Asia Week auction, WTF20: Cambodia – a bronze Khmer Siva from ‘an old German collection’. How old? Who knows?
Buddhist Art has a sandstone Khmer deity.
Yet again, it’s frustrating to note, the Dalton Somaré Gallery allegedly ‘offer[s] collectors and connoisseurs precisely documented objects of art of high aesthetic quality’, but demonstrably offers no such thing. And it’s infuriating to find that the gallery offers no information whatsoever about the severed head of a Buddha from Afghanistan.
Asia Week auction, WTF10: Afghanistan – bronze rhyton ‘precisely documented’, except for who, when, where, how…
The Dalton Somaré Gallery claims that it is ‘able to offer collectors and connoisseurs precisely documented objects of art of high aesthetic quality’. It is, thus, unfortunate and curious that it does not offer any information about the origins of any of its three flagship pieces, one of which is a more-than-2,200-year-old bronze rhyton from Afghanistan.