29th Sep, 2022 13:00

DAY 1 - TWO-DAY AUCTION - Fine Chinese Art / 中國藝術集珍 / Buddhism & Hinduism

 
  Lot 218
 

218

A SCHIST FIGURE OF MAITREYA, ANCIENT REGION OF GANDHARA
犍陀羅片岩彌勒佛

Sold for €20,800

including Buyer's Premium


Lot details

Kushan period, 2nd-3rd century. Dressed in a finely pleated robe draped elegantly over his left shoulder, richly bejeweled wearing a foliate collar, a floral armlet, and an elegant necklace. His wavy hair is gathered in a double-looped topknot secured by a beaded headdress. His face bears a serene, introspective expression, marked by almond-shaped eyes, gently arched brows centered by an urna, full lips, and wavy mustache.

Provenance: From the collection of Jean-Marc Andral, acquired in c. 1996 in Brussels. Jean-Marc Andral is a Belgian manager based in Belgium and active in the healthcare industry for over 25 years.
Condition: Good condition, commensurate with age, with areas of professional cleaning and reconstruction. Extensive wear, losses, nicks, signs of weathering and erosion, encrustations, few structural cracks.

Dimensions: Height 75 cm (excl. stand)

Mounted on a modern metal pedestal and stand. (2)

According to Buddhist tradition, Maitreya is a bodhisattva who will appear on Earth in the future, achieve complete enlightenment, and teach the pure dharma. According to ancient scriptures, Maitreya will be a successor to the present Buddha. The prophecy of his arrival refers to a time in the future when the dharma will have been forgotten by most of the terrestrial world. In the ancient Greco-Buddhist arts of Gandhara, during the first centuries in northern India, Maitreya was the most popular figure to be represented along with Buddha Gautama.

Auction result comparison:
Type: Closely related
Auction: Christie’s New York, 23 March 2010, lot 144
Price: USD 68,500 or approx. EUR 90,000 converted and adjusted for inflation at the time of writing
Description: A gray schist figure of Maitreya, Gandhara, 2nd/3rd century
Expert remark: Compare the closely related face, robes, topknot, headdress, and collar. Note the size (55.6 cm) as well as the missing halo, feet, and base, indicating that this figure and the present lot were originally of similar size.


犍陀羅片岩彌勒佛
貴霜王朝,二至三世紀。彌勒佛身披飄逸長袍,衣紋流暢,綴以項鍊及耳環,杏眼臉,雙眉之間有白毫,長捲髮束成精緻的髮髻,串珠頭飾固定;面容表情安詳寧靜。

來源:Jean-Marc Andral收藏,於大約1996 年間購於布魯塞爾。Jean-Marc Andral是布魯塞爾的比利時經理,活躍於醫療保健行業超過 25 年。
品相:狀況良好,曾被專業清洗。大面積磨損、缺損、刻痕、風化和侵蝕的跡象、結殼、少量結構裂縫。

尺寸:高75 厘米(不含底座)

現代金屬支架與底座。

根據佛教傳統,是釋迦牟尼佛的繼任者,將在未來娑婆世界降生成佛,證悟圓滿,傳授清淨佛法的菩薩。在印度北部最初幾個世紀的犍陀羅古希臘佛教藝術中,彌勒佛與釋迦牟尼佛極受推崇。

拍賣結果比較:
形制:非常相近
拍賣:紐約佳士得,2010年3月23日,lot 144
價格:USD 68,500(相當於今日EUR 90,000
描述:公元二至三世紀犍陀羅灰片岩彌勒佛
專家評論:比較非常相近的面部、長袍、髮髻、髮型和項圈。請注意尺寸 (55.6厘米),以及沒有光背、腳和底座,但仍可以斷定此像原始尺寸相似。

 

Kushan period, 2nd-3rd century. Dressed in a finely pleated robe draped elegantly over his left shoulder, richly bejeweled wearing a foliate collar, a floral armlet, and an elegant necklace. His wavy hair is gathered in a double-looped topknot secured by a beaded headdress. His face bears a serene, introspective expression, marked by almond-shaped eyes, gently arched brows centered by an urna, full lips, and wavy mustache.

Provenance: From the collection of Jean-Marc Andral, acquired in c. 1996 in Brussels. Jean-Marc Andral is a Belgian manager based in Belgium and active in the healthcare industry for over 25 years.
Condition: Good condition, commensurate with age, with areas of professional cleaning and reconstruction. Extensive wear, losses, nicks, signs of weathering and erosion, encrustations, few structural cracks.

Dimensions: Height 75 cm (excl. stand)

Mounted on a modern metal pedestal and stand. (2)

According to Buddhist tradition, Maitreya is a bodhisattva who will appear on Earth in the future, achieve complete enlightenment, and teach the pure dharma. According to ancient scriptures, Maitreya will be a successor to the present Buddha. The prophecy of his arrival refers to a time in the future when the dharma will have been forgotten by most of the terrestrial world. In the ancient Greco-Buddhist arts of Gandhara, during the first centuries in northern India, Maitreya was the most popular figure to be represented along with Buddha Gautama.

Auction result comparison:
Type: Closely related
Auction: Christie’s New York, 23 March 2010, lot 144
Price: USD 68,500 or approx. EUR 90,000 converted and adjusted for inflation at the time of writing
Description: A gray schist figure of Maitreya, Gandhara, 2nd/3rd century
Expert remark: Compare the closely related face, robes, topknot, headdress, and collar. Note the size (55.6 cm) as well as the missing halo, feet, and base, indicating that this figure and the present lot were originally of similar size.


犍陀羅片岩彌勒佛
貴霜王朝,二至三世紀。彌勒佛身披飄逸長袍,衣紋流暢,綴以項鍊及耳環,杏眼臉,雙眉之間有白毫,長捲髮束成精緻的髮髻,串珠頭飾固定;面容表情安詳寧靜。

來源:Jean-Marc Andral收藏,於大約1996 年間購於布魯塞爾。Jean-Marc Andral是布魯塞爾的比利時經理,活躍於醫療保健行業超過 25 年。
品相:狀況良好,曾被專業清洗。大面積磨損、缺損、刻痕、風化和侵蝕的跡象、結殼、少量結構裂縫。

尺寸:高75 厘米(不含底座)

現代金屬支架與底座。

根據佛教傳統,是釋迦牟尼佛的繼任者,將在未來娑婆世界降生成佛,證悟圓滿,傳授清淨佛法的菩薩。在印度北部最初幾個世紀的犍陀羅古希臘佛教藝術中,彌勒佛與釋迦牟尼佛極受推崇。

拍賣結果比較:
形制:非常相近
拍賣:紐約佳士得,2010年3月23日,lot 144
價格:USD 68,500(相當於今日EUR 90,000
描述:公元二至三世紀犍陀羅灰片岩彌勒佛
專家評論:比較非常相近的面部、長袍、髮髻、髮型和項圈。請注意尺寸 (55.6厘米),以及沒有光背、腳和底座,但仍可以斷定此像原始尺寸相似。

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