We are pleased to announce details of our forthcoming exhibition for this, our twentieth year of participation in Asian Art in London. This year’s exhibition will be held at our gallery from Thursday 31st October to Friday 22nd November 2019 and will include a selection of sculptures from Gandhara, India, Southeast Asia and China in stone, bronze, stucco, wood and jade.
Among this year’s highlights are an important collection of Khmer and other Southeast Asian sculptures from the estate of a British collector, a rare Pra Kon Chai bronze figure, purchased from Spink and Son in 1989 and two fine Indian sculptures including a Shiva lingham. Two exceptional grey schist Gandhara Bodhisattvas also make their appearance this year. We also have a small collection of Chinese jades, acquired by an English collector in Hong Kong in 1954.
Antonia and I look forward to welcoming you to the gallery once again for this year’s exhibition and would be delighted to answer any questions you may have, either before or during the event.
37 Bury Street St James’s London SW1Y 6AU
Indian, Southeast Asian, Himalayan and Chinese works of art; especially stone and bronze sculpture, ceramics and textiles
|Monday - Friday||10.00 - 18.00|
|Saturday, 3 November||10.00 - 17.00|
|Sunday, 4 November||11.00 - 21.00|
|Saturday, 10 November||closed|
STANDING SCHIST BODHISATTVA NORTHWEST PAKISTAN GANDHARA 2ND – 3RD CENTURY AD H. 86 CMS, 34 INS
A monumental grey schist figure of a Bodhisattva, perhaps Maitreya (the Future Buddha), with an imposing regal expression, his face handsome and adorned with a wide moustache, his long hair spilling over his shoulders and gathered into an extravagant top-knot secured by a diadem, wearing intricate and extensive jewellery and a lower garment supported by a twisted cord around the waist, with a long scarf wrapped around and under the left arm, his left hand probably once holding a flask for holy water.
This sculpture is published in Isao Kurita, Utsukushiki butsuzoÌ: Gandara bijutsu no meihin [Introduction to Gandharan Art], Tokyo: Nigensha Publishing, 2008.
This figure is dressed in the attire and adornments of Kushan royalty. For two similar Bodhisattvas, please see nos. 17 and 32 in Isao Kurita, Gandharan Art II: The Buddha’s Life Story, Tokyo: Nigensha publishing, 2003.
Provenance: Private English collection.