25 août 2010

A rare bronze figure of Buddha. Vietnam, Cham period, 9th century

A rare bronze figure of Buddha. Vietnam, Cham period, 9th century.  Photo: Christie´s Images Ltd 2010 Standing on a circular base with his right hand in abhaya mudra and his left holding the end of his sanghati, chakras incised on the palms, his face with inlaid pupils and urna, the hair rising to a tiered conical ushnisha; 14 in. (35.5. cm.) high - Estimate $80,000 - $100,000 Provenance: Biancardi Collection, Paris and Sydney, formed 1960s-1980sAcquired in Sydney, 2003 Property from a private Australian collection ... [Lire la suite]
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03 mars 2009

Brahmani on Hamsa, Sandstone. Vietnam, Cham Period, Tháp Mâm Style, 11th century

Brahmani on Hamsa, Sandstone. Vietnam, Cham Period, Tháp Mâm Style, 11th century The sakti of Brahma is seated in lalitasana on her vahana the hamsa, she has two arms and four heads with only three depicted in the usual scheme. She holds a sword in each hand, is decorated with numerous items of jewelry and wears an embroidered dhoti with a rounded front flap and semi-circular over hang. height 30 3/4 in. (78.1 cm). Estimate 20,000—30,000 USD PROVENANCE: Philippine Collection 1950'sPercival B. Smith, USA, late 1960'sThence by... [Lire la suite]
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