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This South Indian piece was made in the 18th century and cast in two color bronze. (Ganga-Jumna) This very complicated technique is now lost. H. 12,4 cm Provenance: private collection Belgium
Indian Subcontinent : Pre 1900 item #1145994 (stock #4552)
A mother-of-pearl and bone inlaid wood crucifix, fixed on a pyramidal base and with affixed cylinders. Decorated with symbols of the Franciscan order, geometric and floral patterns. The origin (and age)of these crosses is still not evident, they are attributed to the Near East, specifically the Jerusalem area or the Indian Subcontinent, Gujarat. Condition: few missing inlays, few cracks, reverse with oldly filled cracks, top of base with apparently missing inlays...
This pendant and brooch consists of a beautiful carved amethyst head and a gilt silver frame with pearls, ruby, emerald etc. The pendant is in very good condition. Measurements: 8.2 x 5.6 cm. Weight: 47 grams. India.
Jack Nelis Asian Antiques
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A rarely seen image of Vaishnavi, the consort of Lord Vishnu and also one of the eight Matrikas. Excellent casting, nice wear and patina due to Puja worship. H. 14 cm (5,5 inch), W. 10 cm (4 inch). Provenance: private collection Belgium.
Detailed copper repousse plaque with Vairocana, Amitabha, Amoghasiddhi, Akshobya and Ratnasambhava, the five Dhyani Buddhas. Decorated with turquoise, crane birds and other symbols. In good condition. Tibet. measurements: 56 x 36 x 2 cm.
Sandstone head of a goddess, from the famous erotic temples of Khajuraho, India. Chandella period (950-1050). The head is 32 cm (13 inch) high. Head plus stand 45 cm (18 inch). Museum quality piece. Provenance: private collection Belgium.
Korean Art and Antiques
Fine Nepalese Mask of a Rare Type with Pigments. 10.5 inches, 26.75 cm. From the collection of Irwin Hersey, renowned author on Asian and primitive art, and publisher of the Primitive Art Newsletter in the 1970s. Irwin Hersey was an advisor to museums and prominent collectors, and vetted pieces for many of the international tribal art fairs and Asian art fairs.
Spoils of Time
A Southern Indian Brass Lota with chiseled and incised decoration of animated, turbaned figure in roundel repeated around the girth on a ground of saz vine with palmettes above a band of acanthus vine and birds. An inscription is stippled along the everted rim. Good condition - over cleaned, probably belying some greater age. The interior testifies as much with deep, even natural oxidation from use over time. Height: about 5 13/16 inches (14.76 cm)
Finely cast, with good wear and excellent patina. H. 13,5 cm (5.6 inch)
Depicting a Tirthankara surrounded by consorts, elephants and figures in seated posture. The shrine is inlaid with copper and silver. A very dine piece from Gujarat. H. 15 cm (6 inch). Provenance: private collection Belgium.
An Indian Kalamkari mat, probably from Coromandel coast, made of slightly padded and quilted chintz. The cotton ground is block-printed and painted with a central medallion surrounded by meandering exotic flowers and crenelation. Lined with printed cotton, indigo dyed fabric edging. Condition: clean, few very small old mends, little small age stains. Dimension: 121 cm x 83 cm.
The China Coast
Finely modeled figure dressed with sanghati, decorated in incised fashion, with hands in dhyana/meditation mudra, and seated on lotus throne. The face with urna is exceptionally well done. There is damage to the back of the curled headdress, some surface degradation and a number of tiny holes - none of which detract from the aesthetic appeal of this piece. From a private collection and acquired in Asia during the early 1960's. Measurements: H 16", W at widest point 10 1/2".
Very elegant and detailed statue of Vajrasattva. The Buddha sits on a double lotus throne and is decorated with blood coral and turquoise. In very good condition. Height: 25 cm., 20 cm. wide and 16 cm. deep.
Depicting a sitting Tirthankara and his attendants. H. 7 cm (2,8 inches) Provenance: private collection Belgium.
A Tibetan translation of the Diamond sutra. Written in gold ink in standing Tibetan writing (dbu-can). With two images on folio 1: Buddha Shakyamuni and the four-armed Bodhisattva of compassion, Shadaksarilokeshvara This sutra belongs to the Prajnaparamita literature and is one of the oldest Mahayana texts. It is a dialog between Buddha and his pupil Subhuti. The sutra consists of 50 folios with simple wood covers. In very good condition. Mongolia, 19th. century.
A complete illustrated Tibetan / Mongolian block print of the Rin-hbyun. This pantheon of the five hundred Gods of Narthang consists of three parts: The rin-byung (143 folios), the snar-thang (13 folios) and the vajravali (20 folios). The fourth Panchen Lama (1782-1853) gave a 'print benediction.' In good condition. Mongolia, 19th. century.
Depicting three Tirthankaras. Usually one large central Tirthankara is surrounded by very small images of other Tirthankaras. (for example on the small Jain shrines). A group of three Tirthankaras of the same size is extremely rare. This group dates from the 18th to 19th century and was made in Maharashtra. H. 21 cm. Condition: Expected age wear due to puja worship, original back plate. Exceptional piece. Provenance: Belgian private collection.
The Bodhisattva Collection
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From our Indian Subcontinent Collection, a good Kashmiri silver surahi (water flask), 19th century, of compressed globular base with elongated neck and attached stopper secured by linked silver chain, well-decorated with chased vegetal and floral designs typical for Kashmiri silversmithing of this period. Overall a very attractive example with elegant proportions and good presence.
Size and Condition: 9 1/2 inches tall, 5 1/2 inches in diameter at its widest point on base...