26 septembre 2009

Torse de Bouddha. Inde, période d'Amaravati, IIIème siècle.

Torse de Bouddha. Inde, période d'Amaravati, IIIème siècle. Calcaire marmoréen sculpté. Hauteur : 108 cm. Prix sur demande Galerie Christian Deydier 30 rue de Seine 75006 PARIS - France - Tel : 01 40 20 97 34 - Fax : 01 40 20 97 39 - E-mail : galerie@deydier.com - http://www.deydier.com
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06 août 2009

Zinc Cooling Bottle with Silver & Gilt Mounts, Mughal India, 18th century

Zinc Cooling Bottle with Silver & Gilt Mounts, Mughal India, 18th century silver, gilt & zinc. height: 32.5cm, diameter: 22cm, weight: 1.546kg. Price On Request This rare bottle comprises a bulbous base fashioned from plain zinc sheets shaped and soldered together and a neck and lid in high grade cast and chased silver. The faceted neck rises to an acanthus leaf border. The lid, in the form of an architectural Mughal-like dome, rises to a gilded bud like finial above a petal flourish. The silver mounts and chain... [Lire la suite]
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06 août 2009

Monumental & Extremely Rare Parsee Muktad Silver Bowl, Burma/India, 19th century

Monumental & Extremely Rare Parsee Muktad Silver Bowl, Burma/India, 19th century silver. diameter: 34cm, height: 20.2cm, weight: 2.533kg. Price On Request This extraordinary ceremonial bowl, commissioned by the Alpaiwalla family, a wealthy Bombay-based Parsee family of bullion dealers, is decorated in unusually high relief with Parsee/Zoroastrian themes. A near identical bowl (there are slight differences) is in Mumbai's F.D. Alpaiwalla Museum and illustrated in Godrej & Mistree (2002) on page. 696 and also... [Lire la suite]
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04 août 2009

Divine Demons: Wrathful Deities of Buddhist Art @ The Norton Simon Museum

Mahakala, 19th century, Tibet. Opaque watercolor on cotton, comp: 29-3/4 x 19-1/4 in. (75.6 x 48.9 cm); mount: 31 x 20-1/2 in. (78.7 x 52.1 cm) Norton Simon Museum, Gift of Beata and Michael McCormick, P.2001.07 Visitors to the Museum are accustomed to viewing peaceful, benevolent Buddhist deities, such as smiling Buddhas deep in meditation or serenely blissful bodhisattvas beckoning to us. But scattered throughout the Asian galleries is a striking assortment of demonic, wrathful deities—figures that bare fangs, drink... [Lire la suite]
26 juillet 2009

Vase lotiforme tibétain. Circa 1700

Vase lotiforme tibétain. Circa 1700 En argent à panse globulaire ornée d'écussons floraux appliqués en or. Col bagué évasé, à décor mouluré et ciselé : frises de motifs floraux, de grecques, de svastikas et de pétales en écailles. Estimation : 10 000 / 15 000 € Note: Travail d'orfèvre finement exécuté. Vente du Mardi 4 août 2009.Archéologie, Haute Epoque, Mobilier XVIIe et XIXe siècles. Kohn - Cannes. M. Chakib Slitine. Pour tous renseignements, veuillez contacter la maison de ventes au +33 (0) 1 44 18 73 00
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26 juillet 2009

Milestone Survey on Mandala Form @ Rubin Museum of Art

Mandala of Shakyamuni Buddha with Arhats, Tibet; 18th century. Ground Mineral Pigments on Cotton Rubin Museum of Art. C2006.66.270 (HAR 420) Object dims: 14 1/2 x 14 3/4 in. NEW YORK, NY.- This fall the Rubin Museum of Art (RMA) explores the history and meaning of the mandala, Himalayan Buddhism’s artistic representation of man and the universe. Mandala: The Perfect Circle, organized by RMA Chief Curator Martin Brauen, begins with the mysterious early forms of this perfect circle more than a millennium ago and extends to the... [Lire la suite]
28 juin 2009

India. A sandstone head of a Jina. 12th Century and sandstone bust of Vishnu. Uttar Pradesh, 10th Century

An Indian sandstone head of a Jina. 12th Century The well carved face with thin almond shaped eyes under well defined raised eyebrows, with full lips curled in a faint smile, surmounted by tiers of tight curled hair; mounted on a contemporary black base. 11in (28cm) high. Estimate: $6,000 - 8,000 A Central Indian sandstone bust of Vishnu. Uttar Pradesh, 10th Century The bust carved with nude upper body, wearing a necklace and snake-form arm bracelet on right arm, his elongated earlobes with large ear ornaments, his... [Lire la suite]
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28 juin 2009

Three Gandharan heads of Buddha, Atlas and of a bodhisattva. 3rd, 4th/5th Century

A large Gandharan stucco head of Buddha. 4th/5th Century Elegantly modeled with a small urna between wide arching brows over heavy lidded downcast eyes, an aristocratic aquiline nose above a well-defined full mouth with a slight archaic smile, the hair composed of layered rows of tight spiral curls extending up over the prominent ushinisha, now mounted on a dark metal stand. . 14in (35.5cm) high. Estimate: $7,000 - 9,000 A Gandharan grey schist head of Atlas. 3rd Century Portraying King Atlas with a furrowed brow... [Lire la suite]
23 juin 2009

'Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures from the National Museum, Kabul' @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Goblet depicting figures harvesting dates (Begram, Room 10), 1–200 CE, glass and paint, National Museum of Afghanistan. ©Thierry Ollivier / Musée Guimet NEW YORK, NY.- Ancient Afghanistan—located at the crossroads of major trade routes, where it attracted invading armies and nomadic migrations—was home to some of the most complex, rich, and original civilizations on the continent of Asia. Opening at The Metropolitan Museum of Art this summer, the traveling exhibition Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures from the National Museum,... [Lire la suite]
13 juin 2009

Divinités, Bodhisattvas, Buddhas et Ganeça en or de la collection Kenzo

Exceptionnelle représentation en or d'une divinité féminine debout tenant une fleur de lotus de la main gauche, et une tablette ou un livre dans la gauche. Thailande, VIIIème siècle. H. : 23 cm. Estimation : 60 000 / 80 000 € Son visage renvoie globalement à l'esthétique de Dvâravatî, et est surmonté d'une superbe coiffure nattée, au retombant sur les cotés du mukuta vertical. Sa taille est ceinte d'un long sarong maintenu par un simple lien suivant la mode attestée en Thaïlande et au Cambodge durant les 7° et 8° siècles. ... [Lire la suite]