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]

09 août 2014

Champa Kingdom collection in Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Reclining figure of Vishnu, Champa Kingdom, Viet Nam, 9th century-10th century, stone, 15.5 x 30.0 x 6.5 cm. Gift of James de Siun 1990, 243.1990.  Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (C) Art Gallery of NewSouth Wales, Sydney The kingdom of Champa occupied part of what is now central and south Vietnam from the sixth century. Successive waves of invaders - Chinese, Javanese and Vietnamese - destroyed much of the land over which the Champa kingdom held suzerainty until the... [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]
24 février 2014

San Francisco's Asian Art Museum welcomes the world's first major exhibition exploring yoga

Three aspects of the Absolute, page 1 from a manuscript of the Nath Charit, 1823, by Bulaki. India. Opaque watercolor, gold, and tin alloy on paper. Courtesy of the Mehrangarh Museum Trust, RJS 2399. SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- The Asian Art Museum presents Yoga: The Art of Transformation, the first major art exhibition to explore yoga and its historical transformation over the past 2,500 years through more than 130 rare and compelling artworks.  All over the world, millions of people practice yoga to find spiritual insight and... [Lire la suite]
15 janvier 2014

Europalia-Indomania. Corps de l'Inde/The Body in Indian Art @ Palais des Beaux-Arts, Bruxelles

  Surasundari (Patralekha), Chandela, 10th Century, Indian Museum, Kolkata © Bandeep Singh BRUXELLES. - Qui pose l’œil sur la statuaire indienne, se penche sur les miniatures mogholes, s’intéresse à sa tradition de la culture physique, du massage, à la pratique de la médecine, de la danse, regarde les femmes parées de leurs saris chatoyants, observe le panthéon des dieux hindous et leurs corps extraordinaires, étudie les notions de pureté et d’impureté si cruciales dans la société indienne…  ne peut qu’être... [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]

24 mars 2013

A seed pearl, diamond, colored paste and fourteen karat gold pendant

A seed pearl, diamond, colored paste and fourteen karat gold pendant. Photo Bonhams depicting Shiva and Pavarti on Nandi; gross weight approximately: 70.1 grams; dimensions: 4 7/8 x 3 1/8 x 9/16in. (seed pearls not tested for origin). Sold for US$ 3,468 Bonhams. 24 Sep 2012 10:00 PDT Los Angeles. Salon Jewelry
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04 octobre 2012

Tête de Shiva. Culture Cham. Royaume du Champa. Vietnam. 11ème à 12ème siècle

Tête de Shiva. Culture Cham. Royaume du Champa. Vietnam. 11ème à 12ème siècle. Photo NERET-MINET & TESSIER les lèvres charnues, le nez large, les yeux sous d'épaisses arcades sourcilières. Le troisième il ouvert sur le front surmonté d'une coiffure étagée sur trois registres organisées en larges tresses bouclées terminée par un chignon muk uta. Pierre grès gris sous une pellicule sableuse ocre. 40cm. Estimation : 3500/4000€ NERET-MINET & TESSIER. LUNDI 15 OCTOBRE à 14 H... [Lire la suite]
24 août 2012

New exhibition at San Francisco airport presents historic imagery from the world's oldest living religion

The Hindu deity Ganesha c. 1200–1300. India; Karnataka state schist. Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, the Avery Brundage CollectionB62S14+ L2012.0801.023 SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- Sculpture is an essential part of Indian civilization; a culture that dates back to ancient times and has flourished uninterrupted to the present. It is fundamentally important to India’s nearly one billion Hindu adherents. Consecrated images and forms of the divine serve as the focal point for devotees to worship, meditate on, or otherwise communicate... [Lire la suite]
06 août 2012

Standing Shiva or Temple Guardian (Dvarapala). Vietnam (Champa), ca. first half of the 10th century.

Standing Shiva or Temple Guardian (Dvarapala). Vietnam (Champa), ca. first half of the 10th century. Stone. H. 50 1/2 in. (128.3 cm). Gift of R. H. Ellsworth Ltd., in honor of Douglas Dillon, 1987. 1987.478. © 2000–2012 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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