04 mars 2019

A painted marble double bodhisattva stele, Northern Qi dynasty, dated to the first year of the qianming period, 560

Lot 125. A painted marble double bodhisattva stele, Northern Qi dynasty, dated to the first year of the qianming period, corresponding to 560. Height 20 in., 50.8 cm. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 USD. Lot Sold 250,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's carved with twin Avalokiteshvara standing side by side in similar poses, each holding a flower bud in the raised proper right hand, wearing a diadem with ribbons hanging down over the shoulders, the robes festooned with numerous sashes... [Lire la suite]

06 septembre 2018

A white marble inscribed triad group, Northern Qi dynasty, dated Tianbao tenth year, corresponding to 559

Lot 6. A white marble inscribed triad group, Northern Qi dynasty, dated Tianbao tenth year, corresponding to 559. Height 14 in., 36 cm. Estimate: 300,000 — 500,000 USD. Lot sold 495,000 USD. © Sotheby's. the central Buddhist deity seated in the 'pensive pose' on a throne with the proper right leg crossed over the left knee, the right hand and index finger raised to the face in a gesture of deep contemplation, the head crowned, with long sashes hanging over the shoulders and the body dressed... [Lire la suite]
22 février 2017

Buddhist Sculptures at Shanxi Provincial Museum

Shakyamuni Buddha, Eastern Wei dynasty (534-550 AD) © Shanxi Provincial Museum Shakyamuni Buddha, Northern Zhou dynasty, 569 AD, Jishan County © Shanxi Provincial Museum Shakyamuni Buddha, Northern Zhou dynasty (557-581 AD), Wanrong County © Shanxi Provincial Museum Although both of these statues were created during the Northern Zhou dynasty, they are markedly different in their overall appearance, carving, physiognomy, robes, and hair. The figure on the first wears a... [Lire la suite]
07 décembre 2016

Auctionata / Paddle8 offers rare fasting Buddha sculpture

Lot 7.  Rare Schist Figure of Fasting Buddha, Ancient region of Gandhara, 2nd-4th century. Estimate: €480,000 - €600,000. Photo Auctionata AG NEW YORK, NY.- Auctionata, the leading online auction house, presents its Asian Art Day on December 16, 2016, featuring extremely rare and exceptional works of Asian Art via livestream auctions on www.auctionata.com. In a three-part auction series, rare sculptures, fine porcelain and exquisite paintings will be offered to bidders worldwide. ... [Lire la suite]
27 septembre 2016

‘Art in a Time of Chaos’ at China Institute Gallery, New York

Head of a Bodhisattva. Northern Qi dynasty (550–577). Sandstone; H. 12 1/2 in. Courtesy Collection of the Shanxi museum. NEW-YORK - The China Institute Gallery in New York will be hosting an exhibition titled “Art in a Time of Chaos: Masterworks from Six Dynasties China, 3rd-6th Centuries” that will be on view from September 30, 2016, through March 19, 2017. Over the past two decades, archaeological excavations have discovered magnificent works of art, created during this chaotic period of nearly 400 years of political... [Lire la suite]
07 juin 2016

A sandstone figure of a standing Buddha, Northern Qi dynasty (550–577)

Lot 88. A sandstone figure of a standing Buddha, Northern Qi dynasty (550–577). Estimate: 30,000 EUR - 40,000 EUR. Photo Kunsthaus Lempertz A sandstone figure of a standing Buddha, the garment falling in elegant pleats. Traces of red colours at the the arms and inside the pleats. Northern Qi dynasty. Mounted on a black metal stand. Height 59 cmProvenance: Private collection, France, acquired in Hong Kong in the 1980sAcquired by the present owner in London in 2010 Kunsthaus Lempertz. Asian... [Lire la suite]

03 mars 2016

Throckmorton Fine Art presents early Chinese Buddhist sculpture from the Northern Dynasties

Early Chinese Buddhist sculpture from the Northern Dynasties at Throckmorton Fine Art. NEW YORK, NY.- Sculpture from China’s Northern Dynasties dating from 386 to 577 A.D. will be the subject of the Asian art show at Throckmorton Fine Art from March 3 to April 23 at its New York gallery at 145 East 57th Street. According to gallery founder Spencer Throckmorton, “The focus of our 2016 Asian exhibition will be on sculpture from China’s Northern Dynasties including Northern Wei, Eastern Wei and Northern Qi... [Lire la suite]
16 avril 2015

A large amber-glazed vase, Sui dynasty (581–618)

Lot 7. A large amber-glazed vase, Sui dynasty (581–618); 45cm., 17 3/4 in.  Estimate 67,825 - 94,955 EUR. Lot sold 269,000 GBP. Photo courtesy Sotheby's the globular body rising from a tall spreading foot to stepped shoulders, surmounted by a trumpet neck flaring at the rim, the exterior applied with bands of moulded animal masks suspending mock rings and seated spirits, interspersed between stylized palmettes and single lotus lappets, all above a band of lappets, the neck encircled by raised... [Lire la suite]
15 mars 2015

A rare white-glazed pottery flask, China, Northern Qi dynasty (AD 550-577)

A rare white-glazed pottery flask, China, Northern Qi dynasty (AD 550-577). Estimate USD 2,000 - 3,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Of flattened ovoid form, one side molded with a monster mask, the other with a stylized floral ornament, covered overall with a thick creamy-white glaze falling short of the flared foot; 7 ½ in. (19.5 cm.) high, box Provenance: The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York, acquired in Hong Kong, 1987. Property from the Private Collection of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth ... [Lire la suite]
08 avril 2014

A sandstone head of Buddha, Northern Qi Dynasty. Photo Sotheby's

A sandstone head of Buddha, Northern Qi Dynasty. Photo Sotheby's sensitively carved with serene, naturalistic expression, the almond-shaped, hooded eyes well framed beneath arched brows, the aristocratic features intricately conveyed through the prominent well-formed nose, curved mouth and narrow lips, the hair dressed in rows of large, rounded curls, with a neat hairline curving down the sides of the face, revealing the elongated ears, the light grey stone of a smooth patina with traces of green, red and white pigments,... [Lire la suite]
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