Early Indo-Buddhist Sculpture Exhibition

Pace Primitive

poster for Early Indo-Buddhist Sculpture Exhibition

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Dalton Somaré Gallery, Milan, Italy, member of the Asian Art Dealers Association (AADNY) presents early bronze and stone Indo-Buddhist sculpture during Asia Week 2011. The exhibition illustrates how other cultures absorbed and interpreted Indian art and created their own artistic traditions. Over 40 works of art from India, Southeast Asia and the Himalayas will be on view daily at Pace Primitive, 32 East 57th Street, 7th floor, New York, New York from March 18 – 26, 11 am to 6 pm; Saturday, March 19 and Sunday, March 20, 11 am to 6 pm.
Among the works devoted to the more archaic cultural stratums, is an Anthropomorph copper figure from the Gangetic Plains, Uttar Pradesh, India, 2nd Millennium B.C., impressive for its size at 17 inches tall. Another example of ancient art is a warrior’s gold funerary mask and paraphernalia, 500 B.C. from the Dong Song Culture, East Java, Indonesia. The diffusion of the Indian aesthetic in Southeast Asian sculpture is revealed in sandstone pieces of the God Vishnu and Goddess Uma from Cambodia and Thailand. A regal Manjusri Bodhisattva from 15th century Tibet is one of a selection of Nepalese and Tibetan Buddhist pieces which refer to the migration of the Indian style.
Three different representations of the God Vishnu from the 9th, 10-11th (Chandella Period) and 11th century (Pala Period), respectively, which depict the stylistic characteristics of the Indus Valley region, are some of the largest stone sculptures in the exhibition: Vishnu with weapons, 39 inches tall; Vishnu with avatars and devotees, 40 1/4 inches tall; and Vishu with spouses, 38 1/4 inches tall.
[Image: Head of the Buddha. Gandhara Region, Pakistan. Kushana Period. 2nd C. Schist. Height: 14.5 in.]



from March 18, 2011 to March 26, 2011
open every day including weekends 11:00-18:00 during Asia Week March 18-26

Opening Reception on 2011-03-17 from 18:00 to 21:00

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