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A very fine and rare tsa-tsa of hard-backed clay depicting the seated Dhyani-buddha Akshobya, crowned and ornate. The clay from which it is made has been mixed w. herbs and other medicinal substances.The piece is hollow and still has its original sealing. Tibet, probably 16th century or earlier, in any case of considerable age. H 8.4 cm. Condition: Small chip on backside and minor wear otherwise quite good.
A pierced fragment of an antique Tibetan or Nepalese torana, worked in copper repousse with remains of gilding and colors. Showing a caparisoned elephant with a snow lion on his back, lifting a deity riding on the mythical beast "sharabha". Condition: wear to gilding, slightly warped. Dimension: 36.5 cm high x 15 cm widw x 2.5 cm deep.
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
Statue of a standing guardian lion, cast in the typical style of Newar statuary. Bronze, dark green patina with reddish areas. Nepal, 18th century. Height: 8 cm. Length: 8 cm. Old accident on the tail, otherwise very good condition.
Antique Nepali Sarangi Musical String Instrument with script and sublimely rendered human and animal figures and representations of modes of transportation, from the published and renowned collection of Sam Hilu, a prominent author and adviser on traditional Asian art, 27 x 8.75 inches, 68.5 x 22 cm.
Antique Nepali Sarangi Musical String Instrument with sublimely rendered animal and human figures, from the published and renowned collection of Sam Hilu, a prominent author and adviser on traditional Asian art, 29.75 x 7.75 inches, 75.5 x 20 cm.
Antique Nepali Sarangi Musical String Instrument with human, cobra, and other sublimely rendered animal figures, from the published and renowned collection of Sam Hilu, a prominent author and adviser on traditional Asian art, 26.5 x 5.5 inches, 67.5 x 14 cm.
Antique Nepali Sarangi Musical String Instrument with sublimely rendered tiger and human figures, from the published and renowned collection of Sam Hilu, a prominent author and adviser on traditional Asian art, 27 x 7.5 inches, 68.5 x 19 cm.
A very rare yab-yum image in tsa-tsa style of Red Jambala in union with his consort, the God of Wealth, manifestation of Vajrasattva, is embracing the consort Vasudhara. Remains of red, orange, brown, green and white colors and lacquer on clay. The god of wealth wears a turban-like crown on his head, and both figures a fully dressed. The jewels that have fallen from the mouth of the mongoose held by the god, lie in a pile on the base. Exquisite details. Fully sealed...
An ancient Tibetan bronze amulet or thogchak in the from of Garuda or in Tibetan, Khyung.The bird is another form of deity who remove disease and injury caused by desire,hatred and ignorance.Worn or carried by Tibetans for spiritual protection and health. Tibet 12th C or earlier 3 inches H 7.6 cm H
An ancient Tibetan bronze amulet or thogchak of Vajrapani.Worn or carried by Tibetans for spiritual protection and health.Thogchaks were found in Tibet but many made their way into Tibet along the Silk Road from China,Central Asia (Khara-Khoto),Mongolia and the Buddhist pilgrim's road of Pala,India. Tibet 12th C or earlier 2 5/8 inches H 6.7 cm H
Antique Tibetan broach with figures of the Lord Vishnu astride the anthropomorphic form of Garuda, his vehicle mount (vahana). Made of metal filagree and inlaid with coral, shell, turquoise, and red and blue carved glass.
Age: Early 20th century
Dimensions: 2 1/8" high x 2 1/8" wide
Finely cast statue of Bodhidsattva Vajradhara, of typical Newari style, wearing diadem, necklace and dhoti, sitting on a double lotus throne,hands crossed on his breast, his left hand holding the bell, his right hand holding the vajra. Gilt bronze. Nepal, late Malla period, 16th century. Height: 7.2 cm. Gilding partly missing on some areas, otherwise very good condition.
Finely cast statue of Green Tara, of typical Newari style, wearing diadem and dhoti, sitting on a double lotus throne, a lotus flower on each shoulder, her left hand in "vitarka mudra", her right hand in "varada mudra", her right foot resting on a lotus flower protruding from the throne. Gilt bronze. Nepal, late Malla period, 16th century. Height: 8.3 cm. Gilding partly missing on some areas, otherwise very good condition.
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
Fine statue of Buddha, in monk's robes, standing on a circular base with a tenon beneath, his left hand holding the robe, his right arm alongside his leg. Bronze, with remnants of the original gilding. Nepal, 15th to 16th century, maybe earlier. Height: 8.3 cm. The statue is mounted on a plexi stand. Very good condition. NOTE: collected in situ in 1974.
A very attractive votive image of Akshobya Buddha in fire gilt bronze. He is seated on a fairly high, lotus throne. The hem of his robes are accentuated with raised lines made as strings of pearls with the lower parts decorated w. incised patterns. The robe covering the left arm is open underneath and the rim of the seat has large pearls in accordance with 15th century stylistic features for Central Tibetan bronze images of Buddha...
Antique Tibetan gilt bronze figure of a standing bodhisattva. He stands squarely on a lotus throne with both hands raised in abhayamudra, the gesture of reassurance as if to say "have no fear". Great care has been paid to the many flowing folds of his robes and his tall crown is embellished with ornate details. The calmness of his facial expression conveys serenity and compassion.
Age: 19th century
Dimensions: 12 1/2" high x 6" wide
A very finely cast 4 headed Bodhisattva holding a vajra that appears to emerge from a lotus he is holding.Possibly gilt.Deep resinous brown/black patina from the smoke of butter lamps.Consecration held in place by a terracotta base. Tibet 14th C 4 inches H 10.2 cm
A very finely cast bronze figure of Vajradhara holding a vajra in his right hand,a ghanta in his left hand and with a vajra crown.Extensive remains of gilding.See face.Small,old damage in right arm.Consecration intact.Inlaid with semi precious stones.Deep brown/black resinous patina from the smoke of butter lamps. Tibet 14th C. 6 1/2 inches H. 16.5 cm