo Museum of Art to Return Four Works of Art with Falsified or Inadequate Provenance Documentation to Republic of India

A stone stele of Varaha Rescuing the Earth (acquired in 2001).  The Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) announced today that it will return four objects it purchased from Subhash Kapoor, a New York City art dealer under investigation by the U.S. Departments of Justice and Homeland Security for illegally importing and selling stolen antiquities and other art objects and for providing false histories of prior ownership (or provenance) to buyers. For 35 years Kapoor owned and operated the Art of the Past gallery in... [Lire la suite]
08 avril 2014

Landmark exhibition opens in New York exploring the ancient kingdoms of Southeast Asia

Buddha (detail). Provenance unknown, central Thailand, first half of the 7th century. Sandstone; H. 67 3/8 in. National Museum, Bangkok A ground-breaking international loan exhibition devoted to the Hindu-Buddhist art of first- millennium Southeast Asia will go on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art beginning April 14. Some 160 sculptures will be featured, many of them large-scale stone sculptures, terracottas, and bronzes. They include a significant number of designated national treasures lent by the governments of Cambodia,... [Lire la suite]

19 mars 2014

"From temple to home: Celebrating Ganesha" opens at the British Museum in London

Schist stone figure of Ganesha. From Orissa, India, 13th century AD. © The Trustees of the British Museum. LONDON.- The elephant-headed Ganesha is one of the most popular Hindu gods - the creator and remover of obstacles. A beautiful stone sculpture of Ganehsa is at the heart of this Asahi Shimbun Display in Room 3 at the British Museum. Carved from schist in Orissa (recently renamed Odisha) around 800 years ago, this statue of Ganesha was originally positioned in a niche on the outer face of a Hindu temple. Standing on a... [Lire la suite]
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15 janvier 2014

Seated Ganesha, Khmer, Bayon style, late 12th–early 13th century CE

Seated Ganesha, Khmer, Bayon style, late 12th – early 13th century CE. Bronze. Height 10.2 cm. Photo courtesy Michael Woerner Provenance: Private collection Germany. Art Loss Register Certificate ref. S00064449. For almost a quarter of a century Hong Kong- and Bangkok-based Michael Woerner has been specialized in high-quality works of art from South, Southeast and East Asia. His profound knowledge and hands-on experience, in particular of the early cultures of Southeast Asia, has helped to build major collections worldwide, both... [Lire la suite]
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04 novembre 2013

Ganesha, South India, Tamil Nadu Chola period, early 13th century

Ganesha, South India, Tamil Nadu Chola period, early 13th century. Bronze. Dimensions: (height) 50cm (19.69"). Photo courtesy John Eskenazi Ltd ASIAN ART IN LONDON. 31st October - 9th November 2013. John Eskenazi Ltd. John Eskenazi. Phone +44 (0)20 7409 3001 - Fax +44 (0)20 7629 2146 - Email john.eskenazi@john-eskenazi.com - Website www.john-eskenazi.com
15 mars 2013

Ganesa. (Ganesha). Art pré-angkorien, ca 7°- 8° siècle

Ganesa. (Ganesha). Art pré-angkorien, ca 7°- 8° siècle. Photo Cornette de Saint Cyr Paris Grès. H. 88,5 cm avec tenon. Accidents, restaurations, et manques visibles. Estimation : 50 000 / 80 000 € Le dieu à tête d'éléphant est représenté debout, les oreilles déployées, les deux mains en avant de part et d'autre d‘un abdomen rebondi, maintenant à droite un radis (ou la pointe de sa défense brisée), et à gauche un modaka, (bol de gâteaux) dans lequel vient plonger sa trompe.Les jambes potelées et... [Lire la suite]
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