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Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Ritual Objects : Pre 1920 item #1368993 (stock #MS174)
Ancient East
DESCRIPTION: An antique hand-painted ceremonial drum with vivid motifs of large flowers with curling green tendrils against a red ground. Both ends of the drum are covered in animal hide and secured with round-headed metal studs. This highly decorative drum makes a perfect little end table, or adds a touch of exotic to any décor. Very good condition with minor rubbing in spots. DIMENSIONS: 16 5/8” high (42.2 cm) x 15 5/8” diameter (39.6 cm).
Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Sculpture : Pre 1837 VR item #1368022 (stock #1-1056)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
Small statue of Buddha depicting an important stage of his life when, still as Siddhartha, he sat meditating for a long time almost without eating and became emaciated and close to death, before realizing that the way to seek the Truth was not to torture oneself. Siddhartha, with an aureola at the back of his head, sits on a semi-circular throne with a vajra in relief on its front. Gilt copper, with a fine patina. Tibet or China, 19th century, maybe earlier. Height: 8.5 cm...
Indian Subcontinent : India : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1367637 (stock #729)
EDMUND GRUNDNER Asiatica - Ethnographica
For some time now, in art-historical expert circles, a painting causes concern. Discovered a good ten years ago in Schwarzach im Pongau ( Province of Salzburg ) it shows a boy at the age of about six years. In spite of partly contrary opinion, everything indicates at the moment that the portrayed child represents Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. This would, as far as is known, be the earliest image of the composer. The Mozart town Salzburg however, is not only happy about it...
Indian Subcontinent : India : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1367042
Zentner Collection
Originally, this graceful sculpture may have stood at the doorway of a palace or temple as a warning to all malicious spirits not to enter. The tradition of lions guarding doors and gates is ancient and common to a great variety of cultures, including the Egyptians, Assyrians, Romans, and Chinese. There is a strong Chinese influence in this piece, suggesting open relations between the two cultures.

18th Century - Rajputana, India

Dimensions: 16 1/2" x 5 7/8" x 11 5/8"
Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Ritual Objects : Pre 1837 VR item #1365549 (stock #1-1049)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
Long offering vessel in the shape of a "yoni" (stylised female sex) with a centrally placed pointed "lingam" (stylised male sex). Hammered copper, with a fine reddish-green patina. India, early 19th century. Length: 26 cm. Very good condition. A rather rare object. NOTE: The Yoni is the symbol of the Hindu Goddess Shakti, while the male counterpart is the Hindu God Shiva's Lingam Their union represents the eternal process of creation and regeneration...
Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1363980 (stock #1-1043)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
Very small and finely cast statue, with great details, of Adubuddha Vajrasattva, his eyes closed in meditation, wearing diadem, jewelry and dhoti, sitting cross-legged on a lotus throne, his right hand holding the vajra and his left the ghanta. Bronze, with fine dark green patina. Tibet, 19th century. Height: 4.6 cm. Very good condition.
Indian Subcontinent : India : Carvings : Pre 1920 item #1363499
Zentner Collection
Antique Indian hardwood figure carving. Mounted on a custom high-quality iron stand for display. The female figure is in a dancing pose, with elaborate headdress and garb. Mounted on a High grade custom iron stand.

18th Century

Dimensions w/ stand: 18" high x 6 3/4" wide x 4 1/2" deep

Dimensions w/o stand: 16 3/4" high x 5 1/2" wide x 2 3/4" deep
Indian Subcontinent : India : Sculpture : Pre 1950 item #1362826
Zentner Collection
Large Indian bronze sculpture of Shiva Nataraja, Lord of the Dance. This form of Shiva demonstrates his most dynamic aspect: that of Shiva the Creator, Shiva the Preserver,and Shiva the Destroyer all combined in a dance which makes up the cycle of time. Each of Shiva's four hands show important clues as to his distinct importance: one hand holds the drum which makes the first sound of creation and one the flame of universal destruction...
Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Ritual Objects : Pre 1900 item #1362265 (stock #WN050)
Galerie Hafner
A carved and painted Tibetan wood brush used by Buddhist monks for the destruction ceremony of sand painted Mandalas. Made from carved and painted hardwood with animal hair and a copper loop. Condition: few traces of usage, good patina, small chip. Dimension: total length: 20.8 cm, 11.7 cm wide, 3 cm deep.
Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Ritual Objects : Pre 1900 item #1362089 (stock #WN048)
Galerie Hafner
shipping included
Two Tibetan stem platters for ritual offerings, made from hardwood with metal sheet. The center decorated with a wheel, one of the eight Buddhist Symbols. Torma are cone shaped ritual food offerings sculpted in a variety of shapes and sizes, mostly made of flour and butter. Condition: traces of usage, one piece with an old repair (was broken in two). Dimension: diameter: c. 19 cm, height: 6 cm and 7.3 cm, weight: 1200 g.
Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1361828 (stock #1-1035)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
Finely cast small statue of Green Tara, wearing diadem jewelry and dhoti, sitting in regal repose on a double lotus throne, her left hand holding a lotus flower. Tibet, 19the century. Height: 4 cm. Slight erosion on the gliding, otherwise very good condition.
Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #1360943 (stock #1-1029)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
Museum quality and very rare group of three statues representing Indra and his consorts. Indra is sitting in "vajrasana" on a lotus throne, his left hand resting on his knee , his right hand in "vitarka mudra". Indra has his forehead showing the third eye horizontally, and is wearing an elaborate crown, jewels and a "dhoti". A lotus is attached to each shoulder...
Indian Subcontinent : India : Handicrafts : Pre 1900 item #1360519
Coins and Antiques Gallery
Thin, double-edged blade engraved with patters similar to foliage, base with one blade per each side, sharpened and with the same decoration. Bone grip and scabbard (parts missing) engraved with figures, animals and floral motifs, metallic mounts decorated with animals and floral motifs. Band with suspension ring similar to those of kindjal. Persia, circa 1900 length 59.5 cm.
Indian Subcontinent : India : Metalwork : Pre 1800 item #1360514
Coins and Antiques Gallery
The grip carved of elephant, bolsters lacking. The single-edged blade with gilt panels, signed AMAL ABDALLAH (Work of Abdallah) with upswept tip and showing evidence of wootz damascus steel. The velvet-covered wooden scabbard with finely nielloed silver locket and chape. Latter 18th century. Overall length 25.4 cm. Condition III
Indian Subcontinent : India : Metalwork : Pre 1837 VR item #1360513
Coins and Antiques Gallery
(lot of 2) Persian Shamshir sword, early 19th century, the hilt with wooden grips (likely replaced) with engraved cross bar guard and strap, surmounting the curved Damascene blade, having two gold inlaid Koftgari cartouches inscribed, 'Amal-e Assadollah' (The work of Assadollah), which may be an honorific rather than an actual maker's mark, this inscription honors one of the great sword makers of the Safavid period and may have been given to master Persian sword smiths, the sword also appears to...
Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Paintings : Pre 2000 item #1360448
Large Sri Cakra Yantra Banner, showing interaction of male and female qualities. Hand Painted on cotton. 119 x119 cm. thought to be Indian or Himalayan. Trace of painting on reverse. Undated. Can be viewed in central London an shipped folded worldwide.
Indian Subcontinent : India : Carvings : Pre 1970 item #1359830 (stock #04164)
$105.00 including US Priority mail insured.
The size of Covered Box: 2 15/16" Dia x 5" High Box alone, 6 3/4" High with wooden stand. Stand 4 1/8" Square. The covered box is made with Soap Stone carved around the box with Elephant design. 1/8" depth carved. Two little elephant on top as knob. they are also carved from soap stone. The condition of Box and cover excellent condition. Very little wear. The stand has one little cut error on one corner. It is made in India. The age of item from 1960-1970's.
Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Ritual Objects : Pre 1900 item #1359582 (stock #2888/536)
Nirvana Oriental Antiques
A Tibetan silver and mother of pearl conch formed as a central Buddhistic portrait. It is unusual in its style and is a beautifully embossed and attractive item. Age: 19 C. size: 10 cm x 9 cm. condition: very good indeed, no restoration, a slight abrasion to the edge of the pearl shell
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