Buddhist sculpture has long been part of China’s history, dating back to the second century BCE. The initial representations were not human forms but rather empty seats, footprints, trees, or domes. The human form sculptures began during the fourth century CE. One of the highlights of the upcoming New York City Estate auction, presented by Showplace Antique + Design Center, is a large Chinese gilt copper figure of Buddha Shakyamuni from the Ming dynasty. The figure is heavily cast and seated with hands held in the dhyana mudra. The face has a calm expression and the hair is tightly curled above the elongated earlobes. Another sculpture of interest in this sale is a large bronze figure from 17th or 18th-century Tibet. The heavily cast yab-yum icon of Hevajra with his consort Nairatmya has hands on the right holding kapala with animals. Those on the left hold kapala with images of the gods of air, water, and elements.
The auction also features several works from Lee Friedlander, an American photographer and artist. He is known for his work documenting the urban social landscape. To view the complete catalog and register to bid online, visit Bidsquare.
Lot Categories:Fine Art (43), Decorative Arts (127), Furniture (58), Jewelry (51), Asian Works of Art (20), Watches & Clocks (11), Couture & Textiles (27)
# of Lots:352
Price Range:$50 - $1,400
Interesting lots include:
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|Chinese Gilt Copper Figure Of Buddha Shakyamuni|| Estimate: |
|Large Tibetan Gilt Bronze Figure Of Hevajra|| Estimate: |
|14K Yellow Gold Mid-Century Modern Choker Necklace|| Estimate: |
|Lee Friedlander The American Monument Photograph|| Estimate: |
|Georgian Manner Neoclassical Tall Case Clock|| Estimate: |