21 février 2017

A large gilt-bronze figure of Buddha Shakyamuni, Tibet, 14th-15th Century

Lot 213. A large gilt-bronze figure of Buddha Shakyamuni, Tibet, 14th-15th Century. Estimate 150,000 — 200,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. Himalayan Art Resources item no. 13392.Height: 12 ¼ in. (31.5 cm) Provenance: Nikolaus Sonne Fine Arts, Berlin, 2 February 2002. Note: This very fine and large-scale sculpture of Buddha Shakyamuni is a testament to the powerful legacy of the Newari aesthetic imported into Tibet from the Kathmandu Valley in the medieval period.  Displaying tremendous power and... [Lire la suite]

20 février 2017

A large and rare bronze figure of Buddha Shakyamuni inlaid with silver and copper, Tibet, 13th Century

Lot 212. A large and rare bronze figure of Buddha Shakyamuni inlaid with silver and copper, Tibet, 13th century. Estimate 300,000-500,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. Himalayan Art Resources item no. 13391.Height: 16  1/4  in. (41.3 cm) Provenance: Acquired in India, 1969.Collection of the late Mrs. Annalies Sutter, Switzerland.  Literature: U. von Schroeder, Indo-Tibetan Bronzes, Hong Kong, 1981, p. 185, pl. 36E. Note: This sculpture represents the early phase of Tibetan Buddhist... [Lire la suite]
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20 février 2017

A rare silver portrait of the sixth Shamarpa, Chökyi Wangchuk, Tibet, early 17th Century

Lot 221. A rare silver portrait of the sixth Shamarpa, Chökyi Wangchuk, Tibet, early 17th Century. Estimate 400,000-600,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. Himalayan Art Resources item no. 13426.Height: 4  7/8  in. (12.5 cm) Provenance: Bukowskis Stockholm, 13-16 December 1988. Literature: K. Debreczeny, The Black Hat Eccentric: Artistic Visions of the Tenth Karmapa, New York, 2012, pp. 66-67, fig. 2.1.  H. Uebach and J. L. Panglung, "A Silver Portrait of the 6th Źwa-dmar Karma-pa... [Lire la suite]
13 février 2017

Exhibition of Buddhist art from the Newark Museum organized exclusively for Nashville's Frist Center

Attributed to Gyeju (flourished ca. 1680s). Seated Buddha, Korea, 17th century, Joseon Period (1392–1912). Wood, lacquer, gold, and rock crystal. Newark Museum, Purchase 2013 Mr. and Mrs. William V. Griffin Fund, 2013.26. NASHVILLE, TENN.- This winter and spring, visitors to the Frist Center will enjoy opportunities to examine the art of Buddhism in unusual depth. Organized by the Newark Museum exclusively for the Frist Center, Secrets of Buddhist Art: Tibet, Japan, and Korea explores one of the great faiths of the... [Lire la suite]
02 janvier 2017

Padmasambhava, Tibet, 1400s

Padmasambhava, Tibet, 1400s. Bronze with silver, copper and turquoise inlay, height: 8.625 in, 21.91 cm; width: 5.25 in, 13.33 cm; diameter: 4 in, 10.16 cm. Gift of Mrs. Florence J. Ruest in memory of her son, Mr. Ralph W. Jacobs, 1980.57 © Denver Art Museum Padmasambhava means “lotus-born” and refers to the legend that he was found on a lotus in a lake in Northwest India. He is greatly revered in Tibet as a founder of the Nyingma (Red Hat) order of Buddhism and the country’s first monastery, Samye. He sits here in his... [Lire la suite]
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02 janvier 2017

Lord of the Faith-Guarding Deities (Mahakala), Tibet, 1700s

Lord of the Faith-Guarding Deities (Mahakala), Tibet, 1700s. Brass, height: 14 in, 35.56 cm; width: 4.875 in, 12.38 cm; depth: 12.25 in, 31.11 cm. Walter C. Mead Collection, 1933.14 © Denver Art Museum Mahakala, the Great Black One, is the most popular of the protectors of Tibetan Buddhism, and is often found at the inner entrance of a temple or at his own special shrine.  Here he appears in his six-armed manifestation, clothed in an elephant hide and a tiger pelt, trampling the prone elephant-headed figure of Ganesha. ... [Lire la suite]

01 décembre 2016

New world record for Tibetan sculpture at Bonhams Images of Devotion Sale in Hong Kong

Lot 108. A monumental brass alloy figure of Canda Vajrapani, Tibet, 13th century. Estimate HKD 22,000,000 ~ 28,000,000. Sold for HK$ 49,260,000 (€5,971,705), a new world record price for a Tibetan sculpture. Photo: Bonhams. HONG KONG.- An imposing brass Figure of Canda Vajrapani from the collection of Ulrich von Schroeder set a new world record price for a Tibetan sculpture at auction when it sold for HK$ 49,260,000 (US$ 6,351,479) at Bonhams Images of Devotion Sale in Hong Kong on 29 November.... [Lire la suite]
24 novembre 2016

From the Lands of Asia: A world premiere at Pointe-à-Callière

MONTREAL.- In a world premiere, From the Lands of Asia. The Sam and Myrna Myers Collection is being featured at Pointe-à-Callière, the Montréal Archaeology and History Complex from November 17, 2016 to March 19, 2017. Some 450 exceptional objects offer an uncommon perspective of the vast sweep of East Asian history.  Part of a larger collection of some 5,000 works of Asian art, including one of the world’s most extensive private collections of ancient jade, the exhibition also includes a selection of pieces from... [Lire la suite]
26 juin 2016

Portrait du Précepteur Impérial Künga Gyaltsen en alliage de cuivre incrusté, Tibet, XVe-XVIe siècle

Lot 142. Portrait du Précepteur Impérial Künga Gyaltsen en alliage de cuivre incrusté, Tibet, XVe-XVIe siècle. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 €. Lot sold 81,000 €. Photo: Sotheby's. assis en vajrasana sur une double base lotiforme perlée, flanqué de tiges de lotus s'épanouissant près des épaules présentant à droite une épée et à gauche un livre, les mains en dharmachakra mudra, vêtu de la longue robe monastique traditionnelle rehaussée de rinceaux floraux ciselés, le visage rond... [Lire la suite]
26 juin 2016

Statuette d'un lama en allliage de cuivre incrusté, Tibet, XIIIe-XIVe siècle

Lot 141. Statuette d'un lama en allliage de cuivre incrusté, Tibet, XIIIe-XIVe siècle. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 €. Lot sold 81,000 €. Photo: Sotheby's. assis en vajrasana sur une double base lotiforme reposant sur un trône ouvragé incrusté de pierres dures, la main droite en bhumisparsha mudra, la main gauche reposant sur la jambe la paume vers le ciel, vêtu d'une robe monastique rehaussée de d'incrustations d'argent et de cuivre, le chevelure coupée ras, le visage aux... [Lire la suite]