02 octobre 2022

Brooklyn Museum's entire floor devoted to arts of Asia and the Islamic World is now open

Reliquary in the Shape of a Stupa. China, Song dynasty, 986. Silver, 14 in. (35.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum; Gift of Mrs. Walter N. Rothschild and anonymous gift, by exchange, 2012.5a-d. Photo: Brooklyn Museum. BROOKLYN, NY.- The new home for the Arts of Asia and the Islamic World creates cross-cultural dialogue among collection areas and highlights diverse aesthetic, creative, social, and intellectual accomplishments across Asia and around the Mediterranean, from ancient times to the present day. These newly renovated galleries on... [Lire la suite]
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29 avril 2020

A gilt-bronze figure of Green Tara, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 199. A gilt-bronze figure of Green Tara, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 16.2cm., 6 3/8 in. Estimate GBP 5,000 — 7,000. Lot sold 21,250 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. seated in lalitasana on a double-lotus base, the right hand held in varadamudra and the left raised to the chest in vitarkamudra, both supporting uptala lotuses rising to the shoulders along the elbows, wearing a dhoti and a loose shawl over the shoulder, adorned with bejewelled necklaces... [Lire la suite]
23 avril 2020

A gilt-bronze figure of Green Tara, Late Ming dynasty

Lot 615. A gilt-bronze figure of Green Tara, Late Ming dynasty; 17.5cm high. Sold for HK$ 37,500 (€ 4,491). © Bonhams. Modelled seated in lalitasana atop a double-lotus pedestal with beaded rims, the serene face with hair in tight curls under the ushnisha and a jewelled Buddist tiara, the raised left hand in vitarka mudra and the lowered right hand in varada mudra, with a lotus stem rising from the left shoulder. Note: Tara is one of the most popular meditational deities in Tibet. There are... [Lire la suite]
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20 mai 2019

A gilt-bronze figure of Green Tara, Mongolia, 18th century 

Lot 262. A gilt-bronze figure of Green Tara, Mongolia, 18th century; 9 7/8 in. (25 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 50,000. Price realised GBP 37,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.  The figure is elegantly cast seated in lalitasana on a lotus base, with her outstretched right leg on a lotus. Her face is modelled with downcast eyes and her hair is fashioned in a high chignon behind a small figure of Amitabha. Her right hand rests on her knee invaradamudra and her left... [Lire la suite]
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05 avril 2019

A rare gilt-bronze figure of Green Tara, Mark and period of Yongle (1403-1425)

Lot 3649. A rare gilt-bronze figure of Green Tara, Mark and period of Yongle (1403-1425);18.7 cm, 7 3/8  in. Estimate 2,000,000 — 3,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 4,375,000 HKD (609,915 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. finely cast seated in lalitasana on a double-lotus base with beaded edges, the right foot resting on an individual lotus issuing from the base, depicted with the hands held in varada and vitarkamudra, the face rendered with a benevolent expression... [Lire la suite]
03 mars 2018

Dr. Robert R. Bigler at Asia Week New York, 15-24 march 2018

Stupa. China, Tibeto-Chinese style, Yuan, ca. early to mid-14th century. Mercury gilt copper alloy. Height: 16.7 cm (6.57 in.). © Dr. Robert R. Bigler Green Tara. China, Tibeto-Chinese. Yuan, 14th century. Gilt copper alloy. © Dr. Robert R. Bigler Vajra. Mercury gilt copper alloy. China, Tibeto-Chinese style. Ming, first quarter of the 15th century. Length: 17.7 cm (6.97 in). © Dr. Robert R. Bigler Brocade silk canopy depicting the... [Lire la suite]
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19 décembre 2017

Asia Week New York announces stellar gallery line-up for 2018

Green Tara, Gilt copper alloy, China, Tibeto-Chinese, Yuan, 14th century. Photo: Courtesy of Dr. Robert R. Biglar. NEW YORK, NY.- The Asia Week New York Association announces that 45 international galleries and 5 auction houses: Bonhams, Christie's, Doyle, iGavel, and Sotheby's will participate in Asia Week New York 2018, the ten-day celebration of Asian art and culture that spans the metropolitan region from March 15 through 24, 2018. "We are delighted to announce the 2018 roster of international galleries," says... [Lire la suite]
12 novembre 2017

A very rare rhinoceros horn carving of Green Tara, Nepal, 17th century

  Lot 155. A very rare rhinoceros horn carving of Green Tara, Nepal, 17th century. Estimate GBP 4,000-7,000. Sold for £40,000 (€45,264). Courtesy Bonhams. The deity expertly carved seated in lalitasana on a double-lotus base with a beaded upper edge, the left foot resting on a lotus bloom issuing from the base, the left hand raised in vitarka mudra, the face depicted with a serene expression and crowned with a five-leaf tiara atop neatly tied back hair, two lotus stalks twining around the... [Lire la suite]
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23 février 2017

Dr. Robert R. Bigler at Asian Week NewYork, 9-18 march 2017

Buddha Shakyamuni. Copper alloy with remains of mercury and lacquer gilding; China, Tibeto-Chinese style, Yuan, early 14th century. Height: 23.8 cm (9.37 in) © Dr. Robert R. Bigler Buddha Shakyamuni. China, Yuan Dynasty, ca. 1300. Mercury gilt copper alloy. Height: 23.5 cm © Dr. Robert R. Bigler Green Tara. Mercury gilt copper alloy with glass inlays. China, Tibeto-Chinese style, Yuan Period (1271-1368). Height: 14.2 cm. © Dr. Robert R. Bigler  Set of Vajra and... [Lire la suite]