25 février 2019

An exceptional sandstone head of Buddha, Northern Wei dynasty, Yungang Caves, late 5th Century

Lot 727. An exceptional sandstone head of Buddha, Northern Wei dynasty, Yungang Caves, late 5th Century; 12 in., 30.5 cm. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 USD. Lot sold 228,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the fine white granular sandstone well carved in subtle volumes to form an elongated head with crisp bow-shaped lips tenderly lifted at the corners in a beatific smile above the channeled dimple on the chin, the long nose rising to the slightly downcast eyes defined by... [Lire la suite]

23 février 2019

A rare limestone head of Buddha, Tang dynasty, Early 8th century, possibly Longmen caves

Lot 375. A rare limestone head of Buddha, Tang dynasty, Early 8th century, possibly Longmen caves; 11 in. (28 cm.) high. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price Realized USD 62,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008 The long face carved with serene expression, with crisply carved mouth and nose whose edges continue up into the well-defined brows gracefully arched above the equally well-carved eyes, the hair dressed in tight spiralled curls that also cover the prominent usnisa, the fine-grained grey... [Lire la suite]
10 janvier 2019

The Walter and Phyllis Shorenstein Collection of Chinese Art at Christie's New York, 24 March 2011

The Chinese works of art in the collection of Walter and Phyllis Shorenstein are spectacular in their beauty, technical excellence and historical importance. Following the recent and immense success of Treasures From the Shorenstein Collection, including important glass, imperial porcelain and fine jades sold in our Hong Kong rooms, Christie's New York is pleased to offer ancient bronzes, early ceramics and sculpture, jade carvings, and the very rare and important 12th century Yunnanese gilt-bronze figure of Acouye Guanyin (lot 1294)... [Lire la suite]
06 septembre 2018

A superbly carved and extremely large limestone head of Buddha, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 5. A superbly carved and extremely large limestone head of Buddha, Tang dynasty (618-907). Height 27 1/2  in., 70 cm. Estimate: 2,000,000-3,000,000 USD. © Sotheby's. the deity carved with a full face, with high arched brows above hooded eyes, half-closed in a sublimely serene countenance, with rounded full cheeks, the lips full and bowed, the face framed by tightly coiled hair above the smooth forehead and over the ushnisha, mounted on a high pedestal (2). Provenance: Tonying... [Lire la suite]
22 août 2018

A massive painted and gilt-lacquered stucco head of Buddha, Yuan-Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century 

Lot 228. A massive painted and gilt-lacquered stucco head of Buddha, Yuan-Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century; 32½ in. (82.6 cm.) high. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 57,600. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007 The face well-modelled with a gentle expression and covered in gold lacquer, the arched eyebrows detailed in black and the mouth and urna in red, the hair dressed in tight curls painted blue and greenish-blue surrounding a rounded usnisa also covered in gold... [Lire la suite]
18 août 2018

A rare dark grey stone head of Buddha, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 222. A rare dark grey stone head of Buddha, Tang dynasty (618-907); 19¾ in. (50.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 300,000 - USD 400,000. Price realised USD 712,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007. The face crisply carved with small mouth and chin, straight nose and elongated almond-shaped eyes below the arched brows, the hair deeply carved in coiled waves continuing into a large coiled wave covering the round usnisa, the head framed by a flame-formmandorla carved with a band of overlapping... [Lire la suite]

30 juillet 2018

An Important Stone Head of Buddha, Indonesia, Central Java, 9th Century

Lot 23. An Important Stone Head of Buddha, Indonesia, Central Java, 9th Century; 15 ¾ in. (39.9 cm.) high. Estimate USD 200,000 - USD 300,000. Price realised USD 509,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2015. Finely carved with bow-shaped mouth and downcast eyes centered by a raised urna, flanked by pendulous pierced earlobes, the hair in snail-shell curls over the conicalushnisha. Provenance: With Aaron Vecht, Amsterdam, 1932.Private Collection, New York, 1939-1960s.Collection of Robert H.... [Lire la suite]
30 mars 2018

Buddhist sculptures on view at the Georgia Museum of Art

Head from temple near Rawalpini, ca. 300 BCE. Clay 3 5/8 x 3 1/4 x 2 3/4 inches, Ackland Art Museum, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Gift of W. P. Jacocks, 58.2.19 . ATHENS, GA.- Long before the current countries of the Middle East existed, an ancient kingdom known as Gandhāra spanned present-day Afghanistan and Pakistan. Once heralded as the Crossroads of Asia, it fused Greco-Roman aesthetics with Indian forms between 1500 BCE and 535 CE. These cultural traditions and artistic expressions are on view at... [Lire la suite]
21 janvier 2018

Jacques Barrère at BRAFA, 27 Jan - 4 Feb 2018, Stand 72b

  Uma. Grey sandstone. Khmer Art, Cambodia, Angkor Vat period, 12th century, 97 x 40 x 13 cm. © Jacques Barrère   Head of Buddha. Stucco. Greco-buddhist art from Gandhara, Afghanistan, Pakistan, 3rd-4th century, 16.5 x 10 x 12 cm. © Jacques Barrère Buddha under the Naga. Gray sandstone, Khmer Art, Cambodia, Post-Bayon period, 13th century-14th century, 84 x 35 cm. © Jacques Barrère Jacques Barrère at BRAFA, 27 Jan... [Lire la suite]
26 octobre 2017

An important and rare carved limestone head of Buddha, Tang Dynasty, 7th-8th Century, Longmen Caves

Lot 95. An important and rare carved limestone head of Buddha, Tang Dynasty, 7th-8th Century, Longmen Caves. Estimate 80,000 — 100,000 USD. Lot sold 102,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. carved from a grey limestone in full rounded volumes, the oval face with slender almond shaped eyes with heavy eyelids below tapered arching eyebrows issuing from the broad nose, with a small bud mouth of full lips with lightly incised trim above a broad double chin with a thick round neck, all below the hair and... [Lire la suite]