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This is a large and very rare Nepalese Copper Manadala made up of hundreds of semi-precious stones. A small handfull missing and a few very minor dents expectable in an authentic example, but in remarkable condition for an antique piece of this type. Not a tourist piece, but made for practice. From an old German collection. Mesmorizing, beautiful, large, and very complex, it is a remarkable survivor for such a fragile medium. Hard to convery in photos the visusal impact this has in person...
19thC 3 dimensional Nepalese Mandala Box made of all silver-very finely worked, covered with very high quality semi-precious stones. The stones are of exceptional quality- much higher than typically found on the square copper Nepalese plaques (usually 20th century) that are covered with semi-precious stones. These have deep reds, greens and blues, and some of the small ones look to possibly be rubies or other precious gems...
Large antique brass jar with animal and figural scene. Inscription on interior top lip. Overall wear as shown.
18th/19thC Mongolian Tsong Ka Pa. Massive at 20.5 inches tall and 23 inches tall on its custom base. Superb face. Thick copper repousse, well constructed, very solid, and in exceptional condition. Best of this type you will encounter in this size anywhere outside a museum or book. The previous owner, who lives in New York City, inherited it from a relative who purchased through an auction in Russia many years ago when a small Eastern Russian regional museum was closed down...
A very rare, special solid-cast Nepalese Buddha from the 9thC. Its extreme heaviness looks to be solid copper or copper alloy. Traces of gilding remain. Measures 4 1/8" tall and 5.5" tall on its custom base. There is a closely related example in the Reitburg Museum in Switzerland. There was one other I saw at an Australian auction several years ago, with a face not nearly as fine as the face on the one shown. However, I cannot find the catalogue to be able to give the exact reference...
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.
18thC Fierce Deity in Yab Yum, with cast mark (worn). Measures 6 7/16" tall. The expressiveness of the main figure, especially the look in his eyes, is very powerful and intense. It is as good as the quality found in the very best of Tibetan bronze sculpture. It is especially difficult to get this look in the animal headed deities with non-human faces-the sculptor of this piece manages to sculpt a near masterpiece...
A 15thC large iron sculpture of Marici on her Boar. This is a rare Ming sculpture of a young maiden deity, with budding breasts and youthful face, sitting on her wonderful animated boar, which is filled with personality and delight. This creature has as much gentleness, kindness and friendliness in his face and body as I've ever seen in any sculpted metal animal of any kind...
A finely, large 16/17thC Tibetan Bodhisattva of Compassion. Purchased from a collector located on the French Riviera. Size is 8 5/8" tall, 6.5" at widest point and 10.25" on its custom base. Casting is detailed and complex, with great attention to detail. Delicate and powerful, this is one of those exceptional pieces that truly radiates both artistic and spiritual light.
14th/15thC Tibetan book cover with 5 Primordial Buddhas. The very finest of its type you will find anywhere, including museums or the best auction houses. This piece was carved and finished more than 500 years ago with great care and attention to detail down to the smallest detail. Note the photo of the 2 horses. They are so small they cannot even be seen in the photo of the entire cover, and they stand only 1/4 inch high...
The Buddha Gallery
12thC Tibetan Buddha. GREAT face. Beautifully cast, with a superb face and wide protruding ears typical of the 12/13thC. The extremely wide base with the very fat lotus petals and the figure leaning far back are also correct for this early period...
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
Very small and finely cast statue, with great details, of Adubuddha Vajrasattva, his eyes closed in meditation, wearing diadem, jewelry and dhoti, sitting cross-legged on a lotus throne, his right hand holding the vajra and his left the ghanta. Bronze, with fine dark green patina. Tibet, 19th century. Height: 4.6 cm. Very good condition.
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Painting on fabric, 1950s, approx...
A Tibetan thangka color with inscriptions on sized cloth with pieced silk borders depicting Avalokiteshvara and Yamantaka (extensive wear, staining). 25 x 15 1/2in painting 56 x 32in within silk mounting
A rare and very large 10/11thC Nagapattanamsam 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. Excellent condition for a large near 1,000 year old statue one nail/finger tip broken, and a few holes in the base. Remarkable patina for such an early South I...
GALERIE GELUK Asian and Buddhist Art
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Himalaya quartz carving of Jambhala, the deity of wealth in Tantric Buddhism. He holds a mongoose in his left hand, a fruit in his right and his right foot rests on a conch shell. Jambhala wears a copper crown and ornaments, decorated with small pieces of ruby, emerald and red coral. In very good condition. 21 x 13 x 8 cm.
The Zentner Collection
Antique Indian hardwood figure carving. Mounted on a custom high-quality iron stand for display. The female figure is in a dancing pose, with elaborate headdress and garb. Mounted on a High grade custom iron stand.
Dimensions w/ stand: 18" high x 6 3/4" wide x 4 1/2" deep
Dimensions w/o stand: 16 3/4" high x 5 1/2" wide x 2 3/4" deep
A small votive Shiva Lingam carved from a kind volcanic stone. Most likely from central India. 19th cent. L. 16 cm H 10 cm. Good age patina.