10th Dec, 2022 11:00

Asian Art Holiday Sale

 
  Lot 42
 

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A LARGE BRONZE FIGURE OF VAJRABHAIRAVA, GELUG SCHOOL
格魯派大型大威德明王銅像

Starting price
€1,500
Estimate
€3,000
 

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Tibet, 19th to early 20th century. Yamantaka is standing in pratyalidhasana on various divinities and animals atop a lotus base with incised scroll, a flaming mandorla behind him. He embraces his consort with his main hands, each holding a karttrika and kapala. His other thirty-two hands radiate around his body holding various attributes. He wears a beaded apron, mala of severed heads, and jewelry. His bull head displays a ferocious facial expression, six other heads frame the central one and are topped with three more heads surrounded by his flaming hairdo.

Provenance: German trade.
Condition: Very good condition with minor old wear, some traces of use and casting flaws, small nicks, light scratches, minor dents. A small split with associated dent at the lower edge of the base.

Weight: 5,096 g
Dimensions: Height 29.7 cm

The lotus base with smaller figures is cast separately, the radiating arms of Yamantaka are mounted at the back of the figure, his heads are removable, and the flaming mandorla is inset at the back of the base.

Yamantaka (Sanskrit) or Vajrabhairava (Tibetan) is the "destroyer of death" in Vajrayana Buddhism. Of the several deities in this Buddhist pantheon that are named Yamantaka, the most well-known belongs to the Anuttarayoga Tantra class of deities popular within the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism.

Auction result comparison:
Type: Closely related
Auction: Christie’s Paris, 20 June 2017, lot 34
Price: EUR 278,500 or approx. EUR 317,500 converted and adjusted for inflation at the time of writing
Description: A bronze statue of Vajrabhairava, Tibet, 18th-19th century
Expert remark: Note that the original estimate for this lot was only EUR 8,000-12,000. The closely related bronze is - at best - 100 years older than the present figure. Painted with gilt and pigment.


格魯派大型大威德明王銅像
西藏,十九至二十世紀初。大威德明王腳踏神靈與動物,立於蓮座上。忿怒的水牛臉金剛面目表情凶惡,頭髮如火焰般飛揚,主手擁抱著他的明妃,手裡拿著一把刀和骷髏杯,其他的手環繞著他,各持法器。腰上圍著飾有精美的串珠首飾的圍裙和一串骷髏。

來源:德國古玩交易市場。
品相:品相非常好,有輕微磨損、一些使用痕跡和鑄造缺陷、小劃痕與輕微凹痕。底座下邊緣有一個帶有凹痕的小裂口。

重量:5,096 克
尺寸:高29.7 厘米

蓮花座是單獨鑄造的,大威德金剛的副臂安裝在人像的背面,他的頭是可拆卸的,燃燒的曼陀羅鑲嵌在基座的後面。

閻曼德迦(梵語)或怖畏金剛 (藏語) 意味著“終結亡神、勝伏死主”,在格魯派和寧瑪派中,受到極大的尊崇。

拍賣結果比較:
形制:非常相近
拍賣:巴黎佳士得, 2017620日,lot 34
價格:EUR 278,500(相當於今日EUR 317,900
描述:十八至十九世紀西藏大威德明王銅像
專家評論:請注意此銅像的估價僅有EUR 8,000-12,000。此銅像較現拍品早100年,鎏金且有顏色。

 
 

Tibet, 19th to early 20th century. Yamantaka is standing in pratyalidhasana on various divinities and animals atop a lotus base with incised scroll, a flaming mandorla behind him. He embraces his consort with his main hands, each holding a karttrika and kapala. His other thirty-two hands radiate around his body holding various attributes. He wears a beaded apron, mala of severed heads, and jewelry. His bull head displays a ferocious facial expression, six other heads frame the central one and are topped with three more heads surrounded by his flaming hairdo.

Provenance: German trade.
Condition: Very good condition with minor old wear, some traces of use and casting flaws, small nicks, light scratches, minor dents. A small split with associated dent at the lower edge of the base.

Weight: 5,096 g
Dimensions: Height 29.7 cm

The lotus base with smaller figures is cast separately, the radiating arms of Yamantaka are mounted at the back of the figure, his heads are removable, and the flaming mandorla is inset at the back of the base.

Yamantaka (Sanskrit) or Vajrabhairava (Tibetan) is the "destroyer of death" in Vajrayana Buddhism. Of the several deities in this Buddhist pantheon that are named Yamantaka, the most well-known belongs to the Anuttarayoga Tantra class of deities popular within the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism.

Auction result comparison:
Type: Closely related
Auction: Christie’s Paris, 20 June 2017, lot 34
Price: EUR 278,500 or approx. EUR 317,500 converted and adjusted for inflation at the time of writing
Description: A bronze statue of Vajrabhairava, Tibet, 18th-19th century
Expert remark: Note that the original estimate for this lot was only EUR 8,000-12,000. The closely related bronze is - at best - 100 years older than the present figure. Painted with gilt and pigment.


格魯派大型大威德明王銅像
西藏,十九至二十世紀初。大威德明王腳踏神靈與動物,立於蓮座上。忿怒的水牛臉金剛面目表情凶惡,頭髮如火焰般飛揚,主手擁抱著他的明妃,手裡拿著一把刀和骷髏杯,其他的手環繞著他,各持法器。腰上圍著飾有精美的串珠首飾的圍裙和一串骷髏。

來源:德國古玩交易市場。
品相:品相非常好,有輕微磨損、一些使用痕跡和鑄造缺陷、小劃痕與輕微凹痕。底座下邊緣有一個帶有凹痕的小裂口。

重量:5,096 克
尺寸:高29.7 厘米

蓮花座是單獨鑄造的,大威德金剛的副臂安裝在人像的背面,他的頭是可拆卸的,燃燒的曼陀羅鑲嵌在基座的後面。

閻曼德迦(梵語)或怖畏金剛 (藏語) 意味著“終結亡神、勝伏死主”,在格魯派和寧瑪派中,受到極大的尊崇。

拍賣結果比較:
形制:非常相近
拍賣:巴黎佳士得, 2017620日,lot 34
價格:EUR 278,500(相當於今日EUR 317,900
描述:十八至十九世紀西藏大威德明王銅像
專家評論:請注意此銅像的估價僅有EUR 8,000-12,000。此銅像較現拍品早100年,鎏金且有顏色。

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Auction: Asian Art Holiday Sale, 10th Dec, 2022

Reduced Prices!

Just in time for the holidays, we're delighted to present a selection of fine Chinese, Southeast Asian, and Indian art with newly reduced prices. Porcelain, bronzes, sculptures, and jades are among the 274 items on offer. Notable provenances include Hisazo Nagatani, Acher Eskenasy, A & J Speelman Oriental Art, Marchant & Son, Sam Bernstein, and many more.

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