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Burmese 18th/19th century marble Amida Buddha with his hands forming the gesture of "welcoming to paradise" which signifies Amida's descent from heaven to great the souls of devotees (Vitarka Mudra). Beautiful details to the face and robes. Size: H 25" x L 18" x D 10"
Southeast Asian : Pre 2000 item #769438 (stock #55-85)
The subject of this large horizontal oil painting by Kathmandu artist Shyam Lal Shrestha is a Nepali family gathered around their home distillery making rakshi, a strong, millet-based alcoholic drink. The work is signed by the painter and dated 1993. Shyam Shrestha was born in 1946 in the Kathmandu Valley, holds a diploma in fine arts, and since 1975 has had his work exhibited in numerous solo and group shows in Japan, India, Italy and the United States as well as in his own country...
Southeast Asian : Pre 1950 item #769148 (stock #12-02)
The mellow surging tone produced by this bronze pagoda gong rang out across the grounds of a Buddhist monastery in Burma to announce devotions or a donation to the temple. Called a "kyizi" (pronounced chi-z), the large heavy gong was suspended from a rope and struck on one upturned end with a small wood mallet so it swung in a circular motion, emitting a rich vibrating tone. (See a kyizi gong in "Burmese Crafts Past and Present" by Sylvia Fraser-Lu, Oxford University Press, 1994, p. 142)...
Southeast Asian : Pre 1970 item #768593 (stock #35-01)
The curved white tusk of a wild boar was fitted with three silver filigree bands to create this tribal necklace from one of Indonesia's out islands. This unusual mid to late 20th century piece carries the aura of the jungle but its island tribal origin is unknown to us. Numerous ornaments, including small statues, utensils and kris handles, fashioned from various types of horn and bone were believed within island tribal cultures to have magical properties...
Silk Road Gallery
This very unusual rotund 19th century Burmese Buddha is patterned after a statue said to be carved of the wood of the sacred Bodhi tree in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. See a photo and description of a similar Dakkhina Sakkha Buddha in the periodical "Arts of Asia" June 1981 issue in an article on Burmese Buddha figures by Burma art expert Sylvia Fraser-Lu...
Beautiful Thai Scroll Painting depicting 2 Angels with Flower Offering Trays, some wear due to age, but good condition overall and very decorative with proper lighting. Size H. 76" x 33"
Beautiful Thai Scroll Painting depicting Kinaree Angel, some wear due to age, but good condition overall and highly decorative with proper lighting. Size H. 70" x W. 32"
Silk Road Gallery
Hanoi painter Pham Luc was born in Hue, Vietnam, in 1943 and graduated from the Hanoi College of Fine Arts in 1977. His work is exhibited throughout Europe and Asia. We included his oils, watercolors and sketches in an exhibition at our former Westport, CT, gallery in 1995, and he since has appeared in other shows in the U.S...
Laos wooden Buddha sitting in Mara Vijaya (calling the earth to witness) posture on a base.
Age: Laos, 19th Century
with a stepped, moulded beak, eyes and tail.
Age: Cambodia, Bayon period, circa 12th-13th century
From the Pagan region in Burma where much of the country's fine lacquerware was produced, this late 19th/early 20th century hsun-ok is a graceful example of the classic Pagan spired offering bowl. Various types of offering vessels--some with spires, some with low, stacked bowls, some with ornately carved trays--all within a broad classification called "hsun-ok," were made in Burma and used to take offerings of food to monasteries...
Southeast Asian : Pre 1920 item #762583 (stock #10-53)
Three elephants carry this Shan Buddha seated in padmasana position with right hand in earth-touching mudra. The early 20th century figure is carved of teak wood sealed with lacquer and gilded. Thayo, a thickened lacquer, defines edging on the robe and adornments on the heads of the elephants. The Shan, a Southeast Asian minority people living primarily in Burma, produced a wide repertoire of Buddha figures in celebration of their devout Buddhist faith...
A silver bracelet from Java is formed by a sinuous coiling snake with over-sized eyes staring out at the curious world. Whimsy merges with realism as incised scales on the coil change into scrolling, a flower, then back to scales. The out-stretched head with its bug eyes appears to be searching for a friend rather than a victim. This bracelet can be worn several ways: on the wrist, pushed up toward the elbow or around the upper arm in Cleopatra fashion...
Two native bearers hold aloft a bronze gong creating a tableau that was likely made for a colonial official during Burma's long colonial period (1885-1941). This is a large piece--the figures nearly two feet tall, weighing 22 pounds each--suited for use in a large dining room or entry hall...
Southeast Asian : Pre 1910 item #758523 (stock #10-38)
Offerings of food were taken to a Buddhist monastery or temple in the five compartments of this cinnabar lacquer offering bowl. Called an "ok-kwet," meaning "wide bowl" in Burmese, it is one of several designs of "hsun-ok," the vessels used by families in Burma to transport and display their offerings. This ok-kwet was formed with thin tightly woven bamboo strips, then lacquered inside and out, beginning with natural black lacquer and finishing with lacquer to which cinnabar was added...
Abhaya Asian Antiques
Beautiful hand-woven hem from a womanâ€™s skirt from the Tai Moei ethnic group of Sam Neua Province, Laos. This piece is only about 30 years old but the colors in the silk threaded center field are absolutely gorgeous. This piece is still sewn together and in excellent condition. H: 43.cm/17in and W: 59cm/23in (x2).
Silk Road Gallery
The mountainous terrain of North Vietnam is a subject Hanoi artist Nguyen Van Hien has returned to often. This acrylic on paper scene, a distant line of minority people moving across a vast green landscape, is so meticulously done that a viewer is transported up the steep path into the misty mountain clearing. The work, done in 1996, is signed and dated. Dimensions: height 17" (43 cm), width 22" (56 cm).
Silk Road Gallery
A modest little folk Buddha with right hand in earth touching mudra sits on a red and black double lotus throne. Made of lacquered teak wood, the carving is from the Shan minority in Burma. The gilded Buddha has the downcast eyes, prominent brow, small chin and large finial generally seen on Shan figures...