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Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Ritual Objects : Pre 1900 item #1297907 (stock #T196)
Asian Ethnic Artifacts
Tibetan Buddhist monks Hand made folded paper with text and amulets. one side mostly with text and amulets on lower section. other side drawn amulet drawings with text This piece was from a collection gathered in Tibet in the late 60's..aged conservatively from the 1800's
Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Ritual Objects : Pre 1900 item #1334228
Zentner Collection
Rare Tibetan antique skull drum called a damaru (or damru). Two skulls make up the two sided drum connected in the middle. Two small beads at the end of thin cords attached in the center beat the drum when it held upright and twisted. A long silk sash (chopen) decorated with two tassels and auspicious symbols hangs from the center. The damaru is a sacred instrument adopted from the Hindu tantric practices of ancient India...
Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Ritual Objects : Pre 1920 item #600680 (stock #T110)
Asian Ethnic Artifacts
This is a Tibetan Ritual Celestial Crown also know as a Diadem or Ringga. It is worn by a necromancer or oracle during rituals. The "crown" consists of 5 separate paintings on paper and each painting is backed with thin cardboard for stiffness. The sections are connected with string. When worn, the crown is tied around the head with string. The sections are painted with the five Dhayani, celestial Buddhas, each painted with his traditional color and gesture...
Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Ritual Objects : Pre 1910 item #761306 (stock #T124)
Asian Ethnic Artifacts
Hanging from the belt on a leather strap, the stylized milking hook was the essential item of ornamentation for any Tibetan woman properly dressed for a festival. Surrounding the hook surface is a heavy etched silver band. The bronze/brass hook has is etched with markings and is inset with 5 large beads, set in silver bezels. The original leather strap shows lots of wear.

These ceremonial hooks have become hard to obtain...

Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1920 item #1029643 (stock #T152)
Asian Ethnic Artifacts
The Tibetan leather flint pouch (aka strike a light) is properly known as a "mechag" (me = fire , chag = iron) or fire iron. This Tibetan flint pouch is decorated with ornate silver and bronze ornamentation with an inset red bead which appears to be a replacement for the original bead. The pouch would have been secured to the wears belt with the attached leather strap...
Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #1373427 (stock #1399)
Dragon's Pearl
An interesting and stylistically unusual, gilt bronze image of the Bodhisattva Vajradhara holding bell and vajra crossed in front of his chest. He wears a broad crown on his head with flanging tassels. High lotus seat with large, flat, double petals. Tone of gilding very fine. Eastern Tibet, 17th cent. Sealed. H 17 cm. Condition: Very good. Hole in top of hair knot and some rubbing to gold. It is an authentic antique, not a modern copy!
Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1269461 (stock #5004)
Galerie Hafner
Tibetan butterfly-shaped woolen under-saddle rug "Makden", made in two pieces in knotted pile. Backed with purple cotton, edged with red wool fabric and having two not pierced strap holes. Decorated with peony flowers and waves. Condition: clean, full pile only few areas with little wear, backing with a small hole. Dimension: 112 cm x 72 cm.
Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1920 item #1347625 (stock #T199)
Asian Ethnic Artifacts
Lovely old pair of matching Tibetan tea bowls. Carved from burl wood with silver/metal decoration around the foot and silver liner inside the bowls. bowls are roughly 2 inches high and 3.75 inches diameter across the rimmed bowl
Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1394595 (stock #1463)
Dragon's Pearl
A very good Tibetan Meditation Mat / Rug made of hand woven wool of different colours; the centre medallion is decorated with a stylised Dragon while the large outer border has Buddhist symbols and flowers. Measurements: L 65 cm x W 57 cm. Condition: very good considering the age and use; only a very small area (1/5 cm) of repair at the border see picture no 4.
Indian Subcontinent : Pre 1900 item #862885
Zentner Collection
Leather Tibetan Trunk with Peach and Clouds, 18th/19th century 56"L 20.5D 29H, Colored with green, yellow, blue and reds, Central Lozenge with Peach and Scrolling Vine, Outside Clouds, borders by Scrolling Vines, Iron Strapping Bands, hand-sawn wood surfaces, pitted loss to front face by peach.
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 : Ritual Objects : Pre 1900 item #1395883 (stock #1469)
Dragon's Pearl
A thigh bone trumpet (Tib.: Mikang Lingbu) for Tantric Buddhist ritual w. traditional mounting in yak-leather (top) and brass (mouthpiece). Most probably 19th cent or earlier. L 30 cm. Condition: Fair (considerable wear from use, but no damages).
Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Textiles : Pre 1930 item #862918
Zentner Collection
Tibetan, colorful with peony and clouds design Saddle Blanket, wear consistent with age.

Circa 1930s

Dimensions: 45"L 24"H
Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Ritual Objects : Pre 1900 item #1377165 (stock #T204)
Asian Ethnic Artifacts
This is woodblock is carved on both sides so that it was used to print 2 different pages of a Tibetan Sutra book. ...Age and use are obvious and there are a few nicks and bruises but no serious loss... A true ethnographic relic measures 14 inches x 3 inches x 7/8th inch...
Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1374914 (stock #1408)
Dragon's Pearl
The Takyab are woollen rag to be attached to the head of horses or pack animals in the Himalayan region. The motifs of the Takyab are almost always Buddhist Auspicious Symbols and in this case, the Lotus Flower (Padma) vase. Lutus flowers are symbols of purity. These horse head “jewelries” not only are for decoration but they have also an auspicious quality for protecting the animals against evil spirits. H. 24 cm W. 25 cm. Tibet, early 20th cent. Condition: very good.
Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1402233 (stock #1491)
Dragon's Pearl
An antique, Tibetan Thangha depicting the Bodhisattva Vajrasattva in the centre with the two hands holding a vajra and bell and sitting in Dyanasana on a lotus throne; on top is the Dhyani Buddha Mahavairocana. Mineral pigments on canvas. Mantra on the reverse. Original silk mounting. measurements: H 30 c 23 cm. with fabric: H 44 x 32 cm. Tibet, 19th cent. Condition: over all quite good, few stains on the lower register.
Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Paintings : Pre 1837 VR item #1155554
Zentner Collection
Antique Tibetan painting of a boddhisatva framed. The front and back are visible through glass panes. A crowned central figure, boddhisatva, sits atop a lotus bloom holding a white peony flower in his left hand. He is surrounded by 7 figures. 18th century. Mineral pigments on cotton. Measures 24.5" by 18.5", framed 29" by 23".
Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Ritual Objects : Pre 1900 item #1230090 (stock #IS224)
Hundred and One Antiques
Authentic Antique 18th -19th century finely painted on cloth Tibetan Tangka – Thanka of Chenrezig -Avalokiteshvara - Buddha of Compassion.
DETAILS: The white-skinned deity seated on the throne, dressed in a dhoti and adorned with ribbons and jewelry, backed by a nimbus and aureole, amidst a landscape with water and mountains surrounded by four lamas and two Buddha’s...
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