Lot 178 - A197AS Asian Art: Himalaya, China - Wednesday, 02. June 2021, 10.00 AM

A LIMESTONE HEAD OF BODHISATTVA GUANYIN.

China, Yuan/Ming dynasty, height 40 cm.
Grey stone with brown patina.

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.

觀音石佛頭像。

中國,元代/明代,高40釐米。
灰色石料表面成褐色。
相類似佛頭可參見:紐約大都會博物館館藏,瑞士里特貝格博物館。
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.