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Tag: Bodhisattva

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    Statues and Paintings of Buddhas, Bodhisattvas, and Deities Come to Auction

    Known as the goddess of compassion and mercy, Guanyin is one of the principal deities in Chinese Buddhism. She is often depicted holding the pearls of illumination, a willow branch, or a vase of pure water in her hand. Folklore states that Guanyin was a Buddhist who led a virtuous…

    A Gilding Copper Sitting Guanyin Bodhisattva Statue
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    Ocean Star Auctions Offers Chinese Fine Art This December

    In Mahayana Buddhism, Samantabhadra Bodhisattva or Universal Virtue is considered to be the Sūtra (string or thread) of meditation and the practice of repentance. Possessing divine powers, the body of the Universal Virtue is described as having infinite size. The second part of the upcoming Christmas Exclusive Chinese Fine Art…

    A Gem Inlaid Gild Bronze Statue of Samantabhadra Bodhisattva
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    Exceptional Private Collection of Asian and Tribal Art

    Avalokiteśvara is widely known as the Buddhist deity of compassion. He is also believed to be the embodiment of the eternal Buddha who offers salvation to humanity. A 16th-century Korean Avalokiteśvara sculpture will be available in the upcoming Exceptional Private Collection of Asian and Tribal Art sale, presented by The…

    16th C Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara, Korea
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    1, 2, 3...Sold! Online Only Sale

    Guanyin is a Chinese manifestation of the Avalokiteśvara bodhisattva, a being committed to attaining Buddhahood. Avalokiteśvara embodies the compassion of all Buddhas. Also known as Tara or Jetsun Dölma in Tibet, Avalokiteśvara is a significant figure in Buddhism. One of the noteworthy lots in the upcoming Showplace Antique + Design…

    Assorted Asian Table Articles, Group of 7
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    Chinese Art from the Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Florence and Herbert Irving Gift

    In March 2015, renowned philanthropists Florence and Herbert Irving donated their vast collection of Asian works of art to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. In the years since, the museum has carefully sorted and chosen 300 lots from their prized Irving collection to sell, with the…

    A SILVERED BRONZE 'BEAST' INSCRIBED MIRROR EASTERN HAN DYNASTY, DATED TO THE THIRD YEAR OF ZHONGPING, CORRESPONDING TO 186 AD
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    Washington Fall Asian Week Antique & Jewelry #74

    The upcoming Washington Fall Asian Week Antique & Jewelry #74 sale by Capitoline Auction Gallery features several important estate finds includes collections from former diplomats and statesmen.  The presence of Imperial famille-rose(rose family) porcelain or wares help to distinguish the auction as an important sale of Chinese decorative art.   Famille-rose…

    WASHINGTON FALL ASIAN WEEK ANTIQUE & JEWELRY #74/AuctionDaily
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    Bodies of Infinite Light Featuring an Important Collection of Buddhist Figures Formerly in the Collection of the Chang Foundation

    Sotheby’s upcoming auction, Bodies of Infinite Light Featuring an Important Collection of Buddhist Figures Formerly in the Collection of the Chang Foundation contains pieces spanning the Northern and Southern dynasties to the Qing dynasty.   Of the 30 figures offered in the auction, 20 are from the Chang Foundation and were…

    A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF SHAKYAMUNI 17TH CENTURY/Auctiondaily
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    Fine Chinese Paintings and Works of Art

    In Buddhism, a bodhisattva is someone who can reach enlightenment but stays behind to help others. We can see both the beauty and the sadness of this in the carved wood figure of a bodhisattva offered in the upcoming Chinese Works of Art auction by Bonhams. Like the carved wood…

    A 'CHICKEN BONE' JADE ELEPHANT/AuctionDaily