14 septembre 2018

A pair of polychrome stucco fresco fragments, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644)

Lot 200. A pair of polychrome stucco fresco fragments, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644). Height 60 1/2  in., 154 cm; Width 41 in., 104 cm. Estimate: 40,000 — 60,000 USD. Lot sold 237,500 USD. © Sotheby's. each depicting a celestial deity attired in flowing robes, sashes, and ornaments, the saintly round faces painted with delicate features crowned by elaborate phoenix headdresses, with textural details picked out in gesso relief, the first, painted dancing with one arm... [Lire la suite]

13 septembre 2018

A pair of polychrome stucco fresco fragments, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644)

Lot 200. A pair of polychrome stucco fresco fragments, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644). Height 60 1/2  in., 154 cm; Width 41 in., 104 cm. Estimate: 40,000 — 60,000 USD. Lot sold 237,500 USD. © Sotheby's. each depicting a celestial deity attired in flowing robes, sashes, and ornaments, the saintly round faces painted with delicate features crowned by elaborate phoenix headdresses, with textural details picked out in gesso relief, the first, painted dancing with one arm... [Lire la suite]
13 septembre 2018

A rare pair of polychrome stucco fresco fragments of bodhisattvas, Five dynasties - Song dynasty (907-1279)

Lot 196. A rare pair of polychrome stucco fresco fragments of bodhisattvas, Five dynasties-Song dynasty (907-1279). Height 35 3/4  in., 90.8 cm; Width 17 1/8  in., 43.5 cm. Estimate: 60,000 — 80,000 USD. Lot sold 275,000 USD. © Sotheby's. each of rectangular form, the first elegantly painted with an attendant bodhisattva standing on lotus blossoms and with a circular halo framing the head, holding a lotus sprig with a long leafy stem, the deity wearing... [Lire la suite]