29 avril 2014

Rare 17th century Chinese wall hanging headlines at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions

A rare transitional Ming-Qing dynasty large hanging, 17th century is estimated to sell for £12,000 – 18,000. Photo Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions LONDON.- As London prepares for a week of Asian art auctions in May, Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions are delighted to present an extremely rare 17th century transitional hanging from the Ming/Qing dynasty, which will headline their spectacular sale of Chinese Ceramics and Asian Works of Art, including an extensive selection of Tibetan art, and Asian textiles. The sale... [Lire la suite]

31 mars 2014

A gilt-bronze figure of a seated Shakyamuni buddha, Late Ming-Early Qing dynasty, 17th century

A gilt-bronze figure of a seated Shakyamuni buddha, Late Ming-Early Qing dynasty, 17th century. Photo:Sotheby's well cast and portrayed seated in vajraparyankasana, his hands held in dharmacakra mudra, wearing a loose robe exposing his chest, the robe elaborately accented with fine incisions of chrysanthemum and scrolls, the serene face with downcast eyes and a meditative expression, flanked by a pair of long pendulous earlobes, the head and domed usnisa covered with tight curls and surmounted by an ovoid jewel, all supported on a... [Lire la suite]
31 mars 2014

A gilt-bronze figure of a seated Shakyamuni Buddha, Ming dynasty, 16th century

A gilt-bronze figure of a seated Shakyamuni Buddha, Ming dynasty, 16th century. Photo:Sotheby's with hands held in dhyanamudra, the face with downcast eyes and a meditative expression adorned with an urna on the forehead, the hair tightly curled around the protuberant ushnisha, wearing loose robes well-decorated along the hem with lotus scrolls, draped around the shoulders and open revealing the bare chest with a wan symbol and an inner garment tied at the waist, seated in dhyanasana with dhoti falling over the legs; 32.2 cm.,... [Lire la suite]
11 octobre 2013

A massive Ming gilt-bronze figure of a seated Shakyamuni Buddha sells for US$30.3 million

Ming Yungle Gilt-Bronze Figure of a Seated Shakyamuni Buddha. Photo: Sotheby's.  HONG KONG.- The five sales of Sotheby’s Hong Kong Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art concluded on 8 October with a combined total of HK$1.26 billion / US$161.5 million (total estimate: HK$750 million / US$96 million*). Multiple records were set, including the top lot, A Massive Gilt-Bronze Figure of a Seated Shakyamuni Buddha which sold for HK$236.44 million / US$30.3 million (Expected to fetch in excess of HK$50 million / US$6.4 million) to... [Lire la suite]
02 septembre 2013

A large gilt-lacquered wood seated figure of Shakyamuni Buddha, China, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi period

A large gilt-lacquered wood seated figure of Shakyamuni Buddha, China, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi period. Photo: Sotheby's. HEIGHT: 24 1/2  in. (62.2 cm) PROVENANCE: Collection of Victor Oppenheim (1906-2005), acquired prior to 1990s NOTE: This figure portrays Shakymuni Buddha at the moment of his enlightment, with right hand in bhumisparsamudra, the gesture of touching the earth, and the left in dhyanamudra, the posture of meditation. While meditating under the Bodhi tree at Bodhgaya, the... [Lire la suite]
04 juin 2013

Rubin Museum traces spread of stylistic and visual elements of religious iconography across asia

Standing Bodhisattva, Northern China, Jin Dynasty, 1115 - 1234. Wood, traces of polychrome. Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Museum Collection, 37.223. NEW YORK, NY.- The Rubin Museum of Art presents From India East: Sculpture of Devotion from the Brooklyn Museum, an exhibition tracing the stylistic evolution of Hindu and Buddhist sculptural artworks across Asia from the 2nd and 3rd centuries BCE through the 18th century CE. The exhibition provides audiences with one of the most comprehensive comparative overviews of religious iconography... [Lire la suite]


14 octobre 2012

A Gilt-Bronze Figure of Shakyamuni Buddha. Ming Dynasty, 15th Century - Sotheby's

A Gilt-Bronze Figure of Shakyamuni Buddha. Ming Dynasty, 15th Century - Photo Sotheby's seated in vajraparyankasana, the right hand held in bhumisparshamudra, the left indhyanamudra, wearing a pleated robe and sash finely hemmed with incised lotus scrolls on a stippled ground, draped over his shoulders and falling in loose folds over his crossed legs, his gentle face with sensuous lips and finely drawn eyebrows centred with the urna, the eyes downcast in a meditative expression, the ears with long... [Lire la suite]
31 août 2012

An Important Gilt-Bronze Figure of Shakyamuni Buddha. Yongle Mark and Period

An Important Gilt-Bronze Figure of Shakyamuni Buddha. Yongle Mark and Period. Photo Sotheby's well-cast and portrayed seated in dhyanasana with right hand in bhumisparsamudra, the left in dhyanamudra, clothed in a loose-fitting robe falling in elegant folds leaving the right shoulder bare, the serene face with downcast eyes and gentle smile flanked by pendulous ears with pierced lobes, the head and domed ushnisha covered with tight curls and surmounted by an ovoid jewel, all supported on a double lotus... [Lire la suite]
24 avril 2012

A gilt bronze figure of Shakyamuni Buddha. Incised mark and period of Yongle

A gilt bronze figure of Shakyamuni Buddha. Incised mark and period of Yongle.  Photo Sotheby's seated in vajraparyankasana, the right hand held in bhumisparshamudra, the left in dhyanamudra, wearing a pleated robe draped over the left shoulder and falling in loose folds over his crossed legs, with the undergarment antaravasaka gathered at the chest, the eye downcast in a meditative expression, the long pendulous earlobes pierced with vertical slots, the hair arranged in rows of tight... [Lire la suite]
23 avril 2012

A gilt and red, lacquered wood figure of Buddah Shakyamuni, Vietnam, 18th-19th ct

A gilt and red, lacquered wood figure of Buddah Shakyamuni, Vietnam, 18th-19th ct. photo Nagel standing in samabhanga on a lotus flower carved with a double row of upturned lotus petals placed on a hexagonal throne with his right hand lowered in varadamudra. H. 45,5 cm. Estimate 2200 € Nagel Auctions. "Asian Art". May 9th 2012 http://www.auction.de


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