09 mars 2010

A large Chinese carved wood figure of Manjusri, the bodhisattva of wisdom. Yuan/Ming dynasty (1279-1644)

A large Chinese carved wood figure of Manjusri, the bodhisattva of wisdom. Yuan/Ming dynasty (1279-1644). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010 Seated on a recumbent mythical lion, the Manjusri with a serene countenance, wearing long robes and a five-leaf diadem accommodating a seated Amitabha - 56 in. (142 cm.) high - Estimate : £12,000 - £18,000 Provenance: Purchased in Hong Kong, circa 1970 by Mrs. Mamie Howe, and thence by descent to her sister, Baroness Dunn, 1987. Notes: Manjusri is also known as Wenshushili Pusa, the... [Lire la suite]
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10 février 2010

Christie’s to Offer An Asian Interior - The Private Collection of The Baroness Dunn

South Kensington – Christie’s is proud to announce the first auction from the calendar of Sunday sales for 2010 – the sale of the Property from the Collection of The Baroness Dunn, to be held at Christie’s South Kensington on Sunday, 14 March 2010. The sale will consist of property from the former Cotswold home of Lydia, Baroness Dunn, comprising approximately 160 lots and with estimates ranging from £200 to £30,000. The Baroness Dunn Lydia, Baroness Dunn has led a distinguished and highly celebrated career in both... [Lire la suite]
08 juin 2009

Important sujet en bronze de patine brune représentant le bodhisattva Manjusri. Tibet, deuxième moitié du XVIe siècle

Important sujet en bronze de patine brune anciennement laqué et doré à froid, représentant le bodhisattva Manjusri. Tibet, deuxième moitié du XVIe siècle.  La divinité est assise en lalitasana, exécutant le geste de l'enseignement ou dharmaçakra mudra. Les deux attributs essentiels de la divinité sont présents à savoir, le long de son bras gauche, on retrouve le livre de la Sagesse reposant sur le lotus bleu ou pala et le long de son bras droit, on retrouve le glaive surmontant un bouton de lotus. Il est coiffé d'un... [Lire la suite]
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