Lot 178 - A197AS Asian Art: Himalaya, China - Wednesday, 02. June 2021, 10.00 AM
A LIMESTONE HEAD OF BODHISATTVA GUANYIN.
Compare two very similar heads: one in the Metropolitan Museum New York and one in the Rietberg Museum Zurich.
Provenance: Collection of Klaus Clausmeyer (1887–1968), a painter and important collector of non-European art. According to his biography he was fighting in Belgium during World War I when a buddha head came rolling to his feet from a collapsing house. He then started collecting buddhist art and later on increasingly tribal art as well. His collection of African and other tribal art is exhibited in the Rautenstrauch-Joest Museum in Cologne since 1972. This work has been in the possession of his daughter until today.
來源：Klaus Clausmeyer (1887–1968)收藏，重要的非歐洲藝術收藏家及畫家。根據Klaus Clausmeyer的傳記記載，在一戰期間，有一件佛頭從倒塌的房屋內滾落到他腳邊。爾後，他開始收藏佛教藝術品，後延伸至部落藝術藏品。從1972年來，他的非洲及其他部落藝術藏品在科隆Rautenstrauch-Joest博物馆內常設展出。此間藏品由Clausmeyer先生女兒所收藏。
CHF 15 000 / 25 000
€ 14 020 / 23 360
Sold for CHF 67 400 (including buyer’s premium)
All information is subject to change.