'$30,000' Tibetan bronze Manjushri coming to Cowan's

A Tibetan bronze of the bodhisattva Manjushri is expected to supply one of the leading lots at Cowan's Auctions' forthcoming Asian Art Auction. 

The 13.5-inch tall piece has a $30,000 high valuation ahead of the September 13 auction in Ohio. 

Cowans Manjushri
A Tibetan bronze of the bodhisattva, Manjushri

Manjushri is regarded as one of the oldest and most important bodhisattvas in Mahayana Buddhism. 

A large Chinese jadeite covered vessel will also feature, with an identical estimate.  

"Cowan's will be offering several important collections of Asian Art on September 13th," stated Graydon Sikes, the auction house's director of Asian art. 

"Amongst the strongest categories include several very fine 19th century robes, altar covers and other embroidered textiles, two outstanding pairs of Japanese carved tusks will be offered, as well as a fine collection of Chinese ivory from a private collector in Indiana." 

More than 800 lots will cross the block in all. 

China is the world's second most valuable art market, with a 25% share, according to the European Fine Art Foundation.  

It was deposed from top spot by the US last year, which has a 33% share of the sector. 

September and October are going to be two months of frenzied activity for collectors of Asian art, with Christie's ready to offer four days' worth of lots at its Asian Art Week from September 17 to 20, and Sotheby's sale of 20th century Chinese masterpieces set for October 5 in Hong Kong.  

We will be bringing you full coverage of the big Asian art sales over the coming weeks right here.

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