03 juin 2019

Vajrapani, Chine, Royaume de Dali (Yunnan), c. 13° siècle

Lot 96. Vajrapani, Chine, Royaume de Dali (Yunnan), c. 13° siècle. Alliage cuivreux laqué. H 20 cm. Estimation: €4,000 - €6,000. Adjugé €215 000. Courtesy Cornette de Saint Cyr. Bien que la main droite levée et ayant autrefois tenu un attribut soit absente, le vajra dans la coiffure, le geste de la main gauche et les parures faites de serpent nous invitent à identifier ce dharmapala comme un aspect de Vajrapani. On notera la belle dynamique de l'attitude de la divinité et également du personnage qu'elle... [Lire la suite]

23 février 2017

Carlo Cristi at Asian Week New York, 9-18 march 2017

Silk samite with eagles holding grape in its beak. Silk, Central Asia, 7th-8th c., 52 3/4 x 53 1/2 in (134 x 13 cm) © Carlo Cristi Prajnaparamita, Tibet, 12th century. Paper, pigments, ink. 2 3/4 x 3 1/2 in (7x9 cm) © Carlo Cristi  Mahasiddha, Tibet, 16th-17th century. Loess, straw, pigments. Height: 12 in (30 cm). © Carlo Cristi  Vajrapani, Nepal, 7th-8th century. Copper, traces of gilt. Height: 4 3/4 in (12 cm). © Carlo Cristi Carlo Cristi... [Lire la suite]
22 avril 2016

A fine gilt-lacquered bronze figure of Vajrapani, Tibeto-Chinese, 15th century

Lot 5. A fine gilt-lacquered bronze figure of Vajrapani, Tibeto-Chinese, 15th century. Estimate 6 000/10 000 €. Photo Nagel standing in alidhasana on a separate cast lotus base, his right hand brandishing the vajra while the left shows tarjanimudra, wearing skirt, scarf floating around his shoulders with its streamers encircling the arms and its ends partly curling up, bejewelled, his face displaying a wrathful expression with protruding eyes below bushy eyebrows, beard and his hair combed in a chignon secured with a... [Lire la suite]
16 février 2014

Early Nepalese sculpture in focus at Bonhams Indian, Himalayan & Southeast Asian Art sale

NEW YORK, NY.- Bonhams Indian, Himalayan & Southeast Asian Art sale on March 17, part of Asia Week New York, will feature fine and early Nepalese figurative sculptures. Among the highlights is a gilt copper figure of Vajrapani, the Buddha’s protector and guide, from the early 10th century (est. $100,000-150,000). The fluid and joyous sculpture is especially notable for its dark brown patina, acquired through extensive ritual handling. An ethereal 10th/11th century gilt copper figure of the female manifestation of the divine, Devi,... [Lire la suite]
25 août 2010

Sculptures and Paintings Lead Christie's Sale of Indian and Southeast Asian Art

Highlights include a large and important gilt bronze figure of Amitayus, Tibet, 14th century. Estimate: $600,000-800,000. Photo: Christie´s Images Ltd 2010. NEW YORK, NY.- On September 14th, The Christie's Asian Art Week will commence with the sale of Indian and Southeast Asian Art, offering over 200 selected works including exceptional bronzes, sculpture, and paintings from Gandhara, the Himalayas, India and Indonesia. The sale not only offers treasures at many different price levels, but also offers works that spans a wide... [Lire la suite]