Christie's has announced the line-up for its four days of auctions during New York's Asian Art Week, which takes place in September.
First up is a Fine Chinese Paintings sale, slated for September 16.
The headline lot is Shi Tao's Plants and Calligraphy, a 17th century album that carries an estimate of $250,000-350,000. It consists of eight pages combining paintings and poems and is one of a series of works dedicated to his friend Zhou Jing.
Shi Tao is regarded as one of the most important artists of the Qing dynasty and introduced a number of techniques and innovations that would be adopted by his successors.
The Indian and Southeast Asian Art auction take places the same day.
It will feature a Gandharan grey schist figure of a bodhisattva that is expected to make $250,000-350,000.
The auction house comments that "the naturalistic attention to drapery employed in this example is characteristic of the Gandharan period and drawn from the earlier Greco-Roman influence in the region".
A selection of works from the collection of Shumita and Arani Bose will auction on September 17 and will include pieces by Indian artists VS Gaitonde and Souza.
A sale of modern and contemporary south Asian art is also scheduled for September 17, while the following day will see sales of cloisonne enamel and Chinese ceramics.
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