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The Zentner Collection
Sale Price $4,800
Archaic Indian stone fragment carving of a woman's upper half, sitting on Custom Iron stand. Strands of beads cascade down her shapely front. Her outstretched arms are fragmented at the elbows. Reticulated designs are carved behind her. Custom made iron stand is included. Dates between 6th-8th century. Size: 13" H x 12" W x 7.5" D (17" H on stand)
A very beautiful schist head of a Bodhisattva, 2-4 Century AD, with soft, youthful features, wearing a diadem with rosettes. The hair is pulled up into an elaborate top knot, urna between the eyebrows. Acquired on the London (UK) Art Market prior to 1980. Mounted on a Museum Quality metal stand. Size of head alone: 12.5 cm. (5"), excluding stand. Very fine condition.
Indian Subcontinent : Pre AD 1000 item #1334881 (stock #UEE)
A very fine and genuine schist head of a Bodhisattva, 2-4 Century A.D., with soft, youthful features, wearing a diadem with rosettes. The hair is pulled up into an elaborate top knot, Urna between the eyebrows. Mounted on a Museum Quality Metal Stand. Size of head alone 12.5 cm. excluding stand. Origin: London Art Market.
Nice strand of Kushan/Bactrian of mixed stone (mostly carnelian) beads. I acquired these along with coins dating from 1st- 4th CE from the same site in North West Pakistan, so these can be dated no later than 1500 years old. L: 65cm/25.5in (note scale in last enlargement). Free shipping via Hong Registered Airmail.
Indian Subcontinent : Pre AD 1000 item #1352297
A GENUINE GANDHARA BUDDHA STUCCO HEAD OF THE PERIOD, 3rd Century A.D., MOUNTED IN A CUSTOM MADE PLEXIGLASS CASE. Good condition. Size of Head: H. 4.5"; Size of Display Case: 8.5" x 5" x 3.75" Provenance: Afghanistan, 1950
The Buddha Gallery
10thC Nagapatanam India bronze Buddha. In a pristine condition that is supremely beautiful and masterfully sculpted. Being finely cast with an exquisite patina, this is a true masterpiece.
Measurements: 11 9/10" tall.
Provenance: Purchased at a California estate auction.
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A Kushan gold necklace delicately strung with very small ancient lapis lazuli beads (approximately 24 beads to an inch). There are 12 gold coins with images of 6 ancient kings - six on each side. There are 2 kings that we recognize - one is Vasudeva I, the other is "Ohsho" holding an elephant goad, thunderbolts, a trident and a goat. The center bead is a oblong fluted gold bead. There are also two blue glass beads flanking the central gold bead. Wearable...
The Buddha Gallery
A very large and rare 10/11thC Nagapattinam bronze Buddha (near area and period of Chola in Southern India, though Buddhist rather than Hindu). This is an extremely special and valuable statue, unlike any other I have ever listed. No other of this size has sold at Sotheby's or Christie's since they began putting results on their sites. Height is 20.5" tall (bronze total), 21.5" tall with its custom base, 14" (actual figure), 13.25" (widest point at the base) and 6" (width at hands)...
The Buddha Gallery
10/11thC Nepalese Bronze Fertility Goddess with baby. Next to her is a cow with a suckling calf. 3 inches tall, 2 7/8 inches wide, 1 7/8 inches deep. 4.5 inches tall on new custom base. At the foot of the cow is what looks like a pile of ritual offerings. Very early and rare Himalayan bronze from a period (especially in Nepal) from which few complete smaller bronzes survive 1,000 years of devotion--especially with intact faces...