20 février 2019

A copper alloy figure of Guhyasamaja Akshobyavajra, Nepal, 18th-19th century

Lot 1104. A copper alloy figure of Guhyasamaja Akshobyavajra, Nepal, 18th-19th century; 7 ½ in. (19 cm.) high. Estimate: US$15,000 - US$20,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Seated in dyanasana with consort Sparshavajri in his arms, their central faces gazing at each other, surmounted by jeweled crowns, each with a vajra and bell in their primary hands and various implements in the others, wearing ornate jewelry and beaded festoons, her legs wrapped around his waist, all on a single... [Lire la suite]

06 mai 2018

A copper alloy ritual bell, Dong Son culture, Vietnam, circa 2nd century B.C.

Lot 35. A copper alloy ritual bell, Dong Son culture, Vietnam, circa 2nd century B.C. Height: 57 cm (22 ½ in). Diameter: 33 cm (13 in). Estimate HK$80,000 - 120,000. Sold for HK$ 50,000 (€ 5,321). © Bonhams 2001-2018 Provenance: Private Collection, California. Note: This cast bronze bell has a flared mouth and no clapper; none of this class of object has been found with a clapper. It has a high, narrow body surmounted by a bowl like a handle. The whole is decorated with vertical rows of... [Lire la suite]
10 mars 2015

Carlo Cristi, Latest Acquisitions at Asia Week New York 2015

Anthropomorphic Figure, Gangetic Valley, India, 1500 B.C. Copper, 17 inches. Carlo Cristi at Asia Week New York 2015 Vajrasattva. Tibet, 12th-13th century. Copper alloy. Height: 8 1/4 inches (21 cm). Carlo Cristi at Asia Week New York 2015  Vairocana. Distemper on cotton, West Tibet, 13th century. 24 1/4 x 32 1/4  inches (61,5 x 82 cm). Carlo Cristi at Asia Week New York 2015  Ratnasambhava. Copper alloy, West Tibet, 13th century.... [Lire la suite]
07 septembre 2013

Fragments from a Roman Equestrian Statue reunited after nearly 2,000 years!

Head of the Emperor Claudius or Nero, AD 43–99, Romano-British. Unknown maker. Copper alloy, 31.5 x 24.5 x 25 cm. British Museum. A life-size head from an equestrian statue of the emperor Claudius, fished out of the river Alde at Rendham, Suffolk in 1907 will be reunited with a fragment of a horse’s leg, found some 60 kilometres away near Ashill in 1979, in the exhibition Masterpieces:  Art and East Anglia at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts in Norwich, on view from 14 September 2013 to 24 February 2014.  These two... [Lire la suite]
02 septembre 2013

A parcel gilt copper alloy figure depicting an Arha, Tibeto-Chinese, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong period

A parcel gilt copper alloy figure depicting an Arha, Tibeto-Chinese, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong period. Photo: Sotheby's. Height: 7 1/2  in. (19.1 cm) PROVENANCE: Private Missouri Collection NOTE: The finely cast and gilded figure represents one of the Sixteen Great Arhats, considered to be the Elders of Buddhism and students of the historical Buddha Shakyamuni. The bronze is likely to depict either Kanakabharadhvaja or Chudapanthaka, both figures often shown seated in the diamond posture with hands folded in... [Lire la suite]
02 septembre 2013

First selling exhibition of Buddhist art at Sotheby's in more than a decade announced

A Grey Schist Standing Bodhisattva, Ancient region of Gandhara, Kushan period, circa 3rd-4th century. Photo: Sotheby's. NEW YORK, NY.- Coinciding with the auctions and events of Asia Week in September, Sotheby’s will present a selling exhibition, Footsteps of the Buddha: Masterworks from Across the Buddhist World, the first of its kind in more than a decade at Sotheby’s. Offering an extraordinary opportunity for collectors and connoisseurs, the selling exhibition traces the historical development and transformation of Buddhist art... [Lire la suite]

13 septembre 2012

Bonhams in New York sets new world record price for Mon Dvaravati bronze sculpture

The Eilenberg Buddha. Copper alloy, Thailand, Mon Dvaravati period, circa 8th century. The rare Thai sculpture soared past its $250,000-350,000 estimate selling for $674,500. Photo: Courtesy of Bonhams NEW YORK, NY.- Bonhams established a world record price for a Mon Dvaravati bronze sculpture when the stunning circa 8th century Eilenberg Buddha sold for $674,500 at Bonhams Himalayan, Indian & Southeast Asian Art sale, September 11 in New York. Eclipsing its previous record by more than three times, the rare Thai... [Lire la suite]
21 août 2012

Bonhams New York announces Himalayan, Indian & Southeast Asian sale in September

The Eilenberg Buddha. Copper alloy, Thailand, Mon Dvaravati period, circa 8th century. Photo: Bonhams. NEW YORK, NY.- Following the tremendous success of the spring auction, where world records were established in multiple categories of Indian painting, Bonhams will present another important group of paintings in the September 11 Himalayan, Indian & Southeast Asian sale. On offer is a strong selection of fresh to market works coming from private collections and estates including: 60+ Indian paintings from the 16th - 19th... [Lire la suite]
13 août 2012

Tray on Conical Stand with Mounted Archer in Center and Fifteen Horned Animals around Rim. 4th–2nd century BCE

Tray on Conical Stand with Mounted Archer in Center and Fifteen Horned Animals around Rim. Copper Alloy. H. 27.7; Diam. 30 cm Semirechye/Zhetisu, 4th–2nd century BCE. Museum of Archaeology, Almaty: MA AA-1. Photography by Viktor Kharchenko © Museum of Archaeology of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Almaty. Figurines of fifteen unidentified animals circle the rim of the tray in a clockwise direction. A mounted archer, placed off center to one side, is shown galloping in clockwise direction, and drawing his bow, prepared to shoot an... [Lire la suite]
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13 août 2012

Tripod Cauldron with Legs in Form of Horned Sheep. 5th–3rd century BCE

Tripod Cauldron with Legs in Form of Horned Sheep . Copper Alloy. H. 58.9; Diam. 53 cm. 5 km southwest of Almaty, chance find 1912, 5th–3rd century BCE. Central State Museum, Almaty: KP 2283 Photography © The Central State Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Almaty Large bronze cauldrons have been found in mountain regions, and this fact suggests that they may have been used in the area of summer pasture, perhaps to prepare communal meals. On this example, the upper part of each of the three bent legs has been given the form... [Lire la suite]
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