23 février 2019

Central Asian Antiquities at National Museum, New Delhi (India)

Tang dynasty trade routes. The collection of Central Asian Antiquities with more than twelve thousand objects from Xinjiang region of Chinese Turkestan was discovered by Sir Aurel Stein during his three expeditions in 1900-1901, 1906-1908 and 1913-1916. This is one of the most prestigious and rare collections of Central Asian antiquities at the National Museum. The objects displayed in the gallery were discovered mainly from the oasis along the ancient trade route popularly known as southern and northern Silk Roads. Frequent... [Lire la suite]

13 septembre 2018

A rare limestone relief fragmentary head of a Bodhisattva, Northern Wei dynasty (386-534)

Lot 7. A rare limestone relief fragmentary head of a Bodhisattva, Northern Wei dynasty (386-534). Height 14 1/2  in., 36.9 cm. Estimate: 80,000 — 120,000 USD. Lot sold 162,500. © Sotheby's. carved in soft rounded volume, the serene slender face with eyes downcast above a long, straight nose rising to an elegantly arched carved brow, with full pursed lips in a benign smile above a neatly defined chin, the face flanked by flat pendulous earlobes, the hair centrally parted, the curved... [Lire la suite]
26 octobre 2017

A limestone head of a bodhisattva, Northern Qi Dynasty (550-577)

Lot 90. A limestone head of a bodhisattva, Northern Qi Dynasty (550-577). Estimate 18,000 — 25,000 USD. Lot sold 18,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the serene face with narrow almond eyes between a thin arched brow and tight bud lips, framed by a crown set with three roundels, the center small jeweled roundel with flowing ribbons curling above the forehead, the other two set on the side of the head, just above the ears, each with a double ring of beading and small indentations possibly for inlaid... [Lire la suite]
16 octobre 2017

Maria Kiang Chinese Art at TEFAF New York Fall 201

An elephant candelabrum, China, Tang Dynasty (618-907). White-glazed (10.5 x 10 in.) © Maria Kiang Chinese Art Provenance: Jakob Goldschmidt (1882-1955), Berlin, acquired prior to 1929. Literature: Jörg Trübner on memory: results of his last Chinese journeys , Berlin 1930, plate no. 74. Exhibition: Berlin, Prussian Academy of Arts, exhibition of Chinese art , 12 January to 2 April 1929, cat. no. 364. François-Simon-Alphonse Giroux (1776-Paris-1848), A... [Lire la suite]
27 septembre 2016

‘Art in a Time of Chaos’ at China Institute Gallery, New York

Head of a Bodhisattva. Northern Qi dynasty (550–577). Sandstone; H. 12 1/2 in. Courtesy Collection of the Shanxi museum. NEW-YORK - The China Institute Gallery in New York will be hosting an exhibition titled “Art in a Time of Chaos: Masterworks from Six Dynasties China, 3rd-6th Centuries” that will be on view from September 30, 2016, through March 19, 2017. Over the past two decades, archaeological excavations have discovered magnificent works of art, created during this chaotic period of nearly 400 years of political... [Lire la suite]
31 mars 2016

A stone head of a bodhisattva, Tang dynasty

Lot 2885, A stone head of a bodhisattva, Tang dynasty. Estimate 900,000 — 1,200,000 HKD (104,216 - 138,954 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. the slender face handsomely carved with large downcast eyes and defined brows flanking a refined nose above full lips, the thick hair pulled back and piled into a loose chignon behind a simple pointed crown, richly patinated to ochre and reddish-brown tones, mounted on a metal and wood stand - 23 cm, 9 in. Provenance: An old... [Lire la suite]
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17 septembre 2015

A gray stone head of a bodhisattva, China, Tang dynasty

A gray stone head of a bodhisattva, China, Tang dynasty. Estimate 400,000 — 500,000 USD. Price Realized $670,000. Photo Sotheby's the full face well-carved with angled downcast eyes and elegant curved brows flanking a refined nose, above full lips curved in a gentle smile, the hair parted into sections, pulled back and gathered into a coiled topknot behind a stylized blossom, all between large ears with pendulous earlobes, the surface with traces of pigment. Height 19 1/2  in., 49.5 cm ... [Lire la suite]
19 juillet 2014

Head of a Bodhisattva, 1100s, China, reportedly from Henan province, Northern Song to Jin dynasty

Head of a Bodhisattva, 1100s, China, reportedly from Henan province, Northern Song (960-1127) to Jin dynasty (1115-1234), wood, Overall - h:86.36 w:40.64 d:38.10 cm (h:34 w:16 d:15 inches). Dudley P. Allen Fund 1923.54, Cleveland Museum of Art © 2013 Cleveland Museum of Art.