Virtual tour: Asian Art Week
Event Date22 March 2023 | Live auction 21617
This season’s sale features a wide selection of works from across India, the Himalayas, and Southeast Asia. The sale is led by a group of Gandharan masterpieces, foremost among them a large, finely carved grey schist figure of Buddha Shakyamuni. Among the selection of Himalayan paintings, highlights include a brilliantly gold-heightened Tibetan painting of Milarepa, an eighteenth-century Imperial Chinese painting of Vajrapani, and a fourteenth-fifteenth-century Nepalese paubha of a Vasudhara mandala. An assortment of Himalayan bronzes will also be presented, including a rare ‘Buddha niche’ plaque from Densatil Monastery and large fifteenth-century Tibetan gilt-bronze figures of Ratnasambhava and Akshobhya. The sale concludes with an impressive collection of Indian court paintings, including a large and attractive folio from Purkhu’s Harivamsa, a seventeenth-century Mughal zenana scene, and an array of striking royal portraits from the Rajput and Deccani states.