13 juin 2018

A rare and important grey schist torso of Buddha Shakyamuni, Ancient Gandhara region, 2nd-3rd century

Lot 232. A rare and important grey schist torso of Buddha Shakyamuni, Ancient Gandhara region, 2nd-3rd century. Hauteur: 129 cm. (50 ¾ in.). Estimate EUR 200,000 - EUR 300,000. Price realised EUR 247,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. Il est représenté debout, le genou gauche légèrement en avant. Il est vêtu de robes monastiques aux plis élégants recouvrant ses deux épaules et laissant deviner les courbes harmonieuses de son corps. Sa main gauche tient un pan de son vêtement le long de son... [Lire la suite]

15 novembre 2015

A small grey schist torso of a Bodhisattva. Gandhara, 3rd-4th century

A small grey schist torso of a Bodhisattva. Gandhara, 3rd-4th century. Estimate CHF  700 / 1,000 | EUR 660 / 950. Photo Koller. Height 16.5 cm. Mounted on a metal plinth.  Swiss private collection, acquired before 1977.  Koller. Art asiatique (Japon, Asie du Sud-Est, Inde, Perse): Vente A175AS, 18 November 2015 10:00
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15 novembre 2015

A grey schist figure of a seated Bodhisattva with kalasha, Gandhara, 2nd-3rd century

A grey schist figure of a seated Bodhisattva with kalasha, Gandhara, 2nd-3rd century. Estimate CHF 2,000 / 3,000 | EUR 1900 / 2850. Photo Koller. H 36,5 cm.  Swiss private collection, acquired before 1988.  Koller. Art asiatique (Japon, Asie du Sud-Est, Inde, Perse): Vente A175AS, 18 November 2015 10:00
06 mai 2015

Oliver Hoare opens exhibition dedicated to objects and works of art from the past 5,000 years

Gandhara grey schist head of the Buddha, Afghanistan, 3rd century AD. Size: 36 cm high. Photo: Oliver Hoare Ltd. LONDON.- Oliver Hoare presents Every Object Tells a Story, a public exhibition that will take place from 6 May to 26 June 2015 at 33 Fitzroy Square, London. The exhibition will present an eclectic selection of over 250 objects primarily chosen on the basis of their historical fascination and interesting backstories, and will include relics from all round the world representing many notable names,... [Lire la suite]
11 mars 2015

Nayef Homsi Ancient Art of Asia, Recent Acquisitions at Asia Week New York 2015

  Bust of Bodhisattva. Dark Blue Schist with Polish, Ancient Region of Gandhara, 2nd century. Height: 9 1/2 in. (23.8 cm). Nayef Homsi Ancient Art of Asia at Asia Week New York 2015 Head of Buddha. Ancient Region of Gandhara, 2nd century. Grey schist. Height: 7 inches (17.5 cm). Nayef Homsi Ancient Art of Asia at Asia Week New York 2015  A Fraser Album Page: Noblemen and Dervishes Enjoying Music. Opaque Watercolor Heightened with Gold on Paper. India, Delhi, circa 1800.... [Lire la suite]
10 mars 2015

Galerie Hioco, 'Art of India and Nepal and Dong Son Bronzes' at Asia Week New York 2015.

Gandhara head of Buddha in grey schist, Circa 2nd century AD. Height: 24.5 cm (9 5/8 inches). Galerie Hioco at Asia Week New York 2015.  Jina Tirthankara. India, Rajasthan or Gujarat, 11th century. Sandstone. Height: 39 ⅜ inches (100 cm). Galerie Hioco at Asia Week New York 2015.  Chintamani Lokeshvara. Nepal, Kathmandu Valley, 15th century. Polychrome wood. Height: 26 ½ inches (67 cm). Galerie Hioco at Asia Week New York 2015.    Stele of Vishnu. India,... [Lire la suite]

21 avril 2014

Nine grey schist Gandhara region, 2nd-3rd century's sculpture at Nagel, "Asiatische Kunst", 7.5.2014

A fine over-life size bust of Buddha Shakyamuni, Gandhara region, 2nd-3rd century. Photo Nagel The superbly sculpted head displaying a serene expression with heavy lidded downcast eyes below slightly arched eyebrows that run into his nose-bridge, carved circular cavity at his forehead originally inlaid with a rock crystal bead, smiling lips, elongated earlobes, his wavy hair combed backwards over head and ushnisha and a section of his neck still visible. H. 53 cm. Estimate 80 000 - 120 000 € Provenance: Acquired by the present... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2014

Nayef Homsi: Ancient art of Asia @ Art in Brussels. 4 to 8 June 2014

An Illustration from a Nayika Series: A Princess Entertained by Musicians. Opaque Watercolour. Heightened with Gold on Paper, India, Guler, circa 1780. Attributed to a follower of Nainsukh, 11 1/8 x 8 in. - 28.5 x 20.5 cm. Photo courtesy Nayef Homsi Buddha Seated on Lion Throne. Grey Schist, Ancient Region of Gandhara, circa 2nd century, 28 in / 48 cm. Photo courtesy Nayef Homsi Based in New York City, Nayef Homsi is a dealer of antiquities, works on paper, and fine decorative objects from India, Southeast Asia, and the... [Lire la suite]
02 septembre 2013

A Grey Schist Standing Bodhisattva, Ancient region of Gandhara, Kushan period, 3rd-4th century

A Grey Schist Standing Bodhisattva, Height: 57 3/4  in. (148 cm). Ancient region of Gandhara, Kushan period, 3rd-4th century. Photo: Sotheby's. PROVENANCE: Acquired in Turin, Italy in 1977Private Italian Collection This exquisitely carved standing bodhisattva is a superlative example of the Gandharan style of monumental sculpture that flourished in the northwestern part of the Indian subcontinent from the 1st–5th centuries CE. NOTE: Standing erect with serene expression, his powerful torso... [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]