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Jack Nelis Asian Antiques
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Wonderful and complete sculpture of Padmavati, a Hindu goddess who is worshipped as an aspect of the goddess Lakshmi, but who also plays an important role in Jainisme as the protecting goddess of the 23rd Tirthankara. (note the Tirthankara figure on her forehead. H. 22 cm (9 inches). Condition: excellent, nice wear due to intensive worshipping (Puja). Original back plate. Provenance: private collection Belgium.
Spoils of Time
Very finely and richly carved wood letter or book holder. If used with books they must be small ones - practically pocket sized books. The hinged ends fold in flat to the rack's or shelf's surface. The rack (or shelf) expandable by fitted slide - the center portion, fixed to one end, slotted into side portions fixed to the other end. Surfaces of both the rack (or shelf) and its ends richly and finely carved with rabbits, deer, peafowl and butterflies among a lush ground of flowering peonies...
Very handsome GANDHARA stucco head sculpture of a young man, quite possibly of Alexander the Great. Stucco, good condition overall, some minor chips and part of back side missing as seen in photographs. Size: H. 1.5" (4 cm.). Rare. Here again, the idealized style is reminiscent of Greek Hellenistic sculpture which strongly influenced the Buddhist imagery of Central Asia and in particular of Gandharan artists.
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A punch dagger with tapering double edged steel blade, each face decorated with a four-armed deity. Straight handle with double-grip, decorated on the side with flowers. Sheath made of wood with velvet lining. Condition: tip slightly chipped, sheath with losses. Some flash rust. Dimension: 44.6 cm long, 7.4 cm wide.
A Large Naga Headmanâ€™s Ceremonial Headdress from the Tangkhul or Yimchunger Districts,Nagaland Autonomous Region, North Eastern India Used by one of the 28 ethnic groups known as Naga. Ceremonial items such as this are most often ancestralto family or clan and handed down to succeding family or clan members. Made of Great Hornbill Beak/ Claws/ Feathers, Bear Fur, Cowry Shells, Boar Tusks, Clouded Leopard Fur, Died Horse Hair and Barking Deer Horns. There is some minor wear at the bottom...
A very beautiful and delicate turquoise Tara on a gilt silver lotus throne. This altar piece consists of two parts and is decorated with ruby, emerald, turquoise, blood coral, lapis lazuli, dorjes, Buddhist emblems and lions. Height 8.4 cm. and 6 cm wide. 3.7 cm. deep. In excellent condition.
Abhaya Asian Antiques
Fine and rare Naga basket with ceremonial tail; these were used for carrying sharpened â€śpanjiâ€ť sticks, which were stuck in the ground to impede an enemyâ€™s progress. Perfect condition made from all naturally produced handmade materials. The basket is woven from bamboo strips, the fringe of the tail is made of hair from a horseâ€™s mane, and the carrying belt is composed of a plant fiber rope and possibly pandanus/palm fiber...
Antique Tibetan gilt iron fittings with open-work decoration. Three buckles and four hooks in the shape of a vajra. Condition: some rust. Dimension: approx. 11.2 cm and 8.8 cm long, weight: 260 g.
An antique Tibetan buckle made of chiseled iron and damascened in gold, originating from a bridle or a belt. The fitting with hook is beautifully decorated with a lotus among scrollwork and a wave pattern (chu ris). Condition: little rust, few traces of usage. Dimension: 10 cm and 5 cm long, 76 g.
This rare cloisonne table prayer wheel was made in China during the Chia-ch'ing period (1796 - 1820). It was made for the Norbulingka temple palace. The prayer wheel rotates by spinning the rod. In good condition. Nicely decorated with auspicious symbols and a double dorje on the base. Height 12 cm. Diameter 8.5 cm.
This heavy (2188 grams) bronze phurba stand was made during the Chia-ch'Ăng period (1796 - 1820) and is from the Norbulingka temple palace. The three sides of the stand are decorated with skulls and dorjes. Height 7.5 cm., length 12.5 cm. In good condition. Without the phurba.
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A powder flask in nautilus shell form originating most from India. The surface decorated with fabric forming geometric and solar motifs. The top with turned horn or ivory spout and one side with two iron suspension loops. Condition: spout chipped, missing plug, surface with lost fabric. Dimension: approx. 13 cm x 13 cm, weight: 258 g.
A globular shaped Indian waterpipe base made of zinc alloy, the body decorated with vegetal motifs, inlaid in silver and brass. Condition: inlay losses, bottom with old repair. Dimension: 16.8 cm high, weight: 1160 g.
Jack Nelis Asian Antiques
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Very rare and early piece, nicely cast, finely engraved and with a good patina. The Krishna figure has two silver bracelets on each arm. H. 24 cm. Condition: left index finger restored. Provenance: Belgian private collection. I will get more pieces from this collection in the future. Please e-mail me for more info.
Depicting the Jain goddess Ambika. H. 24 cm (excl. stand), W. 18 cm. Very rare and early piece. Condition: see pictures. Comes with a museum quality metal stand. Provenance: private collection Belgium. More pieces will be coming from this collection, mainly in bronze and some in stone. Email me for more info.
A fine and large ritual dagger (phurba) in carved wood with remaining traces of colors. The tip of the handle with a vajra-top. Used in Tantric Buddhist rituals for exorcism. Tibet, 19th cent. L 35 cm. Condition: Very good. Signs of wear.
Large and elegant bronze figure of White Tara (also Sita Tara or Drolma Karpo). She sits on a double lotus with four beaded borders. She is decorated with different and detailed kinds of jewelry. In beautiful condition (the bottom plate is of later date). Height 62 cm. Sino-Tibetan, early Qing.
GALERIE GELUK Asian and Buddhist Art
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This rare and special statue of Avalokiteshvara or Guanyin with mandorla is very elegant and detailed. The quality of the bronze is excellent. Height 37 cm. Qing dynasty. Sino-Tibetan.