09 novembre 2020

A large limestone Buddhist stele, Eastern Wei Dynasty or later

Lot 155. A large limestone Buddhist stele, Eastern Wei Dynasty or later; 96cm high (37 6/8in) high. Estimate £ 30,000 - £ 50,000. Sold for £ 68,812 (€ 76,268). Courtesy Bonhams. Superbly carved as a large reclining stag with its head held high and turned sharply towards a smaller deer, the stag with long antlers extending down its neck, its legs tucked beneath its body, both deer clasping a large, leafy sprig with five lingzhi fungus heads in their mouths, the stone of a very pale green-white... [Lire la suite]

24 novembre 2016

From the Lands of Asia: A world premiere at Pointe-à-Callière

MONTREAL.- In a world premiere, From the Lands of Asia. The Sam and Myrna Myers Collection is being featured at Pointe-à-Callière, the Montréal Archaeology and History Complex from November 17, 2016 to March 19, 2017. Some 450 exceptional objects offer an uncommon perspective of the vast sweep of East Asian history.  Part of a larger collection of some 5,000 works of Asian art, including one of the world’s most extensive private collections of ancient jade, the exhibition also includes a selection of pieces from... [Lire la suite]
15 mars 2016

Asian art auctions kick off in New York after US special agents seize stolen Indian statues

A Buff Sandstone Stele of Rishabhanata, Indian, Rajasthan or Madhya Pradesh, 10th century. Estimate USD 100,000 ~ 150,000. Seized by US special agents as stolen Indian statue. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 NEW YORK (AFP).- New York kicks off its annual week of Asian art sales Tuesday, red-faced after stolen Indian statues were impounded from Christie's and testing the market in the face of a Chinese economic slowdown. US special agents seized the sandstone statues, dating back to the... [Lire la suite]
05 février 2016

Stele with Buddha Sakyamuni and two bodhisattvas, Sui dynasty, 581 - 618 CE

Stele with Buddha Sakyamuni and two bodhisattvas, Sui dynasty, 581 - 618 CE. Henan Muscum, Zhengzhou, Henan Province. Stone, height 190 cm, width 100 cm. Henan Museum, Zhengzhou, Henan Province The seated figure of Buddha Sakyamuni is carved in smooth lines, which contrast with the elaborate halo framing his head. His unadorned long-sleeved robe falls in elaborate pleats over the simple plinth.Buddha is flanked by his two main disciples, Ananda and Kasyapa, which are depicted on a far smaller scale. The upper... [Lire la suite]
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18 septembre 2008

A very rare limestone Buddhist stele. Northern Wei dynasty (AD 386-535)

A very rare limestone Buddhist stele. Northern Wei dynasty (AD 386-535) Carved on one side with a niche containing Shakyamuni Buddha flanked by two bodhisattvas surrounded by festooned draperies, two further bodhisattvas on either side contained in narrow niches, an apsara flying above each, the lower register carved in low-relief with two praying donor figures flanking a tazza of food, guarded by two seated lions, the other side carved with bodhisattva Maitreya seated cross-legged in a deep niche wearing finely carved... [Lire la suite]
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28 août 2008

A rare sandstone stele of Ganesha. Vietnam, Cham period, 15th century

A rare sandstone stele of Ganesha. Vietnam, Cham period, 15th century Well-carved with the four-armed Ganesha seated in dhyanasana, his primary arms in his lap holding a sweet and a book and his secondary arms holding a lotus and elephant goad, wearing a short dhoti with incised hem secured at the waist with a belt and further adorned with anklets, bracelets, armlets and a pendant collar, his elephant head with almond-shaped eyes, rounded tusks and his trunk curling to his left, flanked by fanned ears surmounted by a jeweled... [Lire la suite]
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