Traditional art is timeless. It retains its beauty as its value increases. Indian, Himalayan & Southeast Asian Works of Art Auction by Christie’s showcases important Asian arts and antiques that are sure to remain elegant for centuries to come.
The auction is led by a gilt-bronze figure of Vajrasattva, with the highest estimation of $800,000. The sculpture is what sets this auction apart, as it symbolically represents purity.
More distinctive lots include an illustration from a Bhagavata Purana series- revered text in Vaishnavism, a Hindu tradition. With it is a 19th-century Thangka painting of Shambhala. Each item is rendered with mythological stories such as the divine figure of Shadakshari Avalokiteshvara. The deity is portrayed as a spirit who devotes his powers for the good of humankind. The 15th-century piece is a rare find for the collectors. The sale of 120 items raises continuous interest in the Asian art culture. View the remainder of this auction and register to bid online on Christie’s.
Lot Categories:Paintings, Prints, Drawings & Watercolors (45), Books & Manuscripts (1), Paintings (45), Sculptures, Statues & Figures (74)
# of Lots:120
Price Range:$1,500 -$ 800,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|A LARGE AND MAGNIFICENT GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF VAJRASATTVA|| Estimate: |
|A LARGE SILVER- AND COPPER-INLAID BRONZE FIGURE OF SHADAKSHARI AVALOKITESHVARA TIBET, 15TH CENTURY|| Estimate: |
|AN ILLUSTRATION FROM A BHAGAVATA PURANA SERIES|| Estimate: |
|A COPPER AND SILVER-INLAID BRONZE GROUP DEPICTING VISHNU AND PERSONIFIED ATTRIBUTES|| Estimate: |
|A PAINTING OF SHAMBHALA|| Estimate: |