12 mars 2019

A 'huanghuashi' carved Shakyamuni stele, Northern Zhou dynasty, dated first year of the baoding period, corresponding to 561

Lot 560. A 'huanghuashi' carved Shakyamuni stele, Northern Zhou dynasty, dated first year of the baoding period, corresponding to 561. Height 16 1/4  in., 41.3 cm. Estimate 300,000 — 500,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's.  the large central seated figure carved as the historical Buddha Shakyamuni, seated in dhyanasana with one bare foot exposed above the heavy pleated robes, the hands in varada mudra and abhaya mudra, the head ringed with a foliate... [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]
12 septembre 2016

An exceptionally rare gilt-bronze figure of a bodhisattva, Northern Zhou dynasty (557-581)

Lot 154. An exceptionally rare gilt-bronze figure of a bodhisattva, Northern Zhou dynasty (557-581). Estimate 80,000 — 120,000. Photo: Sotheby's. the deity seated in dhyanasana on a circular pedestal, wearing long flowing robes and beaded chains centered on a medallion at the waist and with a long cord hanging down over the front of the pedestal, both hands holding the long sashes falling from the shoulders and the ornate headdress, the face with downcast eyes and a... [Lire la suite]
18 octobre 2009

London: The Fall Season 2009 - Berwald Oriental Art

Seated torso of Buddha, Tang Dynasty (618 – 907) © Berwald Oriental Art White Marble. Height: 27 ¾ inches (70.5 CM) - Width: 28 ¾ inches (73 CM) - Price on appllication Head of Guanyin, Northern Zhou Dynasty (557-581) © Berwald Oriental Art Limestone with traces of pigment. Height: 11 3/8 inches (29 cm) - Price on appllication Berwald Oriental Art, 2nd floor, 17 Clifford Street, London W1S 3RQ - Tel: +44 (0)20 7434 0424 - E-mail: john@berwald-oriental.com - Website: www.berwald-oriental.com