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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
Price on Request
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...
Beautifully sculpted Ganesh figure from West India, surrounded by a stylized aura ring, topped by a divine protective head and a stylized/engraved lotus flower base. Figure shows prolonged Puja (worship to the object) and a naturally formed fine patina. Very good condition. No restorations or repairs. Size: H. 6.5" (16 cm.). Rare item!
Exceptionally fine and well cast 16/17th Century bronze dancing figure of KRISHNA from Southern India with many details, a wonderful natural patina and clear evidence of prolonged Puja (worship of object). No restorations or repairs. Excellent condition. Size: H. 4.5" (11.6 cm). Very sought after and rare collector's item! Provenance: Private European Collection.
Exceptionally fine and well cast bronze 18th Century Ganesha sculpture from Southern India with many details and a wonderful natural patina, clearly showing Puja (long term worship of object). Very good condition with one tine of trident missing from long ago (not recent loss). Superb specimen and rare because of it's size, i.e. H. 4.5" (11.6 cm.). Provenance: European Private Collection.
Very fine and rare KUSHAN terracotta votive tablet, 2-4th Century AD., depicting a serene seated Buddha with well defined features, crescent shaped hair topped by a raised ushnisha and a clear urna between the eyebrows. The head is surrounded by an aura/halo and his left hand is touching/reaching for a small vessel. The Buddha is clad in beautiful flowing robes. Hellenistic-Greek influenced modeling. Very good condition, no restorations or repairs. Size: 6.5 cm x 4.5 cm. Very rare item!
Very handsome and attractive small head of Buddha, GANDHARA, 2-3rd Century, Grey Schist. The youthful face is well defined with handsome features following a classical Hellenistic-Greek style. The crescent shaped hair is toped by a raised ushnisha and a small urna is between the delicately arched eyebrows. The ear has a large pierced lobe. The nose and earlobe are slightly chipped, but inconsequential when considering the overall beauty of the exceptional face...
Very fine sculpture, depicting Durga, the mother goddess, with eight arms holding weapons, riding on a tiger (visible on the left). H. 10 cm (4inches). Good wear an patina. Provenance: private collection Belgium.
Wonderful sculpture of South Indian origin, depicting the god Rama, inlaid with gold and a ruby or similar stone. Excellent wear and patina. H. 11 cm (4,5 inches).
Jack Nelis Asian Antiques
SOLD TO THE USA
Depicting one of the 24 Tirthankaras with his attendants. His eyes inlaid with silver or electron. Lots of wear due to extensive worshipping. Judging by the beautiful dark brown and green patina, this is an excavated piece. H. 13,5 cm (5,5 inches). Provenance: private collection The Netherlands.