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Indian miniature painting. Hyderabad 19th century. Gouache on card. 22x15cm. Text on reverse.
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
Small Shiva lingam carved on black stone, with four deities heads in relief around the lingam. The object is eroded with age, and encrusted with remnants of ritual substances, but the decoration is still visible. Nepal, 15th century or earlier. Height: 6.5 cm. Length: 8 cm. Good condition.
This is woodblock is carved on both sides so that it was used to print 2 different pages of a Tibetan Sutra book. ...Age and use are obvious and there are a few nicks and bruises but no serious loss... A true ethnographic relic measures 14 inches x 3 inches x 7/8th inch...
Though the traditional practice of Tibetan "sky burial" is well known. But in some areas of Tibet the Buddhist practice of cremation is also used for some individuals, and The ashes are placed in a box made specifically for that purpose. This cremation box dates to the 18th century and has carved line decoration on the sides... It is made so that the top is keyed to the bottom and slides open from one end...
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A very rare Phurba ritual dagger of purple zitan wood with three heads of protectors on the top, a central vajra in the handle and the head of a garuda holding the triangular blade. Tibet, 15/16th century. L 28 cm. Condition: Good wear and only a few minor chips.
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
Architectural element, of triangular form, finely carved in relief to represent a celestial being, half chimera half human, carrying a banner and surrounded by clouds. Wood, age patina. Nepal, 18th century. Length: 36.5 cm. Nicely mounted on a custom stand. Good condition.
Impressive thangka painted by a Tibetan master painter. This masterpiece is in excellent condition. With beautiful brocade borders. Size 154 x 100 cm.
Carved cornelian double dorjé. The vishva-vajra belongs to the main ritual and tantric implements in Tibetan Buddhism. In very good condition. Size: 9,5 x 9,5 cm.
An impressive and powerful phurba. The phurba belongs to the main ritual and tantric implements in Tibetan Buddhism. In excellent condition. Length 36 cm.
The length of the Ankusha, a ritual object in Tibetan Buddhism, is 42 cm. The hook is 21 cm. wide. In good condition.
A fine pair of early 20th C. gadur (also written as gador) urns, one of cast brass and one of bronze, each inlaid with silver bands in elaborate geometric designs. Such containers were presented as gifts among wealthy Muslim Moro families on Mindanao Island in the southern Philippines. These vessels were a sign of wealth and a testament to the craftsmen that created them. An extremely labor intensive process is required to craft these vessels, but the result is spectacular...
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A rare Bon votive image of the meditation deity Kunzang Akor in gilt, coppery bronze. The deity sits in the lotus posture with his hands in the meditation gesture (mudra). On either side emanates lotus flowers on which sits a kalasha-vase and a swastika. On the deity’s chest is the seed-syllable ‘A’. Remains of cold-gilding to face. Central Tibet, 16th century. H 11.5 cm. Condition: Some degrading to gilding, otherwise fine. Not sealed.
Asian Ethnic Artifacts
This Tibetan shrine shaped gau (aka prayer box) is actually a religious shrine. When not being worn as an ornament during festivals, it would be kept in the prayer niche of the family home. The back of the box slides open. Frequently, a special prayer i.e. sutra pages would be placed inside. The small glass window at the front displays a Tsa tsa, which is a clay statue of a Buddhist Diety. These statues were made only by the monks and considered to be a holy relic...
CONTINUATION OF PAGE 1. PRICE OF $3500 IS FOR COMPLETE MANUSCRIPT
Complete Nepalese manuscript. Estimated to be late 18th century or earlier. 78 sides. 10 full page illustrations, one double page illustration. Text in red and black ink, charts and diagrams, traces of ritual use. 26.5 cm x 9.5 cm. Can be viewed in central London and shipped worldwide. SEE PAGE 2/2 FOR REST OF IMAGES
The Takyab are woollen rag to be attached to the head of horses or pack animals in the Himalayan region. The motifs of the Takyab are almost always Buddhist Auspicious Symbols and in this case, the Lotus Flower (Padma) vase. Lutus flowers are symbols of purity. These horse head “jewelries” not only are for decoration but they have also an auspicious quality for protecting the animals against evil spirits. H. 24 cm W. 25 cm. Tibet, early 20th cent. Condition: very good.
Authentic silver gau depicting the auspicious symbols and Buddha Shakyamuni. Blessed and closed. In very good condition. Size 10 x 4.5 cm. Tibet.
Four-armed sword wielding Virabhadra is a manifestation of Shiva. In this form, he decapitated the demigod Daksha who had insulted him, but in doing so, he interrupted the demigod's sacrifice by which all beings are created. Virabhadra later revived Daksha by replacing his head with that of a goat, thus ensuring the demigod survived and the continuance of creation...