20 février 2019

A copper alloy figure of Guhyasamaja Akshobyavajra, Nepal, 18th-19th century

Lot 1104. A copper alloy figure of Guhyasamaja Akshobyavajra, Nepal, 18th-19th century; 7 ½ in. (19 cm.) high. Estimate: US$15,000 - US$20,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Seated in dyanasana with consort Sparshavajri in his arms, their central faces gazing at each other, surmounted by jeweled crowns, each with a vajra and bell in their primary hands and various implements in the others, wearing ornate jewelry and beaded festoons, her legs wrapped around his waist, all on a single... [Lire la suite]

20 février 2019

A rock crystal Bhairava kila, Nepal, 18th century or later

Lot 1103. A rock crystal Bhairava kila, Nepal, 18th century or later; 10 ¼ in. (26 cm.) high. Estimate: US$25,000 - US$35,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The finial topped with a half-vajra and the heads of three deities, above an eight-pronged vajra and three additional animal-form faces, and a two-layered round of lotus pads stacked above the tripartite blade, with snakes meandering down each side. Provenance: Donald J. Wineman, 1 November 1989.The Irving Collection, no. 552. Note:... [Lire la suite]
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14 décembre 2018

An important framed paubha depicting Avalokiteshvara, Nepal, circa 1300

Lot 36. An important framed paubha depicting Avalokiteshvara, Nepal, circa 1300. Dimensions: 65 x 53 cm. (25 5/8 x 20 7/8 in.), encadré. Estimate EUR 300,000 - EUR 400,000. Price realised EUR 391,500. © Christie’s Images Limited 2018. Il est représenté assis en lalitasana sur une base lotiforme placée sur un trône. Ses mains principales sont en dharmacakramudra, les autres rayonnant autour de lui. Il est vêtu de dhoti, paré de bijoux. Son visage est emprunt d'une expression sereine. Il... [Lire la suite]
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21 septembre 2018

A gilt-copper figure of Vasudhara, Nepal, 14th century

Lot 139. A gilt-copper figure of Vasudhara, Nepal, 14th century. Himalayan Art Resources item no.61637; 21.5 cm (8 1/2 in.) high. Estimate HK$ 1,600,000 - 2,400,000 (€ 170,000 - 260,000). © Bonhams 2001-2018 Provenance: David Weldon, London, 1970-72. Note: Vasudhara's name means, "Bearer of Treasure"; she is a Buddhist goddess of wealth and abundance. She is particularly revered among the Newars of the Kathmandu Valley. She is the consort of the wealth deity Jambhala, but her worship... [Lire la suite]
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30 juillet 2018

A large and important gilt bronze figure of Avalokiteshvara, Nepal, 13th century

    Lot 25. A large and important gilt bronze figure of Avalokiteshvara, Nepal, 13th century; 25 in. (63.4 cm.) high. Estimate USD 2,000,000 - USD 3,000,000. Price realised USD 8,229,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2015. Standing with his right hand in varadamudra and a lotus blossoming at his left shoulder, dressed in a short, thin dhoti secured by a beaded belt with pendant ribbon, adorned with the sacred thread and sash hanging across the hips, the face with... [Lire la suite]
10 juin 2018

Rare et importante statue de Padmapani en bronze doré, Népal, début de l'époque Malla, XIIIeme-Xiveme siecle

Lot 228. Rare et importante statue de Padmapani en bronze doré, Népal, début de l'époque Malla, XIIIeme-Xiveme siecle. Hauteur: 18,8 cm. (7 ½ in.). Estimation: EUR 300,000 - EUR 500,000 (USD 354,401 - USD 590,669). Price realised EUR 367,5000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. Il est représenté debout sur une base lotiforme, esquissant le léger déhanchementtribanga. Il est vêtu d'un fin dhoti et arbore des bijoux précieux et une couronne ouvragée. La main droite en varadamudra, l'autre... [Lire la suite]

28 mai 2018

A rare gilt-copper figure of Vasudhara, Nepal, 14th –15th century

Lot 639. A rare gilt-copper figure of Vasudhara, Nepal, 14th –15th century; with stand h. 17.2 cm, 6 3/4  in. Estimate 450,000 — 600,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the bodhisattva of wealth and abundance seated in lalitasana with six arms radiating around the body, the first right hand in abhayamudra, the remaining hands holding various attributes, such as jewellery, a treasure vase, a sheaf of grain and a sacred text, clad in... [Lire la suite]
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27 mai 2018

Seven rhinoceros horn libation cups and a carving of Budai and boys from a European family at Bonhams Hong Kong, 29 May 2018

Seven rhinoceros horn libation cups and a carving of Budai and boys from a European family. © Bonhams 2001-2018 Lot 54. A very rare rhinoceros horn documentary libation cup, Signed Zhou Tang Zhencang, dated by inscription to the 7th year of Wanli, corresponding to 1579 and of the period; 11cm (4 3/8in) long. Estimate HK$ 500,000 - 800,000 (€ 55,000 - 87,000). Sold for HK$ 750,000 (€ 82,707) inc. premium. © Bonhams 2001-2018 Naturalistically carved in the form of a... [Lire la suite]
06 mai 2018

The J. Paul Getty Museum opens 'Pathways to Paradise: Medieval India and Europe'

Krishna Uprooting the Parijata Tree (detail), folio from a Bhagavata Purana manuscript (text in Sanskrit), Delhi region or Rajasthan, India, artist unknown,1525–50; opaque watercolor and ink on paper. Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The Nasli and Alice Heeramaneck Collection, Museum Associates Purchase. Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA LOS ANGELES, CA.- Thousands of miles, harsh terrains, and diverse waterways separate India and Europe, and yet people and materials in these vast regions moved with great frequency during the... [Lire la suite]
03 mars 2018

Buddhist Art at Asia Week New York, 15-24 march 2018

Statue of Vajravarahi, Tibet, 16th-17th century. Zitan Wood, 30 cm high. © Buddhist Art Buddha Shakyamuni, Tibet, 15th century. Bronze, 18 cm. © Buddhist Art Vasudhara, Nepal. Inscribed and dated 1633. Bronze, gilding. © Buddhist Art Head of Buddha. Khmer, Angkor Borei, 7th century. Sandstone, 20 cm. © Buddhist Art Buddhist Art. Exhibiting at Arader Galleries, 29 East 72nd Street, New York 10021. M +852 536 54644... [Lire la suite]