19 novembre 2018

Three Nepalese rhinoceros horn bowls, 17th-18th century at Bonhams, 27 november 2018

Lot 82Y. A rare small rhinoceros horn documentary 'Vishnu' bowl, Nepal, dated by inscription to 1678 and of the period; 7.3cm (2 7/8in) long. Estimate: HK$250,000.00 - HK$350,000.00 (€ 28,000 - 39,000). WITHDRAWN. © Bonhams. Carved in yoni form and raised above a short flat base, the rounded edge of the interior carved with a small figure of the deity Vishnu above a lotus-petal pedestal, surrounded by a mandorla, the exterior carved with a Nepalese inscription, the horn of dark-brown... [Lire la suite]
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22 décembre 2017

Vajracarya Priest's Crown, ca. 15th to 16th century, Nepalese

Vajracarya Priest's Crown, ca. 15th to 16th century, Nepalese. Copper, gold, turquoise, semi-precious stones, silver foil. H. 13 1/2 in. (34.3 cm); W. 8 9/16 in. (21.7 cm); D. 9 1/16 in. (23 cm); Wt. 5 lb. 0.7 oz. (2287.8 g). Rogers Fund, 1948, 48.128 © 2000–2017 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Provenance: John K. Scolfield (1915-1996) (until 1948)
22 décembre 2017

Vajracarya Priest's Crown, ca.13th century, Nepalese

Vajracarya Priest's Crown, ca.13th century, Nepalese. Copper, gold, crystal, turquoise. H. 14 in. (35.6 cm); W. 8 1/2 in. (21.6 cm); D. 9 in. (22.9 cm); Wt. 4 lbs. 0.4 oz. (1825.7 g). Gift of Bashford Dean, 1906; 06.191 © 2000–2017 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Provenance: Bashford Dean (acquired in northern India in 1905-06) References: Dean, Bashford. Notes on Arms and Armor. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1916. pp. 3, 5, fig. 3.
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13 décembre 2016

The Raphy Star Collection sells for over $2 million and sets a new record

 A large Chinese wooden sculpture of a Luohan, Jin-Yuan Dynasty (13th-14th century) and the banknote found inside. Estimate: AUD$40,000-60,000. Sold for: AUD$47,120. Photo Mosgreen SYDNEY.- The Raphy Star Collection of Important Asian Art achieved a new record for a single-owner collection of Asian Art in Sydney last night with a total of over AUD$2 million ($2,009,700).  The top selling lot, a rare and beautifully carved Chinese polychrome wood sculpture of a Bodhisattva, Song Dynasty, 11th century sold for... [Lire la suite]
04 novembre 2011

Rhinoceros horn libation cups @ Bonhams London, 10 November 2011

Lot 441. A finely-carved rhinoceros horn libation cup, Kangxi (1662-1722); 10.3cm wide x 13.5cm long x 10.3cm high (4in wide x 5¼in long x 4in high). Estimate: £200,000 - 300,000. Unsold. Photo Bonhams Intricately carved around the exterior with a continuous riverscape, containing a single standing scholar amidst large rocky outcrops, overhanging pine and wutong trees, the openwork handle in the form of further gnarled pine and wutong trunks reaching over the rim, the horn of an attractive honey-brown... [Lire la suite]
06 septembre 2010

"The Nepalese Legacy in Tibetan Painting" @ the Rubin Museum of Art

The Ngor Abbot Sanggye Sengge as Lineal Guru of the Path with the Fruit. Tibet; 1580s-1590s. Distemper on cotton, 48 x 26 in. Rubin Museum of Art, F1996.26.1 (HAR 493) NEW YORK, NY.- For centuries Tibetans looked to their Buddhist heartland, India, for spiritual inspiration. During the second spread of Buddhism to Tibet, they also faithfully reproduced the sacred art of the Pala kingdom in northeastern India. But when Turkic raiders destroyed India's key monasteries in 1203, Indian Buddhism was wiped out, leaving Tibetan... [Lire la suite]
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