20 février 2019

A rare bronze figure of Shiva Nataraja, South India, Tamil Nadu, Chola period, 13th century

Lot 815. A rare bronze figure of Shiva Nataraja, South India, Tamil Nadu, Chola period, 13th century; 8 ¾ in. (22 cm.) high. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Shown with one leg raised on the back of a recumbent dwarf, who plays with a snake, standing on a rectangular plinth, his lower arms held in dance mudras and his upper arms outstretched and holding a drum and flame, clad in a short dhoti and wrappednagas and sashes, with a chain swinging from his... [Lire la suite]

06 septembre 2018

Birmingham Museum of Art returns stolen statue to India

Lingodhbhavamurti (Shiva Manifesting within the Linga of Flames), Tamil Nadu, South India, Chola dynasty (300 BC-AD 1279), About 1150 CE. BIRMINGHAM, AL.- The Birmingham Museum of Art officially repatriated a stolen work of art to the nation of India in a formal ceremony that took place in New York City on the evening of September 4. Dr. Graham Boettcher, R. Hugh Daniel Director of the Birmingham Museum of Art, represented the BMA at the ceremony which was hosted by the Consulate General of India in New York, and... [Lire la suite]
09 août 2018

A diamond, ruby and emerald-set gold Manga Malai necklace, Tamil Nadu, 19th century

Lot 302. A diamond, ruby and emerald-set gold Manga Malai necklace, Tamil Nadu, 19th century. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 GBP. Lot sold  84,100 GBP. Photo Sotheby’s gold set with rubies, diamonds and emeralds, composed of linked mango-shaped elements supporting a central openwork plaque formed of scrolling foliate tendrils around a central floral rosette, fringed with gold beads, clasp in the form of two addorsed peacocks; 31cm. length. Note: This manga... [Lire la suite]
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30 juillet 2018

A Rare and Highly Important Bronze Figure of Shiva Gangadhara Nataraja, South India, Tamil Nadu, Chola Period, 9th Century

Lot 26. A Rare and Highly Important Bronze Figure of Shiva Gangadhara Nataraja, South India, Tamil Nadu, Chola Period, 9th Century; 16 ¼ in. (41.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 2,000,000 - USD 3,000,000. Price realised USD 2,853,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2015. Dancing over the dwarf Apasmarapurusha with his left leg raised, his principal right hand in abhayamudra and his principal left hand pointed towards his raised foot, holding a damaru and chakra in... [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 2018

Bonhams announces highlights from its Asia Week New York sales and exhibitions

Lot 3033. A gilt copper alloy figure of Avalokiteshvara Sahasrabhuja Ekadasamukha by Sonam Gyaltsen (a.15th century), Central Tibet, circa 1430. Himalayan Art Resources item no.61516; 26 1/8 in. (67.7 cm) high. Estimate US$ 1,000,000 - 1,500,000 (€ 810,000 - 1,200,000). Photo: Bonhams  NEW YORK, NY.- Bonhams New York will present six carefully curated auctions during their celebration of the 10th anniversary of Asia Week New York in March. Featuring outstanding works of Chinese... [Lire la suite]

09 janvier 2018

'Centuries of Opulence: Jewels of India'. Unique exhibit at GIA in Carlsbad, California

“Centuries of Opulence: Jewels of India” features 50 lavish, historical jewelry pieces on loan from a private collection that have rarely been seen in public. Showcasing more than 300 years of adornment in India, the exhibit explores the original sources of the diamonds, rubies, emeralds, sapphires and other gems decorating these pieces, their religious and cultural symbolism, the wars fought for them and the historical tradition of gemology - the study of gems - in India. Krishna Pendant, South India, early 20th century. Diamond,... [Lire la suite]
18 décembre 2017

British Museum opens the Sir Joseph Hotung Gallery of China and South Asia

Cloisonné jar, Ming dynasty, Xuande period (AD 1426-35). © The Trustees of the British Museum. LONDON.- The Sir Joseph Hotung Gallery of China and South Asia opened on 14 December after a full renovation and refurbishment (some sections of the gallery have been accessible from the 10 November 2017). The display includes a new narrative for China and South Asia which brings the story up to the present day. This renovation means the British Museum can include and rotate different types of objects such as... [Lire la suite]
16 octobre 2016

A Makara Kanti, Tamil Nadu, India, circa 1900

Lot 259. A Makara Kanti, Tamil Nadu, India, circa 1900. Estimate 35,000 — 45,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. composed of linked stylised bird-form elements leading towards a central openwork plaque formed of stylised addorsed peacocks amidst floral elements, with a pendant comprising foliate tendrils around a central rosette, set with foil-backed rock crystals and gemstones, incised details to design of central pendant to reverse; 37.5cm. length Notes: This necklace derives its name from its resemblance to... [Lire la suite]
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08 juin 2016

Toledo Museum of Art to Return Four Works of Art with Falsified or Inadequate Provenance Documentation to Republic of India

A stone stele of Varaha Rescuing the Earth (acquired in 2001).  The Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) announced today that it will return four objects it purchased from Subhash Kapoor, a New York City art dealer under investigation by the U.S. Departments of Justice and Homeland Security for illegally importing and selling stolen antiquities and other art objects and for providing false histories of prior ownership (or provenance) to buyers. For 35 years Kapoor owned and operated the Art of the Past gallery in... [Lire la suite]