• Press release
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  • New York
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  • For immediate release
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  • 1 March 2017

PRESS RELEASE: Asian Art Week

Press preview March 9 at 3PM 

Public exhibition opens March 10

Sale dates: March 4-17

A LARGE AND IMPORTANTBLACK STONE FIGURE OFLOKANATHA AVALOKITESHVARANortheastern India, Pala Period, 12th centuryEstimate on request

A LARGE AND IMPORTANT
BLACK STONE FIGURE OF
LOKANATHA AVALOKITESHVARA
Northeastern India, Pala Period, 12th century
Estimate on request

A MAGNIFICENT AND HIGHLY IMPORTANT BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL, FANGZUNLATE SHANG DYNASTY, ANYANG, 13TH-11TH CENTURY BCEstimate: 6,000,000-8,000,000

A MAGNIFICENT AND HIGHLY IMPORTANT BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL, FANGZUN

LATE SHANG DYNASTY, ANYANG, 13TH-11TH CENTURY BC

Estimate: 6,000,000-8,000,000

New York – Christie’s announces Asian Art Week, a series of auctions, viewings, and events, from March 10-17. This season presents seven distinct sales spanning all epochs and categories of Asian Art. Led by distinguished private collections, the highly anticipated series features an unprecedented offering of huanghuali and zitan classical Chinese furniture from The Marie Theresa L. Virata Collection, Shang and Zhou dynasty ritual bronzes and Song dynasty paintings from the Fujita Museum and a group of Song-Qing dynasty porcelains from the Indianapolis Museum of Art. South Asian highlights are led by a monumental black stone figure of Lokanatha Avalokiteshvara from Pala-period India, formerly at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts in 1922, as well as a gilt silver figure of the Sixth Shamarpa and much more.

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