Friday, December 2, 2016

New world record for Tibetan sculpture at Bonhams Images of Devotion Sale in Hong Kong

ARTDAILY
Figure of Canda Vajrapani achieved HK$49,260,000, a new world record price for a Tibetan sculpture. Photo: Bonhams.
HONG KONG---An imposing brass Figure of Canda Vajrapani from the collection of Ulrich von Schroeder set a new world record price for a Tibetan sculpture at auction when it sold for US$ 6,351,479 at Bonhams Images of Devotion Sale in Hong Kong on 29 November. After a nine- minute bidding battle in a packed auction room, the figure was sold to an Asian collector. In total, the sale made more than US$ 14,182,275. At more than a metre tall, the monumental Figure of Canda Vajrapani (in English, ‘fierce holder of the thunderbolt’) is one of the great masterpieces of 13th-century Tibetan sculpture and the most important surviving Tibetan brass sculpture of any period. [link]

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