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Lot 48: BRONZE STATUE OF SHYAMA TARA
19 November 2016
Vienna, Vienna, AustriaLive Auction
Bronze. Sino-Tibetan, Ming Dynasty, ca. 16th / 17th century
A highly expressive bronze of the “Green Tara” sitting on an unusually large and accentuated lotus throne in “relaxed pose”. Her right leg rests on a second smaller lotus pedestal. This Tara has a very elegant feminine figure, shows a slight tribhanga and wears numerous chains on her naked torso, but also her arms, waist and ears. She wears a five-jagged crown and a chignon. This and her round facial features are indications of Chinese influence. The right hand shows the wish-fulfilling gesture and her left hand is holding the stem of a lotus flower. Tara is a very popular goddess, or Bodhisattva, and is considered a guardian from all possible dangers.
HEIGHT 25 CM
From an old German collection, afterwards collection Sohel Ch., New-Delhi - Vienna
青銅綠度母坐像. 中國 / 西藏, 明代, 約 16至17 世紀. 高 25 厘米.
A noteworthy share of the antiques offered here – around 130 lots – originate from the Collection Sohel Ch., a successful business man from Delhi who spent many years in Vienna. The part of his collection, which we here offer, was mainly acquired in the art trade of Vienna. The chief reason for his collecting activity, which he perpetuated with considerable specialized knowledge, sense for quality and great committment, was to establish a private Asian museum in his native city of New Delhi. Because of severe illness, it was impossible for him to realize his plan and he thus decided to submit us the entire complex of his "Viennese collection" for sale.
來自 Sohel Ch. 先生的舊藏
這本圖錄所紀錄的藝術品的大部分（約130件）來自 Sohel Ch. 先生的舊藏。這位收藏家是個來自新德里的古董拒買，曾有數年住在維也納。這次所介紹的藝術品主要來自他的維也納分點。他數十年的努力，知識和質量敏感都曾進入他的收藏活動，結果之一為在其城市，新德里，收藏到了一個原來屬於私人亞洲美術館的收藏的全部藏品。很不幸的是這位收藏家最近生病極為嚴重，無法實現自己原來對藝術藏品的願望，結果把全部維也納分店的收藏提供給拍賣公司給以賣出。