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]

05 mars 2018

A Fine Painted Marble Torso of Buddha, Late Northern Qi-Sui Dynasty

Lot 8037. A Fine Painted Marble Torso of Buddha, Late Northern Qi-Sui Dynasty; 18in (45.7cm) high. Estimate US$ 40,000 - 60,000 (€ 32,000 - 49,000) © Bonhams 2001-2018 Standing gently erect and dressed in monastic robes with arms to the sides, the hands originally raised and lowered in likely abhaya and varada mudras, a gentle curve to the back and one shoulder exposed, the rich garments elegantly rendered with waves of soft folds extending to the figure's bare feet which are supported on a conical plinth, the... [Lire la suite]