Glories of Buddhist Art

Christie's
Hong Kong

Date of the auction: 29.05.2019

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AN ALBUM OF BODHI LEAF PAINTINGS

AN ALBUM OF BODHI LEAF PAINTINGS QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY The album contains thirty-two Bodhi leaves, fifteen with paintings depicting Luohan and one painted with Guanyin, mounted within nanmu covers. 7 ¾ x 10 ¾ in. (19.5 x 27.5 cm

Lot #: 2701

Estimate: HK$200,000 - HK$400,000

Date: 29 May 2019

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AN ALBUM OF BODHI LEAF PAINTINGS

AN ALBUM OF BODHI LEAF PAINTINGS QING DYNASTY, 18TH-19TH CENTURY The album contains twelve Bodhi leaves, variously depicting groups of Luohan, Guanyin, and the Heavenly Kings, mounted within brocade covers. Accompanied by a green-ground brocade folio with a label reading ‘Album of Luohan paintings

Lot #: 2702

Estimate: HK$100,000 - HK$200,000

Date: 29 May 2019

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A HIGHLY IMPORTANT AND EXCEEDINGLY RARE HUANGHUALI ALTAR TABLE, GONGZHUO

A HIGHLY IMPORTANT AND EXCEEDINGLY RARE HUANGHUALI ALTAR TABLE, GONGZHUO MING DYANSTY, SECOND HALF OF 15TH CENTURY The two-panel rectangular top is set in a mitred frame with 'water-stopping' moulding and 'ice-plate' edge. The long sides of the high waist are decorated with three inset panels with

Lot #: 2703

Estimate: HK$6,000,000 - HK$8,000,000

Date: 29 May 2019

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A HIGHLY IMPORTANT AND MONUMENTAL IMPERIAL GILT-LACQUERED WOOD FIGURE OF...

A HIGHLY IMPORTANT AND MONUMENTAL IMPERIAL GILT-LACQUERED WOOD FIGURE OF THE MEDICINE BUDDHA QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY The Buddha is shown seated in padmasana with his right hand extended in varadamudra and his left hand held above his lap, with palm upward in dhyanamudra , clad in voluminous robes

Lot #: 2704

Estimate: HK$30,000,000 - HK$50,000,000

Date: 29 May 2019

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A MASSIVE GREY STONE HEAD OF BUDDHA

A MASSIVE GREY STONE HEAD OF BUDDHA MING DYNASTY (1368-1644) The monumental head is carved with a serene expression, the downcast tear-shaped eyes half closed in mediation below a high-relief urna in the centre of the forehead, above the pursed lips and between long pendulous ear lobes, the hair in

Lot #: 2705

Estimate: HK$300,000 - HK$500,000

Date: 29 May 2019

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A LARGE INSCRIBED MING STONE CARVING OF A SEATED BUDDHA

A LARGE INSCRIBED MING STONE CARVING OF A SEATED BUDDHA DATED JIAJING TWENTY-EIGHTH YEAR (1549) AND OF THE PERIOD The Buddha is shown seated in padmasana with his right hand extended in bhumyakramana mudra , and his left hand held above his lap, with palm upward in dhyanamudra , clad in a robe which

Lot #: 2706

Estimate: HK$1,800,000 - HK$2,600,000

Date: 29 May 2019

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A RARE AND SUPERBLY CAST GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF PANJARNATA MAHAKALA

A RARE AND SUPERBLY CAST GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF PANJARNATA MAHAKALA MING DYNASTY, 15TH CENTURY The protector deity is standing with a fierce expression holding a kartri and kapala in each of his hands. His bearded face is cast with the bulging third eye, all his eyes painted with red and black

Lot #: 2707

Estimate: HK$6,000,000 - HK$8,000,000

Date: 29 May 2019

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A SUPERBLY CAST GILT-COPPER STONE-INLAID SEATED FIGURE OF MANJUSRI

A SUPERBLY CAST GILT-COPPER STONE-INLAID SEATED FIGURE OF MANJUSRI NEPAL, 14TH CENTURY The bodhisattva is finely cast seated in vajraparyankasana, his right hand holding up a sword, the khadja, behind his head, his left hand in the vitarka mudra, with a lotus stem supporting a book of the

Lot #: 2708

Estimate: HK$3,500,000 - HK$4,500,000

Date: 29 May 2019

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A RARE GILT-LACQUERED WOOD SEATED FIGURE OF A BODHISATTVA

A RARE GILT-LACQUERED WOOD SEATED FIGURE OF A BODHISATTVA YUAN DYNASTY, 14TH CENTURY The deity is finely modelled seated in the posture of the royal ease, Rajalilasana , with the left leg bent horizontally, the right leg bent vertically, supporting the corresponding hand resting gently on the knee

Lot #: 2709

Estimate: HK$2,000,000 - HK$3,000,000

Date: 29 May 2019

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A RARE GILT-BRONZE SEATED FIGURE OF BHAISAJYARAJA AVALOKITESVARA

A RARE GILT-BRONZE SEATED FIGURE OF BHAISAJYARAJA AVALOKITESVARA DALI KINGDOM, 12TH CENTURY The figure is finely cast seated in dhyanasana, the long upper torso wearing loose ropes, partially revealing his chest covered with elaborate necklaces, the right hand holding a sprig of willow and the left

Lot #: 2710

Estimate: HK$8,000,000 - HK$12,000,000

Date: 29 May 2019

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A GILT-BRONZE KILA

A GILT-BRONZE KILA DALI KINGDOM, 12TH CENTURY The upper portion of the kila is cast with the upper torso of the three-headed Vidyaraja with a pair of wings on the back, the hands in vairocana mudra, rising from lotus petals surmounted by a double vajra, the lower portion in the form of a plain

Lot #: 2711

Estimate: HK$150,000 - HK$250,000

Date: 29 May 2019

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A WOOD FIGURE OF A THREE-FACED AND SIX-ARMED GUANYIN

A WOOD FIGURE OF A THREE-FACED AND SIX-ARMED GUANYIN DALI KINGDOM, 12TH CENTURY The figure of Guanyin is depicted with three heads, two of which have wrathful expressions; and six arms, the principal left hand carrying a precious pearl. His body is draped by elaborate bejewelled ornaments. He sits

Lot #: 2712

Estimate: HK$120,000 - HK$180,000

Date: 29 May 2019

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A HIGHLY IMPORTANT MAJESTIC PAIR OF WOOD FIGURES OF STANDING BODHISATTVAS

A HIGHLY IMPORTANT MAJESTIC PAIR OF WOOD FIGURES OF STANDING BODHISATTVAS FIVE DYNASTIES-NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY, 10TH-11TH CENTURY Comprised of a standing figure of Guanyin, and a standing figure of Mahasthamaprapta, each regal bodhisattva is standing swayed gently to one side, with one hand raised

Lot #: 2713

Estimate: HK$40,000,000 - HK$60,000,000

Date: 29 May 2019

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A VERY RARE SMALL SILVER RELIQUARY VASE AND COVER

A VERY RARE SMALL SILVER RELIQUARY VASE AND COVER DATED SEVENTH YEAR OF TIANBAO ERA OF TANG DYNASTY BY INSCRIPTION, CORRESPONDING TO AD 748 AND OF THE PERIOD The small vase is delicately incised on the body of the exterior with four evenly spaced lotus blossoms between bands of petals above and

Lot #: 2714

Estimate: HK$500,000 - HK$700,000

Date: 29 May 2019

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TWO MINIATURE GILT-BRONZE FIGURES OF BODHISATTVAS

TWO MINIATURE GILT-BRONZE FIGURES OF BODHISATTVAS TANG DYNASTY (AD 618-907) Both figures are modelled seated with one knee bent upwards above a double-lotus pedestal, one bodhisattva holding a precious vase in his left hand, the other holding a willow twig in his right hand. 2 ¼ in. (5.6 cm.) high

Lot #: 2715

Estimate: HK$180,000 - HK$250,000

Date: 29 May 2019