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Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #779559 (stock #004d)
Japanese Art Site
SOLD
19th Century Nepalese Shaman Sculpture with traces of yellow and red pigment and an incredible, dense, dark patina. So thick and dark is the amazing patina that the necklace that covers the chest and back, and the carvings on the skirt, are barely visible. The hole on the bottom indicates that this was likely the handle of a dagger or staff. The old customs seal is also on the bottom. 8 inches, 20 cm. Very Good Condition.
Indian Subcontinent : India : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #779539 (stock #003y)
Japanese Art Site
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19th Century Indian Antique Bronze Fluting Krishna Sculpture. Excellent Condition. 4.5 inches (11.5 cm). From the collection of a prominent author on and collector of Asian art.
Indian Subcontinent : India : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #779538 (stock #003x)
Japanese Art Site
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19th Century Indian Antique Bronze Fluting Krishna Sculpture. 4.5 inches (11.5 cm). Excellent Condition. From the collection of a prominent author on and collector of Asian art.
Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Carvings : Pre 2000 item #778916 (stock #14-67)
Silk Road Gallery
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A carved teak jewelry box with secret compartments and deep carving on richly grained teakwood has the medieval aura of Bhaktapur, Nepal's old city of lavishly carved courtyards in the shadows of the Himalayas. The construction of the box is intriguing, with its 14 compartments, four of them hidden behind a sliding panel that is cleverly integrated with the carving pattern to disguise the entry to secret trays...
Indian Subcontinent : India : Metalwork : Pre 1940 item #771251 (stock #61-24)
Silk Road Gallery
$350.00
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...
Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1900 item #766765 (stock #61-26)
Silk Road Gallery
$900.00
This handsome 19th century sterling silver cuff bracelet with a symbolic Hindu design from Rajasthan is both a collector's item and an unusual piece of wearable jewelry. The sterling weight is 240 grams. Hindu imagery is repeated in five linear segments arranged around the cuff. Leading the iconic parade is the Hindu Goddess Kali, seen as the head of the sacred cow. Next is an antelope, symbol of nature and king of the animals, followed by a lion, emblem of strength and protection...
Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Ritual Objects : Pre 1910 item #761306 (stock #T124)
Asian Ethnic Artifacts
Hanging from the belt on a leather strap, the stylized milking hook was the essential item of ornamentation for any Tibetan woman properly dressed for a festival. Surrounding the hook surface is a heavy etched silver band. The bronze/brass hook has is etched with markings and is inset with 5 large beads, set in silver bezels. The original leather strap shows lots of wear.

These ceremonial hooks have become hard to obtain...

Indian Subcontinent : Pre 1940 item #759319 (stock #61-25)
Silk Road Gallery
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This beautifully made sterling silver bracelet is exceptionally comfortable to wear even though it weighs 64 grams. The six braided chains are supple and move well on the wrist. Five shining flower disks are affixed to the chains and add subdued sparkle as the chains flex. A secure prong clasp is set in a handsome tube. The bracelet is 92.5 percent sterling silver and is stamped as such on the inside of the clasp...
Indian Subcontinent : Pre 1910 item #756596 (stock #43-62)
Silk Road Gallery
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A fascinating utility object from Nepal, this long, curved slicer is anchored into the jaw of an incised bronze mountain cat. The strong, sinuous silhouette of this unusual late 19th/early 20th century tool places it in the realm of folk art. Its previous owner, a Nepali, told us it was used as a fruit and vegetable slicer--the animal placed on a flat surface, held steady with a palm across its back, and the fruit sliced across the sharp inside edge of the blade...
Indian Subcontinent : Pre 1920 item #754025 (stock #63-45)
Silk Road Gallery
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A lion-like creature revered both as a Buddhist guardian and as the symbol for success in new endeavors, this bronze Burmese chinthei is an especially imaginative version of the leogryph seen throughout Southeast Asia and India. In Burma, entrances to most Buddhist pagodas and temples are protected by pairs of chinthei, and the mythical creatures adorn ceremonial lacquer pieces, bells, banners and plaques...
Indian Subcontinent : India : Handicrafts : Pre 1800 item #731245 (stock #3801)
Hawkes, Asian Art
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AN ENGRAVED BRASS CEREMONIAL POLE ARM.

The curved blade and hilt are cast in one piece and must have had some kind of ceremonial use. Probably Mughal Indian or Indo Persian in origin and exhibiting decent age, I would think 18th century or earlier.

11.3/4 inches (29.8 cm) long...

Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1980 item #719796 (stock #55-98)
Silk Road Gallery
$90.00
Lapis and carnelian stones in an ornate setting mounted on a band of light, feathery etching is somehow evocative of Nepal where this bracelet originated. The bracelet is sized relatively large and, while it can be adjusted, may fit and look best when worn over a heavy sweater or jacket cuff. From the late 20th century, the piece is in excellent condition. We do not know the silver content but suspect it is relatively low as is typical for jewelry from Nepal...
Indian Subcontinent : Pre 1920 item #717962 (stock #63-37)
Silk Road Gallery
SOLD
This lacquered wood sculpture of Manok-thi-ha, a double-bodied, human-headed lion, sat as a protector in a Shan Buddhist temple or monastery. The fantastic manok-thi-ha, a creature from Buddhist mythology, is said to roam Mount Meru (center of the Buddhist universe said to be in the Himalaya) along with other guardians of the Buddhist/Hindu cosmos such as garuda, kinnara and pyin-sa-yu-pa...
Indian Subcontinent : Pre 1940 item #708990 (stock #61-22)
Silk Road Gallery
$250.00
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 : Paintings : Contemporary item #705474 (stock #61-35)
Silk Road Gallery
$325.00
A Rajasthani botanical miniature on handmade paper by Bikaner artist Raju Swami is green and gold with deep gold flowers shading to orange/red. An exotic white butterfly hovers over the meticulously veined flowers. Bikaner, a remote walled desert town in western India, has a miniaturist tradition in both Mughal and Rajasthani styles. This artist, who grinds his own mineral colors and makes his own brushes that sometimes consist of only a few squirrel hairs, produces particularly fine botanicals....
Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Textiles : Pre 1980 item #705064 (stock #10-63)
Silk Road Gallery
$200.00
This wool weaving from Nepal represents a phoenix, wings spread soaring toward the sun. Its craggy surface and muted colors evoke the majestic, mysterious Himalayas. The design, at once ethnic and retro, recalls the late 1960s/early 1970s time period when it was made. The piece is in very good condition. Dimensions: height 30" (76 cm), width 40" (102 cm).
Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1940 item #704729 (stock #61-23)
Silk Road Gallery
$350.00
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. This bracelet is from Jaisalmer, a remote western Indian city on the ed...
Indian Subcontinent : India : Paintings : Contemporary item #684988 (stock #61-34)
Silk Road Gallery
$120.00
A miniature painted and signed by Bikaner artist Raju Swami contemplates a man spinning thread. Done in soft blues, greens and browns, the study is in Bikaner style, and is soft and quiet. The man crouches on the ground, stares pensively at the cotton in his hand, and appears to be thinking thoughts thousands of miles removed from his task. The miniature, signed lower right, is in perfect condition. Dimensions overall: height 7" (18 cm), width 5" (12 cm). Dimensions of image: height 6-1/4" (16 c...
 
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