10 janvier 2018

A rare small gilt-bronze figure of Shakyamuni Buddha, Sixteen Kingdoms period (304–439)

Lot 1601. A rare small gilt-bronze figure of Shakyamuni Buddha, Sixteen Kingdoms period (304–439); 5 in. (12.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 200,000 - USD 300,000. Price realised USD 245,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The figure is shown seated in dhyanasana on a slightly trapezoidal "lion" throne cast with two snarling lions flanking a stylized vase of lotus. The hands are held in dhyanamudra, and the palms are detailed by simple criss-crossed lines. The Buddha wears a large square... [Lire la suite]

10 janvier 2018

A small gilt-bronze figure of Shakyamuni Buddha, Sixteen Kingdoms period (304–439)

Lot 803. A small gilt-bronze figure of Shakyamuni Buddha, Sixteen Kingdoms period (304–439); 3 ½ in. (9 cm.) high. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 40,000. Price realised USD 162,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The figure is shown seated in dhyanasana on a lion throne cast in relief with two lions, with hands held in dyanasanamudra, and wears a square shawl that is draped around the body in parallel folds. The face is cast with a contemplative expression. A small pierced... [Lire la suite]
10 janvier 2018

A small early gilt-bronze figure of Shakyamuni Buddha, Sixteen Kingdoms period (304–439)

Lot 801. A small early gilt-bronze figure of Shakyamuni Buddha, Sixteen Kingdoms period (304–439); 3 1/8 in. (8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 17,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The figure is shown seated in dhyanasana on a lion throne, and wears a square shawl that is draped around the body. A small attachment tab projects from the back of the head, wood stand. Provenance: Private collection, Japan, acquired prior to 1930. ... [Lire la suite]
09 novembre 2017

A Gilt-Bronze Figure of Shakyamuni Buddha, Ming Dynasty, Early 15th Century

Lot 67. A Gilt-Bronze Figure of Shakyamuni Buddha, Ming Dynasty, Early 15th Century. Estimate £60,000–80,000. Lot sold £187,500 . Photo Sotheby's. well-cast and depicted seated in vajraparyankasana on a double-lotus base, with hands held in dhyanamudra, wearing a pleated robe draped over the left shoulder and falling in loose folds over his legs, with the undergarment gathered at the chest, the serene face with downcast eyes and a meditative expression flanked by long pendulous ears,... [Lire la suite]
15 octobre 2017

The Cleveland Museum of Art opens Beyond Angkor: Cambodian Sculpture from Banteay Chhmar

Bas-relief of Ten-armed Lokeshvara, about 1216. Northwestern Cambodia, Banteay Chhmar, west wall, reign of Jayavarman VII. Sandstone; 53 blocks, section averaging 275 x 325 x 22 cm. National Museum of Cambodia, Phnom Penh, Ka.2859. © École française d’Extrême-Orient, fonds Cambodge, CAM10921. CLEVELAND, OH.- Beyond Angkor: Cambodian Sculpture from Banteay Chhmar features an unprecedented loan from the National Museum of Cambodia consisting of a section of the 800-year-old sculpted enclosure wall of the great royal temple at... [Lire la suite]
30 août 2017

Sotheby's Hong Kong to offer Buddhist art including property from the Nyingjei Lam collection

  A magnificent and monumental gilt-bronze figure of Maitreya, Yuan dynasty – Hongwu period. Height 116.8 cm. Est. HK$20,000,000 – 30,000,000/US$2,600,000 – 3,800,000. Courtesy Sotheby’s. HONG KONG.- This autumn, Sotheby’s Hong Kong Chinese Works of Art Autumn Sales 2017 presents The Heart of Tantra ­– Buddhist Art Including Property from the Nyingjei Lam Collection, a themed sale which will be held on 3 October at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Capturing the rich artistic tradition of bronze... [Lire la suite]

14 mai 2017

A rare and large silver-inlaid bronze figure of Shakyamuni Buddha, Inlaid He Chaozong seal mark, Qing Dyna

Lot 108. A rare and large silver-inlaid bronze figure of Shakyamuni Buddha, Inlaid He Chaozong seal mark, Qing Dynasty. Estimate £10,000 - 15,000. Sold for £851,000 (€1,006,052). Photo: Bonhams. The finely-cast deity seated cross-legged in dhyanasana, with a dhoti falling over the legs, the hands resting in dhyana mudra, wearing loose robes well decorated along the hem with scrolling lotus flowers, draped around the shoulders and open to reveal the bare chest and an inner garment tied at the waist,... [Lire la suite]
25 février 2017

Navin Kumar Gallery at Asian Week New York, 9-18 march 2017

Vajradhara with Consort, Mindroling Monastery, Tibet, 1676–1705. © Navin Kumar Gallery Ratnasambhava, Tibet, 16th century. Distemper on Cloth. 54 x 39.5 in (137 x 100 cm). © Navin Kumar Gallery Illustration to a dispersed Ramayana series, Kangra, Punjab Hills, India, 1775-1780. Opaque watercolor on paper. 8 x 12 in (20.4 x 30.5 cm). © Navin Kumar Gallery Shakyamuni Buddha, Tibet, 12-13th century. Gilt Bronze. 12 inches (30.5 cm). © Navin Kumar... [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]
08 novembre 2015

Exceptional Buddhist gilt-bronze figures lead Bonhams' Fine Chinese Art Sale in London

Highlights of the sale include twenty-one exceptional Himalayan and Chinese bronze sculptures from the Jeanette Claude Jongen collection of Buddhist art, with attractive estimates ranging from £3,000 – 18,000. Photo: Bonhams. LONDON.- Bonhams will offer a range of carefully selected Chinese ceramics and works of art including jades, metalwork and rhinoceros horn carvings in the Fine Chinese Art sale, to be held on 12 November at Bonhams New Bond Street. Highlights of the sale include twenty-one exceptional Himalayan... [Lire la suite]