18 janvier 2020

A small painted stucco Buddhist stele, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 1256. A small painted stucco Buddhist stele, Tang dynasty (618-907); 10 1/8 in. (26 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 20,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 Of rectangular shape, the front is carved in high relief with Buddha seated on a waisted pedestal between two bodhisattvas within a deep niche flanked by three registers of seated Buddhas. A panel below encloses two tigers seated either side of a lotus spray. All is painted in dark red, green, black, white... [Lire la suite]

14 septembre 2018

A rare pair of monumental painted stucco figures of bodhisattvas, Yuan-Ming dynasty, 13th-14th century

Lot 1128. A rare pair of monumental painted stucco figures of bodhisattvas, Yuan-Ming dynasty, 13th-14th century; 85 in. (2.16 m.) high. Estimate USD 400,000 - USD 600,000. Price realised USD 468,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. Each figure is a manifestation of Avalokiteshvara, shown standing on a lotus base with head framed within a halo and hands held before the body in amida mudra. One figure wears a green scarf draped over the shoulders and then looped over the forearms before trailing... [Lire la suite]
21 mars 2018

Two painted stucco 'apsara' figures, Ming dynasty

Lot 449. Two painted stucco 'apsara' figures, Ming dynasty. Heights 10 1/2  in., 26.7 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 25,000 USD. © Sotheby's 2018 each depicted in a fluid aerial position with their extended limbs trailing the flowing garments, with carefully coiffed and secured hair, painted in polychrome pigments, modern stands (4).  From the Gerson and Judith Leiber Collection.  Provenance: Ralph M. Chait Galleries, New York.Collection of Mrs. Anna Isley Kneeland... [Lire la suite]