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For the 35th edition of TEFAF Maastricht, Marcel Nies Oriental Art has prepared a fitting exhibition of important Asian sculpture from Hindu, Jain and Buddhist religions.

The exhibition highlights theexceptional skill and virtuosity of the artworks, which exceed the boundaries of their medium and reach for spiritual connection between the spectator and the deity they portray.

We will present a curation of extensively researched unique sculptures that are, within its category, unequalled in quality, authenticity and with established provenance. Marcel Nies Oriental Art is honoured to have been part of TEFAF Maastricht from the very beginning and is excited to bring an extraordinary selection of fine sculptures for the occasion of the 35th edition of the fair.

MAITREYA

Tibet, Tsang region, 14th century
Gilt copper alloy, gems, and pigment, originally sealed
height: 29.6cm

PROVENANCE

Collection Nyingjei Lam, London 菩薩道收藏
On loan to the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 1996–2005
On loan to the Rubin Museum of Art, New York, March 2005–February 2019
Collection Enrico Castellani, Milan, 2019–2020

PUBLISHED

David Weldon and Jane Casey Singer, The Sculptural Heritage of Tibet: Buddhist Art in the Nyingjei Lam Collection, London, 1999, p.114-115, pl.24

EXHIBITED

The Sculptural Heritage of Tibet: Buddhist Art in the Nyingjei Lam Collection, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 6 October–30 December 1999;

Casting the Divine: Sculptures of the Nyingjei Lam Collection, Rubin Museum of Art, New York, 2 March 2012–11 February 2013.

AMIDA NYORAI

Japan, Muromachi, 14th century
Wood, gilding
height: 123.5cm

PROVENANCE

The Ankarcrona Collection of Japanse Works Of Art Sten Ankarcrona, Sweden (1861-1936). And by descent (1936-2020)

BUDDHA SAKYAMUNI

Thailand, Dvaravati kingdom, 8th-9th century
Silver alloy
height: 39.1cm

PROVENANCE

The James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection, Chicago, acquired prior to 1983

PUBLISHED

P. Pal, A Collecting Odyssey: Indian, Himalayan, and Southeast Asian Art from the James and
Marilynn Alsdorf Collection, Chicago, 1997, pp. 102 and 299, cat. no. 125.

EXHIBITED

On loan to The Art Institute of Chicago, 1983-2010 (485.1983).
The Art Institute of Chicago, “A Collecting Odyssey: Indian, Himalayan, and Southeast Asian
Art from the James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection,” 2 August – 26 October 1997, cat. no.125.