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Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1475672
Zentner Collection
Antique Tibetan gilt bronze figure of the Bodhisattava, Avalokiteshvara. The Luminous Lord of Infinite Compassion sits in padmasana position with his hands held in front of his chest in the complex dharmachakra mudra. Also called the teaching mudra and "spinning the wheel of the Law", dharmachakra relates the Buddha's teaching in the forest of Sarnath. Avalokiteshvara wears a 5 pointed crown and other princely jewels but also has the long locks of an ascetic...
Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Ritual Objects : Pre 1950 item #1475658 (stock #1-1341)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
Citipati mask, made of embossed copper. Fine age patina. Tibet, early 20th century. Height: 20.2 cm. Very good condition.
Indian Subcontinent : India : Hardstones : Pre 1900 item #1475398
Zentner Collection
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Antique Indian jeweled tassel. Suspend from a Chinese hardwood display stand, this Indian tassel is woven with gold, threaded with pearls and ends with a umbrella form over a tiny bell - all set with pearls, emeralds, rubies and diamonds in 18k gold.

Age: Mughal Empire (1526-1857) circa 18th/19th century

Dimensions: Tassel size: 4 1/4" high x 1 1/4" wide. Size including display stand: 7 3/4" high x 4 3/8" wide x 3" deep
Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Ritual Objects : Pre 1920 item #1475366 (stock #7312)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
Unusual set of 18 antique bells strung together on a chain, used by Tamang Shaman’s who go into a trancelike state to communicate with spirits. The Tamang are related to the Tibetans and inhabit the Nepal, Bhutan and India. Most of the older bells seem to be made of a tin/iron alloy while there are a few bronze and brass bells on it. When you rattle it, sounds like a herd of yaks coming down the mountain. There is cigarette lighter for scale, total length of the chain 96cm/37.5in.
Indian Subcontinent : India : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1475361
Zentner Collection
Antique Indian miniature panting of a harem scene. Wealthy residences had a protected area where all the women of the house lived. This scene takes place in the antahpur (inner courtyard) of such an area. A wealthy prince is entertained by three beauties. Around them is a lush garden with a fountain and a marble pavilion. Richly painted in gouache, ink and gold on paper...
Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #1475284 (stock #03152023A)
Oldbailey Antiques
A large powerful and deep repousse Tibetan piece with features raised almost 5/8", measuring 4-1/4" in height by X 3-3/4" in width. In excellent condition with complete original gilding intact. Minor loss to the flaming aureole. Excellent detail. A substantial early depiction of a great subject.
Indian Subcontinent : India : Handicrafts : Pre 1920 item #1475249 (stock #7308)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
An excellent complete Afghan Baluchi saddle bag pair. All wool, natural dyes, handwoven , and lovely pile with subtle abrash. The flat weave back is just as beautiful as the front. Circa first half 20th century. Recently acquired from an estate, this has been packed for the last 25 years. L:123cm/48in and W: 66cm/25in.
Indian Subcontinent : India : Textiles : Pre 1980 item #1475099 (stock #7305)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
Formal Indian Sari (just like the ones you see in Bollywood movies), worn for weddings or important religious occasions. This has never been worn. I acquired it from an estate where it has been sitting in a trunk for the past 20 years, and the inside humdity, which caused the brown dye to bleed into the embroidered border somewhat. Please examine images. This L: 5m x 1.4m and is handloomed silk. It was woven in Banaras in the two toned Tanchoi style and silver thread “jari” embroidery...
Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1837 VR item #1475031 (stock #03072023D)
Oldbailey Antiques
This is a fragment from a Tibetan gilt copper mandorla, one of the side pieces that would have surrounded the central statue/figure. It measures 9-1/2" in height and is 3" at its widest point. The design, as the photos will show, is in four registers, with the Buddha uppermost. The workmanship is of excellent quality as, hopefully, the photos will confirm. There is a tiny split in the left edge so that the top panel could become detached if the piece were handled roughly...
Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Sculpture : Pre 1837 VR item #1474943 (stock #1-1340)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
Statue of Green Tara, wearing diadem, jewels and dhoti, sitting on a lotus throne, her right foot resting on a lotus, her hands in dharmacakra mudra. Bronze, fine age patina. Nepal, early 19th century. Height: 17.3 cm. Some abrasion due to age, otherwise very good condition.
Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Ritual Objects : Pre 1920 item #1474247 (stock #T210)
Asian Ethnic Artifacts
This antique sutra book is from Tibet... more pages than I want to count, original paper, writings and covers... size 6 inches x 2 x 1.5
Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Ritual Objects : Pre 1900 item #1474244 (stock #T)
Asian Ethnic Artifacts
This old Sutra book is out of Tibet... original cover, strap, and pages, more pages than I want to count. size 6 inches x 2 inches 1.5 inches
Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #1474175 (stock #1797)
Dragon's Pearl
A fine portrait-image of Tsongkapa (1357–1419), the founder of the Gelugpa School of Tibetan Buddhism. Brownish bronze alloy with a high content of copper. Tibet, 17th century. H 14 cm. Fully sealed with original closing. Condition: Some rubbing to gold, and sword on the right shoulder missing.
Indian Subcontinent : India : Carvings : Pre 1800 item #1473953
Zentner Collection
A pair of antique Rajasthan architectural fragments of warriors on horseback against foot soldiers. Hardwood mounted to a removable stand. Some loss to the carvings.

Age: 18th C

Approximate Dimensions Each: 9" Wide by 17" High by 4 1/2" Deep
Indian Subcontinent : India : Metalwork : Pre 1837 VR item #1473798 (stock #8230)
An Indian Bronze Figure of Vishu. The four armed figure standing on a raised base of traditional form. Holding in two raised arms a chakra and a conch shell. South India 18/19thC. Height; 3 3/4" (9.5 cm). Condition; normal wear and a good patina
Indian Subcontinent : India : Metalwork : Pre 1700 item #1473360 (stock #02032023A)
Oldbailey Antiques
This is a very finely cast Tibetan bronze fragment dating to the 17th century or possibly earlier. It depicts a wrathful deity, possibly Vajrabhairava, complete with finely modeled skull crown/tiara to the wrathful head. Please have a look at the photos and feel free to ask any questions. the piece measures 2.5" in height (6.25cm), not including the custom base. Exceptionally well cast with very fine detail. Not easy to find these days
Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Sculpture : Pre 1940 item #1473325 (stock #S3-NE)
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Nepalese house protective figure, beautifuly eroded by the elements and time.
Probably Jajarkot region. H : 39 cms. Cf pic.6 (JP Girolami) : Jumla region, chetri house
Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1920 item #1473323 (stock #1793)
Dragon's Pearl
A collection of 10 Buddhist and Bon ritual cards tsakli) painted with colors on paper from different sets, of which the most interesting and rare depicts a Wrathful Protector, 3 Vinaya cards and a Yogi belonging to the Bonpo school, and 5 Buddhist tsakli with ritual objects. Most of the cards have long inscription on the back side. Tibet, 19th and 20th cent. Condition: Of mixed quality, 3 in good condition, the rest quite worn.
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