29 mai 2019

A highly important majestic pair of wood figures of standing bodhisattvas, Five Dynasties-Northern Song dynasty (10th-11th centu

Lot 2713. A highly important majestic pair of wood figures of standing bodhisattvas, Five Dynasties-Northern Song dynasty (10th-11th century). Estimate HKD 40,000,000 - HKD 60,000,000. Price realised HKD 45,205,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. Comprised of a standing figure of Guanyin, and a standing figure of Mahasthamaprapta, each regal bodhisattva is standing swayed gently to one side, with one hand raised and the other hand holding the end of the... [Lire la suite]

18 mars 2019

A rare and large gilt-lacquered bronze figure of Mahasthamaprapta, Ming dynasty (368-1644)

Lot 511. A rare and large gilt-lacquered bronze figure of Mahasthamaprapta, Ming dynasty (368-1644); 23in (58.5cm) high. Estimate: US$20,000 - US$30,000. Sold for US$ 52,575 (€ 46,325) inc. premium. © Bonhams 2001-2019 Heavily cast in great detail, portrayed seated in dhyanasana, the left hand in vitakamudra and the right in dhyanamudra, the palms of both hands and the soles of the feet incised with the 'wheel of the Buddhist law', dressed in loose robes with elaborate lotus scroll... [Lire la suite]
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27 août 2018

'Elegance Personified: a pair of Tang standing Bodhisattvas' at Christie's New York, 13 - 14 September

Elegantly outftted in the sumptuous trappings of an Indian prince of old, these compelling sculptures represent bodhisattvas 菩薩,1 benevolent beings who have attained enlightenment 菩提 but who have selfessly postponed entry into nirvana 涅槃 in order to assist other sentient beings—有情 or 眾生—in gaining enlightenment.2 Bodhisattvas are presented in the guise of an early Indian prince, a reference to Siddhartha Gautama’s worldly status before he became the Historical Buddha Shakyamuni 釋迦牟尼佛, implying that... [Lire la suite]