25 mars 2019

Sotheby's announces an eclectic offering of objects from the prehistory period to the present

HONG KONG.- Sotheby’s Hong Kong will present Curiosity V on 2 April at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. In its fifth instalment, the sale offers an eclectic and thought-provoking assemblage of works ranging across time and geographical space, from Ice Age Siberia, to Bronze Age China, Ancient Egypt and Medieval Europe. Highlights include an important Neolithic jade cong from the Liangzhu culture formerly in the distinguished collection of Duan Fang (1861-1911); a monumental stucco Buddha head dating from the... [Lire la suite]

06 janvier 2019

Boy with lotus, Liao dynasty (907–1125), 11th–12th century

Boy with lotus, Liao dynasty (907–1125), 11th–12th century. Rock crystal. H. 3 11/16 in. (9.4 cm); W. 1 5/16 (3.3 cm); D. 7/8 in. (2.2 cm). Gift of Joji Takagi and Masao Iketani, 2008, 2008.326. © 2000–2018 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  
26 décembre 2018

Purse with boys playing, Liao dynasty (907–1125), 10th–11th century

Purse with boys playing, Liao dynasty (907–1125), 10th–11th century. Silk weft-faced compound twill, 5 5/8 x 5 3/8 x 1 in. (14.3 x 13.7 x 2.5 cm). Purchase, Eileen W. Bamberger Bequest, in memory of her husband, Max Bamberger, 1996;1996.39. © 2000–2018 The Metropolitan Museum of Art On the back of this purse, boys run and tumble, surrounded by flowers, plants, birds, and deer. Woven freely into the silk, this design is an early example of children at play, a form that can be traced to Central Asia in the eighth century. The... [Lire la suite]