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Carlo Cristi

Carlo Cristi will exhibit at The International Asian Art Fair, Park Av. at 67 Str., New York City, from March 31 to April 5. The show will focus on bronzes from Tibet, Nepal and China; paintings and illuminations from Tibet, terracottas from Gupta India and early textiles and artifacts from Central Asia and China.

Notable a rare and important group of early bronzes and repoussé from Nepal, including a remarkably beautifu 9th century Lokesvara.
Rare illuminations and tangkas of fine quality from Central and Western Tibet will be exhibited. From the scarce material available from Central Asia some painted wooden panels of great interest, dated 8th century, and related to the Tibetan empire of the period.

Noteworthy among textiles an important , 7th century, complete dress in remarkable conditions with large border of roundels with rare design. Some fragments woven with Sasanian/Sogdian animal motifs will be on show along with weaving from Warring States period. Early embroideries, Liao, Mongol period and Islamic weaves will complete this year collection.

Welcome to Stand D 4 where I'll be pleased to greeting friends, collectors and curators.
From March 26 I'll be available at phone: 917 8423837.

Silk samite with confronted ducks standing on split palmette enclosed in double pearl roundel.
Holding the pearl neclace in the beaks, wearing the royal ribbon at the neck.
Large roundel of 11' 3/4 diam.
Radiocarbon dated to 9th century, still retains the elegance of the Sasanian earlier models.
Polychrome silk, Central Asia, 9th c
19 1/4 x 15 3/4 in. (49 x 40 cm)

ETH C14 dating available

all text, images Carlo Cristi

 

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