29 mai 2019

A highly important majestic pair of wood figures of standing bodhisattvas, Five Dynasties-Northern Song dynasty (10th-11th centu

Lot 2713. A highly important majestic pair of wood figures of standing bodhisattvas, Five Dynasties-Northern Song dynasty (10th-11th century). Estimate HKD 40,000,000 - HKD 60,000,000. Price realised HKD 45,205,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. Comprised of a standing figure of Guanyin, and a standing figure of Mahasthamaprapta, each regal bodhisattva is standing swayed gently to one side, with one hand raised and the other hand holding the end of the... [Lire la suite]

12 mars 2019

A large and impressive limestone figure of a standing bodhisattva, Tang dynasty (618-906)

Lot 565. A large and impressive limestone figure of a standing bodhisattva, Tang dynasty (618-906). Height 42 1/2  in., 108 cm. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. positioned atop a waisted, integral double-lotus base, standing with the slender right arm suspended by the side grasping a sash in the fleshy hand, the left arm tucked close to the body and bent at the elbow, the exposed torso with a rounded belly and the hips tilted forward above straight... [Lire la suite]
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29 décembre 2018

Christophe Hioco at BRAFA 2019, Stand 132a

Standing Bodhisattva, Ancient region of Gandhara (Northern Pakistan), 3rd–4th century. Schist. H 61 cm. © Christophe Hioco at BRAFA 2019, Stand 132a.  Provenance: private collection, Hawaii, USA; Sotheby's, New York, 2000. Buddha head, Thailand, Sukhothai Kingdom, 14th-early 15th century. Bronze. H 35 cm. © Christophe Hioco at BRAFA 2019, Stand 132a. Provenance: private collection, Italy, since the 1980s   Viṣṇu, India, Pāla Dynasty, circa 11th... [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]