Early Buddhist writings were based on the Indian cultural concept of a Universal Monarch (Chakravartin). They frequently described the physical appearance of the Buddha with 112 distinguishing characteristics. These features included an oval on the top of the head, three curved horizontal lines on the neck, and a Dharma Wheel impression on the palms of the hands. An example of a Buddha sculpture with some of the distinguishing characteristics will be presented at the upcoming sale offered by Alex Cooper Auctioneers. Beyond sculpture, the auction will also include paintings, furniture, decorative art, and fine rugs.
Another lot of interest is a pair of Chinese Tang Terracotta horses. Tang horses were usually found in tombs, accessorized for the comfort of the deceased. They rose to popularity during the Qin Dynasty and were frequently used as status symbols. The auction will also feature an untitled abstract work by Cy Twombly. View the complete catalog and register to bid on Bidsquare.
Lot Categories:Fine Art (184), Decorative Arts (31), Furniture (126), Asian Works of Art (105), Watches & Clocks (7), American Indian & Ethnographic (3), Collectibles (26)
# of Lots:492
Price Range:$50 - $12,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Important Tibetan Gilt Bronze Seated Buddha|| Estimate: |
|Cy Twombly. Untitled Abstract|| Estimate: |
|Antique Serapi Carpet, Persia, 11.10 x 20|| Estimate: |
|Rare Pair Chinese Tang Terracotta Horses|| Estimate: |
|Chuck Close. Phil (Philip Glass)|| Estimate: |