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Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Ritual Objects : Pre 1900 item #1390484 (stock #1451)
Dragon's Pearl
A rare and very unusual ritual vase (bumpa) of painted clay with stylised chrysanthemum flowers for use in Tantric offerings. Tibet, 18–19th cent. Condition: Fair. Good colors. Some losses.
Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1388956
Zentner Collection
Tibetan bronze figure of Tara, goddess of compassion. She is seated on a double lotus base with her right foot extended and resting on a smaller lotus. Her left hand holds the stem of an utpala flower (symbolizing longevity) between her thumb and third finger in Vitarka Mudra or teaching gesture. Her right hand is resting palm up on her knee with just thumb and forefinger touching in Varada Mudra, the gesture of boundless giving. On her right side, blooms a lotus...
Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Ritual Objects : Pre 1910 item #1388898 (stock #1439)
Dragon's Pearl
A very fine, small Tantric Buddhist hand-drum (damaru) fashioned from two pieces of skull bone (top parts). The connecting band of silver is richly worked with a scroll-pattern and inserted pieces of coral and turquoise. From the handle hangs a triple-layered lapel made of brocade silk and cotton (this appears to be slightly later than the drum). late 19th cent. L 13.5 cm, W 12 cm. (drum). Condition: Excellent but with ware due to use
Indian Subcontinent : India : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1388419 (stock #1-1104)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
Altar dedicated to Hanuman, the Hindu semi-god, carved in openwork relief to represent Hanuman standing with a martial attitude, carrying a club in his left hand and an uprooted tree in his right hand, and trampling a supine figure, probably a demon. Marble, with traces of red pigments. India, 18th century. Height: 13.7 cm. Abrasion due to age, otherwise very good condition.
Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Textiles : Pre 1980 item #1388180 (stock #4297)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
Colorful hand woven cotton belt for a traditional Bhutanese Kiri (national dress). I bought this in 1998, from a little old lady at the bottom of the trail to Paro Takstang (Tiger’s Nest). Never used- would make a great guitar strap (IMHO). L: 244cm/96in and W: 6cm/2.4in.
Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1388149 (stock #1438)
Dragon's Pearl
A fine Tibetan female dress “Chuba” made of woven purple silk with round, geometric pattern in black and floral scrolls. The garment can be fastened with 3 loop and 3 metal buttons and can close with front, right overflap. The lining is slightly patted and is made of turquoise fabric and bordered with golden brocade. Full length: 125 cm. Condition: minor wear due to use, but overall quite fine.
Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Ritual Objects : Pre 1900 item #1388148 (stock #1437)
Dragon's Pearl
A fine, Five Buddhas crown made of gilt and coloured papiermache with cloth backing. Each Buddha rendered with his special attributes and iconography. Ritual crowns of this type were used in various Tantric Buddhist ceremonies including those of yidam-initiation (personal deity) and homa (fire ritual), both important practices in the Esoteric Buddhist tradition of Tibet and Mongolia...
Indian Subcontinent : India : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1388133 (stock #4293)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
Fine, old and rare Chang Naga, three paneled body “prestige” cloth with anthropomorphic cowry shell design. The cloth may have been woven by the Meitei of the Manipur State of India and used as a trade cloth to the Nagas. Made from very fine hand spun cotton weft and silk wapr, the cowry shells have a fine toned aged patina. This is a genuinely old cloth circa 50 to 70 years old (not for the tourist market)...
Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1387752 (stock #1432)
Dragon's Pearl
A well carved wood image depicting Sakyamuni Buddha holding the begging bowl in his left hand and the right hand in Bhumisparsa Mudra, the gesture of touching the earth to invoke the it as witness to his enlightment. East Tibet, 19th cent. H. 21 cm. Condition: generally good for the age; fine, dark patina.
Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Ritual Objects : Pre 1970 item #1387657 (stock #4283)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
Special Offer-reduced from $500 to $350. Nice ensemble of three Nepali carved wood phurbus (ritual dagger). These were acquired in the 1990s and are circa 50 years (or older). Dimensions are noted in enlargement #3. All are in good condtion- the middle one has an iron tip.
Indian Subcontinent : India : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1387559
Zentner Collection
Small Indian Jain bronze of a seated Vishnu. His wife, Lakshmi is seated on his left knee. Vishnu hold his attributes, the conch shell in his upper right hand and Sudarshana Chakra (discus) in his upper left. Patina and traces of vermillion pigment. The faces of both deities are smooth from years of reverent handling.

18th century

2 3/4" high x 1 7/8" wide x 1 1/2" deep.
Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Ritual Objects : Pre 1900 item #1387338
Zentner Collection
Small Indian Jain bronze depicting the seated figure of Vishnu with Lakshmi seated on his left knee. Lakshmi, the inseparable energy of Vishnu, sits with her right arm around Vishnu's waist. Below him on the rectangular platform is the tiny figure of his vehicle Garuda, identifiable by his tiny but unmistakable wings. Two other smaller figures hold up each of Vishnu's knees.

19th century

Dimensions: 3 1/2" high x 2" wide x 1 1/2" deep
Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Ritual Objects : Pre 1800 item #1387335
Zentner Collection
Small antique Tibetan bronze cup. Intended for holding water in a Buddhist shrine. Made of bronze and shaped in the form of a lotus with petals starting in a gardroon and ending in a scalloped edge just below a ring around a smooth rim.

17th century

Dimensions: 2" high
Indian Subcontinent : India : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1387278
Zentner Collection
Small Indian bronze figure of a standing female deity, most likely the protective Jain Mother Goddess, Ambika. Although it is difficult to tell for sure, the popularity of the Yakshi goddess in Jainism makes it probable. The goddess stands in a very traditional straight pose associated with Jain statues. She holds various attributes in her four arms. Standing on either side are two smaller figures...
Indian Subcontinent : India : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1387269
Zentner Collection
Indian Jain bronze figure of Vishnu with Lakshmi seated on his knee. Six other figures are present including 2 attendants on the bottom. The figure on the bottom is their friend and vehicle, Garuda. Incised with writing on the base and back.

19th century

Dimensions: 5 5/8" high x 3 1/4" wide x 2 1/2" deep.
Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Handicrafts : Pre 1980 item #1387073 (stock #09379)
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Nepalese mask made of tin and scrap material, with resemblance to the Mask of Agamemnon somehow. 20th century. approx...
Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1386837
Group of 8 hand painted oval miniatures of Indian buildings including the GOLDEN TEMPLE AMRITSAR and the TAJ MAHAL. Varying sizes, largest 5.5 x 4 cm. Undated but firmly estimated to mid 19th century. Can be viewed in central London and shipped worldwide.
Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1900 item #1386408
Zentner Collection
Antique Tibetan cabinet with 2 large compartments. The entire front of the cabinet is decorated in kyungbur technique (designs and pictures painted in raised lines of a gesso and resin mixture) on a deep red ground. Two large compartments are covered by 8 large panels decorated with phoenixes in medallions of scrolling vines and flowers. The middle four panels open to the compartments. The bottom of the chest has 3 additional stationary panels decorated similarly with flowers...
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