25 juin 2009

Two gilt bronze seated figures of Guanyin. Ming Dynasty

Two gilt bronze seated figures of Guanyin. Ming Dynasty Each seated dhyanasana, dressed in princely jewelry and a reticulated crown fronted by a Buddha image surrounding the top knot to the elaborately arranged hair, the larger image with the left hand raised and the smaller image holding both a small bowl and a simplified myrabalan. 9 3/4 and 9in (25 and 23cm) high. Estimate: $2,000 - 3,000 Bonhams. Fine Asian Works of Art, 29 Jun 2009. 220 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco www.bonhams.com
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25 juin 2009

A gilt bronze figure of Shakyamuni Buddha. 14th/15th century

A gilt bronze figure of Shakyamuni Buddha. 14th/15th century Seated in dhyanasana on a triangular double-lotus throne, adorned in long flowing robes revealing his chest, the face in a contemplative expression flanked by long pendulous ears below tightly coiled hair rising to a high ushnisha.  2 3/4in (7cm) high. Estimate: $2,500 - 3,500 Bonhams. Fine Asian Works of Art, 29 Jun 2009. 220 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco www.bonhams.com