15 mars 2009

An Unusual Dark Grey Stone Head of a Female Attendant, Tang Dynasty (618-907), possibly Longmen Caves

An Unusual Dark Grey Stone Head of a Female Attendant, Tang Dynasty (618-907), possibly Longmen Caves Carved as if facing slightly to the right, with small chin, well-defined mouth and slightly open eyes below curved brows, the hair drawn up into two topknots, with remains of pigment and earth accretions, the back sheared off. 14 in. (35.5 cm.) high, stand. Estimate $20,000 - $30,000  唐 龍門(?)灰石雕侍女頭像 Provenance: J.T. Tai & Co., New York, prior to 1975. Notes: Fragments of secular figures within processions of... [Lire la suite]
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13 mars 2009

A rare dark grey stone bust of a Bodhisattva, Jin Dynasty (1115-1234)

A rare dark grey stone bust of a Bodhisattva, Jin Dynasty (1115-1234) Wearing a beaded necklace tied with ribbons that swirl to the sides and dangles to the gathered top of a skirt or dhoti, with beaded bands on the upper arms and a shawl and scarf draped over the shoulders, the face framed by the ears which are adorned with jeweled earrings, and by long ribbons trailing from a rosette-decorated headdress, traces of pigment. 19½ in. (49.5 cm.) high, stand. Estimate $30,000 - $50,000 金 灰石雕菩薩半身像 Provenance: Robert Rousset,... [Lire la suite]
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12 mars 2009

A Very Rare Large Dark Grey Stone Hand of a Bodhisattva, Tang Dynasty (618-907), Longmen Caves

A Very Rare Large Dark Grey Stone Hand of a Bodhisattva, Tang Dynasty (618-907), Longmen Caves Carved as the left hand of a large figure of a bodhisattva grasping the neck of an elixir bottle, with remains of a shawl draped in folds over the wrist, remains of pigment. 16¾ in. (42.5 cm.) high, metal stand. Estimate $30,000 - $50,000  唐 龍門灰石雕菩薩手像 Provenance: J.T. Tai & Co., New York, 1971. Notes: The present lot would have belonged to a bodhisattva of massive size, and would have been positioned at a sharp angle... [Lire la suite]
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