05 janvier 2019

Christie's sale offers buyers an opportunity to travel around the world in 150 lots

   © Christie's Images Ltd 2019  LONDON.- Christie’s will hold the auction of Peter Petrou Tales of the Unexpected in London on 30 January 2019. This eclectic sale epitomises the addictive and contagious passion for collecting which underpins the most intriguing collections, invariably sparked by insatiable curiosity and a sense of joy. Presenting an opportunity to travel around the world in 150 lots, spanning 3,000 years of history from 1000 BC to the 21st Century, the sale comprises early sculpture,... [Lire la suite]

19 août 2018

Parvati, Inde du Nord-Est, période Pala, ca. 12e siècle

Lot 57. Parvati, Inde du Nord-Est, période Pala, ca. 12e siècle. Pierre. H. 45 cm.  Estimation: 1 800 € - 2 500 €. Résultat 6 000 €. © Cornette de Saint-Cyr. Représentée debout sous un torana marqué en son sommet par un classique masque de kirtimukha et deux divinités volantes, la déesse se tient debout, tenant un miroir, avec à sa droite son fils Ganesha identifiable à sa tête d'éléphant, et de l'autre, très probablement le second fils de Shiva, Skanda.... [Lire la suite]
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10 mars 2018

Asian Art Museum asks life's biggest questions in 'Divine Bodies'

The Buddhist deity Guhyasamaja (detail), approx. 1400–1500. China; Beijing, Ming dynasty (1368–1644). Bronze with gilding. Asian Art Museum, The Avery Brundage Collection, B64B23. Photograph © Asian Art Museum. SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- The human form in art has always helped shape how we answer life’s biggest questions: Where do we come from? Why are we here? Who are we? What happens when we die? In response, from March 9 through July 29, 2018, the Asian Art Museum presents Divine Bodies, bringing together nearly 70... [Lire la suite]
01 mars 2018

Christie's announces a series of auctions, viewings, and events during Asia Week New York

  NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s announces Asian Art Week, a series of auctions, viewings, and events, from March 16-23. This season presents six distinct live auctions featuring approximately 650 lots spanning all epochs and categories of Asian Art from archaic bronzes through contemporary Indian painting. In addition to the dedicated category sales, this season includes two stand-alone auctions, The Classic Age of Chinese Ceramics - The Linyushanren Collection, Part III, the third auction of a sale series of superb... [Lire la suite]
27 février 2016

A bronze figure of Shiva and Parvati, Northeast India, Chola period, 12th century

Lot 60. A bronze figure of Shiva and Parvati, Northeast India, Chola period, 12th century. Estimate $250,000 – $350,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 Both standing in tribhanga on a separately cast rectangular stepped base, Shiva with his principle right hand inabhayamudra while the left embraces Parvati, his upper hands holding the axe and antelope, she with her left arm outstretched along the body and her right hand clasped, both clad in dhotis, bejewelled, their faces in benevolent expressions... [Lire la suite]
23 juillet 2015

Parcours des mondes: The world's leading international tribal art show broadens it's scope to include Asia

Rare paire de personnages Zacatecas, Culture Jalisco, Mexique, 100 av.-250 apr. J.-C. Terres cuites vernissées polychromes. H. : 39 et 40 cm. Provenance : collection privée américaine. © Galerie Furstenberg, photo : Michel Gurfinkel Pair of Zacatecas figures Jalisco culture, Mexico 100BC-250AD. Polychrome glazed terra cotta. H.: 39 and 40 cm © Galerie Furstenberg, photo Michel Gurfinkel.  PARIS.- Launched by a handful of Parisian dealers in 2001, the Parcours des mondes has,... [Lire la suite]
01 juin 2014

Buddhist Masterworks at Asian Art Museum

Seated Buddha, 338. China, Later Zhao dynasty (319–350). Gilded bronze. The Avery Brundage Collection, B60B1034. Asian Art Museum © 2014 Asian Art Museum Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture This Buddha has a unique status among Buddhas in China. It bears an inscription on the back that is equivalent to the year 338. This is the earliest date inscribed on any Buddha sculpture from China, anywhere in the world.   The Buddha was completely covered in gold except for the head, which was probably... [Lire la suite]
10 avril 2009

Shiva et Parvati. Grès beige. Inde centrale – Madya Pradesh. Epoque médiévale Xème XIème siècle.

Shiva et Parvati. Grès beige. Inde centrale – Madya Pradesh.  Epoque médiévale Xème XIème siècle. Height : 94.00 cm. Prix sur demande. Note : Cette stèle représente le couple fondateur dans la trinité Brahmanique indienne. A droite, Shiva, le destructeur et le régénérateur incarne le principe masculin. Sa main droite supérieure tenait un attribut aujourd'hui disparu, sa main droite inférieure, ramenée contre sa poitrine porte le fruit d'aron. Seul l'un des ses bras gauche est représenté, il enlace tendrement sa... [Lire la suite]
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08 août 2008

From the Lands of Gods : Shiva and family

Layered in myth and legend, Shiva “the Auspicious” is of paramount importance to the Kathmandu Valley. As the object of worship for the Shaiva tradition of Hinduism, he is both creator and destroyer, simultaneously embodying the destructive and creative forces of the universe. Shiva has a long history and is said to have more than a thousand names to define his many forms and special qualities. The name for Shiva preferred by the Hindus of Nepal is Mahadeva (the Great God), but he is also known as Maheshvara (the Great Lord),... [Lire la suite]