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Indian Subcontinent : Sri Lanka : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1382209 (stock #8688)
The Buddha Gallery
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Beautiful 18thC Sri Lankan Bronze Buddha with a very ornate and uncommon backplate. Very few of this type in bronze. Back re-attached with a 20thC screw. Total size is 7.5 inches long and 4 inches tall. Also includes a custom made base, which elevates approximately 2 more inches. Very special example--one of the best of its type.
Indian Subcontinent : Sri Lanka : Pre 1960 item #1023121 (stock #2201)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
Pretty silver dollar sized silver 1957 5 Rupee coin, commemorating 2500 years of Buddhism in Sri Lanka. One side has elephants, horses and lions (oh my), surrounded by Hamsa (Sacred Geese), the other has the denomination in Pali and English. Condition circulated. Silver content 90%+.
Indian Subcontinent : Sri Lanka : Handicrafts : Pre 1920 item #1277211 (stock #2940)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
Fine pair of old scythes from Sri Lanka with incised decorations on blade surface; the one with deer horn handle has some Sinhalese script either an owner’s or maker’s mark. The steal is good condition with sharp cutting edges. Both are in excellent condition. Outer curvilinear length of the blades are 51cm/20in.
Indian Subcontinent : Sri Lanka : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1380292 (stock #7798)
The Buddha Gallery
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Temple size 18/19thC or earlier Sri Lankan Stupa with intact consecration. Still retains a few of its dangly bits hanging from near the top. Stupas, the nature of their shape, grow dramatically in mass as they increase in height. To illustrate this I put a 7 inch and a 9.5 inch Sri Lankan Stupa in one of the photos for comparison)...
Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1353344 (stock #0558)
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Loosed and laid back Buddhist painting on cloth. Early 20th century. approx. 33 x 46cm (12.99 x 18.11in)

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Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Sculpture : Pre 1960 item #1323044 (stock #1-0939)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
Statue of an ancestor or deity designed for the protection of a household, standing in a praying posture, with a very expressive face. Wood, age patina. Nepal, early 20th century. Height: 4é cm. The piece is mounted on a custom metal stand. Age cracks, some erosion, otherwise very good condition.
Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Sculpture : Pre 1960 item #1334425 (stock #1-0967)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
Statue of a protecting deity, sitting on a squarish base, hands in praying posture. Wood, with patination due to age. Nepal, mid 20th century. Height: 46 cm. Obvious signs of wear, otherwise very good condition.
Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Sculpture : Pre 1837 VR item #1339386 (stock #1-0987)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
Statue of Bodhisattva Manjusri, the Budhist deity who fights ignorance, in formal attire, wearing diadem, sitting on a double lotus throne, his hands in teaching posture ("dharmachakra mudra"). Bronze, with remnants of the original lacquering and gilding. Tibet, 19th century. Height: 17.5 cm. Very good condition. IMPORTANT: owing to the heavy weight of the statue, please consult us on the shipping cost.
Indian Subcontinent : India : Carvings : Pre 1920 item #1218661
GALERIE GELUK Asian and Buddhist Art
Beautiful carved statue of Hanuman, lifting and carrying the mountain Dronagiri. As told in the Ramayana, Lakshman, the brother of Rama was severely wounded during the war between Rama and the demon king Ravana. The only thing that could save the life of Lakshman was the herb Sanjivani. Hanuman went to the Himalayas to find the herb on Mount Dronagiri, but he had never seen it, so he did not know how it looked like. So he took the whole mountain and went back to the battlefield...
Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Sculpture : Pre 1837 VR item #1345654 (stock #1-0995)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
Statue of Jambhala, also known as Kubera or Vaishravana, wearing necklace, dhoti and diadem, sitting on a double lotus throne, holding the mongoose that spits jewels in his left hand and a currency in his right hand. The statue may have had a mandorla affixed at its back in the past. Bronze, with green and reddish patina particularly under the statue. Tibet, early 19th century. Height: 7 cm. Very good condition. NOTE: Kubera is the Tibetan God of Wealth and Prosperity.
Indian Subcontinent : India : Sculpture : Pre 1837 VR item #1346831 (stock #1-0998)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
Statue of Krishna dancing on the head of the Kaliya Snake, on an elevated square base, holding a butter ball in his right hand. Bronze, with fine dark green patina. India, early 19th century. Height: 6,4 cm. Abrasion due to age, otherwise very good condition. NOTE: this statue refers to Krishna's adolescence. The Kaliya snake had poisoned the pool in which cow herds were drinking. Krishna revived the cows and had a fight with Kaliya, kicked it almost to death, and then danced on him...
Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1371322 (stock #1-1065)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
Very old anthropomorphic statue of a deity protecting a household, staying on a circular base, with an expressive face and hands in praying posture. Eroded wood, age patina. Nepal, 19th century. Height: 33.3 cm. The statue is nicely mounted on a custom stand. Collected in the early seventies in the Himalayan region.
Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1392364 (stock #1-1117)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
Finely cast statue of bodhisattva Shadakshari Lokeshvara, sitting on a double lotus throne, wearing diadem and formal attire with jewels, with his four arms, two in front in praying posture, the other two on the sides with left hand holding a lotus and right hand holding a necklace. Copper, with nice age patina. Tibet, early 18th century. Height: 8.7 cm. Very good condition.
Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1960 item #417161 (stock #61-20)
Silk Road Gallery
This pretty sterling silver bracelet from India's Jain minority has a clever three-tiered link system with mesh-like flexibility and just the right amount of weight, making this an exceptionally comfortable piece of jewelry. It is designed around 20 slightly serpentine-shaped crests, each topped with a raised, elongated "S" shape...
Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1940 item #704729 (stock #61-23)
Silk Road Gallery
A bracelet of braided silver has three silver emblems that are an identifying symbol of Janism, an ancient belief system practiced primarily in India, where small but influential Jain communities are scattered throughout the country. The symbol on this bracelet often is seen outside Jain houses. The Jains, typically well educated and prosperous, are known for business acumen and for their prominence in India's jewelry trade...
Indian Subcontinent : India : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1020717 (stock #61-29)
Silk Road Gallery
Seven images of Ganesh, the happy rotund god revered by Hindus, Buddhists and Janists, are embossed on the seven sterling silver plates that form this early 20th century necklace. The necklace originated in the north Indian state of Rajasthan, and has a silver content of 92.5 percent and a weight of 85 grams...
Indian Subcontinent : Pre 1940 item #708990 (stock #61-22)
Silk Road Gallery
A beautifully made sterling silver link bracelet is formed of 28 small crests that sparkle on the wrist. An unusual link system gives this piece exceptional flexibility, and the 27-gram silver weight gives it a substantial yet comfortable look and feel. The bracelet was made by the Jain people of India, who are known for their artistic skills, particularly in creating fine jewelry...
Indian Subcontinent : India : Metalwork : Pre 1940 item #771251 (stock #61-24)
Silk Road Gallery
Eighteen maharajah turban plumes encircle this sterling silver bracelet from 1930s India. The maharajah rulers of Rajasthan adopted the plume-shaped turban ornaments they called "sarpech" from the Mughals. Made of feathers and jewels, worn pointing skyward from their turbans, the plumes became symbolic of the colorful princely rulers. An inventive jewelry maker from India's Jain minority used the distinctive sarpech shape as the design motif for this bracelet...
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