16 juin 2021

A rare marble head of Buddha, Northern Qi dynasty (​550-577)

  Lot 478. A rare marble head of Buddha, Northern Qi dynasty (​550-577); 23cm (9in) high. Est: £3,000 - £5,000. Sold for £ 27,750 (€ 32,211). © Bonhams Carved with a serene and meditative countenance expressed by a pair of downcast eyes, pursed lips and pendulous ears, framed by tight curls densely covering the head, stand. Published, Illustrated and Exhibited: Roger Keverne Ltd., Summer Exhibition, London, 1999, no.1. Note: See a related example illustrated in China: Cultuur Vroeger en Nu,... [Lire la suite]
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27 mai 2020

A marble head of Avalokiteshvara, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 5103. A marble head of Avalokiteshvara, Tang dynasty (618-907); 14.6 cm,  5 3/4  in. Estimate 300,000 — 400,000 HKD. Sold for 375,000 HKD (44,370 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. sensitively carved as the sensuous full face of the Bodhisattava, portrayed with slender almost half-closed eyes beneath arched eyebrows exquisitely depicted with fluidly carved lines tapering at the ends, the small bud mouth with soft contours and superbly rendered pursed into a faint... [Lire la suite]
03 juillet 2019

A Roman marble head of a ram, circa 1st century B.C.-1st century A.D.

Lot 97. A Roman marble head of a ram, circa 1st century B.C.-1st century A.D.; 10 in. (25.4 cm.) long. Estimate GBP 100,000 - GBP 150,000. Price realised GBP 275,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Provenance: Norbert Schimmel (1905-1990) collection, New York, acquired prior to 1964.Norbert Schimmel Collection, Sotheby's, New York, 16 December 1992, lot 62. Antiquities, Sotheby's, New York, 31 May 1997, lot 108.Antiquities, Christie's, New York, 8 June 2005, lot 74.with Safani Gallery, New... [Lire la suite]
29 mars 2017

A finely carved marble head of Buddha, Northern Qi dynasty (550-570)

Lot 3035. A finely carved marble head of Buddha, Northern Qi dynasty (550-570). Estimate 1,500,000 — 2,500,000 HKD (182,494 - 304,156 EUR) Photo: Sotheby's sensitively modelled as the head of Buddha, depicted with a serene and meditative countenance highlighted by a pair of downcast eyes and pursed lips, framed by tight curls densely covering the head, extensive traces of original gilding, stand - 24 cm, 9 1/2  in.; overall 44 cm, 17 3/8  in. ... [Lire la suite]
07 juin 2016

A large marble head of Buddha Shakyamuni, Ming period or later

Lot 404. A large marble head of Buddha Shakyamuni, Ming period or later. Estimate: 4,000 EUR - 5,000 EUR. Photo Kunsthaus Lempertz The oval face with full cheeks, heavy eyelids, flat nose and a full-lipped mouth, large haircurls cover the head and ushnisha. Mounted ona perspex base. Height 38 cmProvenance: Private collection Frankfurt, acquired from Georg L. Hartl, Munich, 13.10.1997 Kunsthaus Lempertz. Asian Art. Jun 10, 2016 10:00 CEST - Jun 11, 2016 10:00 CEST
19 février 2015

Major antiquities collection of over 350 works donated to Israel Museum by Robert and Renée Belfer

Belfer Collection. Marble head of a youth, after a Polycletus Greek original of the 5th century BCE., Roman period, 1st century CE. Photo: ©The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Elie Posner.  JERUSALEM.- The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, today announced a transformative gift of more than 350 works of art and artifacts from antiquity by Robert and Renée Belfer, New York. Considered among the most significant private holdings of antiquities in the world, the Belfer Collection features hundreds of ancient Greco-Roman and Near-Eastern... [Lire la suite]