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Indian demon chaser mask in bronze repousse from Karnataka in five parts: head, headband, ears and a tube within the head to permit the mounting on a pole. Backside with red paint. Please refer for a quite identical mask to: "Ritual Bronzes of Maharashtra and Karnataka" by Leo S. Figiel, M.D.: Fig. 7-65. Condition: traces of usage, back part of the head and headband with some dents. Dimension: 26.2 cm high.
A newly made 18K. Gold (750) Ring set with an ancient genuine Cabochon Garnet BACTRIAN INTAGLIO carved by hand, depicting a bearded, seated Angel playing a Lyra. Very fine detailed carving. Provenance: Afghanistan, dated 1-2 Century B.C. Good condition overall. Intaglio size: 14 x 12 x 4 mm. Ring size: 62 (10). This item is legal to buy and sell under international laws relating to cultural patrimony. Classic linear style. A very rare and unique one-of-a-kind collector's item.
Antique Indian painting of a holy man seated upon a throne, identified by the halo around his head, a line of followers standing before him. The first man in line bestows a ceremonial gift, painted with gilt pigment. Two men stand out of line with a domesticated jaquar. Arabic writing decorates the top and the bottom of the painting. Set in a gilt frame. Size: (entire frame) 10.75" height, 7.25" width (artwork only) 6.5" height, 3" width
Antique Indian two-panel painting of a high-class man and woman in an elaborately furnished setting. They both wear matching orange robes and white pearl necklaces and sit upon gold thrones adorned with flowers. The couple gaze at each other from across the room, each holding a flower bud in their hands. A scenic view of the sun setting beyond a large pond and grassy hills can be seen through the large open window...
Artistic Antique Indian painting of a woman sitting pensively under a tree. Woman is dressed in traditional indian clothing with beautiful red and gold colors. A towel is hanging on a branch by a stream. Painting is gilt with mineral pigments. Part of a collection dated 1964. Contains signature of Khet Singh 19th Century Dimensions: Frame 15" High X 12" Wide Painting: 3.25" Wide, 4.5" High
A bulbous holy water vessel for sacred Ganges water used by pilgrims. Made of brass and copper, decorated with six avatars (incarnations) of Vishnu. Made in the technique known as "ganga-jumna" referring to the two great rivers of North India. From a Swiss lady's private collection. Condition: small quite invisible dents. Dimension: 13.4 cm high.
Six different antique ceremonial spoons used during Hindu worship for offering holy water to deities, from Maharashtra. Made of brass or bronze, the largest spoon in "ganga-jumna" technique (brass and copper). Three with cobra, two with lotus bud and one with dancing Krishna final. One with short inscription. From a Swiss lady's private collection. Condition: traces of usage. Dimension: 13.6 cm to 16.2 cm long.
A rare Indo-Persian Mughal KHANJAR DAGGER with a particularly beautiful damascended PAMOR design blade, terminating in a triangle of overlaid gold foliage decoration. The wonderfully shaped silver grip is exquisitely crafted as a 3-dimensional Lion's head. The dominant dense pamor pattern resembles the irregular annual rings of a tree trunk. Comes with a scabbard in blue textile. Size: 14" inches ( 36 cm.). Late 18/19th Century.
Old Kalaga from Myanmar (now Burma) featuring an unusual but colorful bird. The kalaga is embroidered with a combination of metallic and plain threads, sequins, beads and glass stones. Applied around the bird in a circle are glass-like stones that give the appearance of moonstones. In very good antique/vintage condition, it measures about 14.25 inches square. Circa 1950's or earlier.
Small bronze altar (pancayatana) made for home worship. Flat plinth on four feet with the figures of Annapurna, Ganesha and Nandi sitting around a Shiva lingam, further the symbols of sun, moon and the five balls (pancapinda). From a Swiss lady's private collection. Condition: base with an old repair, two holes maybe once for additional symbols or figures. Dimension: 10.5 cm long x 8 cm deep x 5.7 cm high.
Small Indian mask cast in bronze or brass, finely engraved. Depicting the crowned head of a male deity with bulging eyes and moustache. Karnataka / Maharashtra c. 19th century. From a Swiss lady's private collection. Condition: fine. Dimension: 12 cm high x 12 cm wide x 8.5 cm deep.
Indian Subcontinent : Pre AD 1000 item #1270359
A rare ancient KUSHAN-GANDHARA LION BRONZE SEAL, 1-3rd Century A.D. Good condition, Size: 14 mm. x 13 mm. Could be used for a ring or other mounted jewelry piece.
Indian Subcontinent : Pre 1920 item #1270203
Vintage woven kilim, or tapestry-woven rug, with geometric patterns in shades of blue, beige, yellow, green, and red and edged in a beige fringe. Kilim are widely loved for their unique style of weaving and are sometimes used for prayer. Size: 60.25" width, 100" length
Tibetan butterfly-shaped woolen under-saddle rug "Makden", made in two pieces in knotted pile. Backed with purple cotton, edged with red wool fabric and having two not pierced strap holes. Decorated with peony flowers and waves. Condition: clean, full pile only few areas with little wear, backing with a small hole. Dimension: 112 cm x 72 cm.
GALERIE GELUK Asian and Buddhist Art
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Very unusual Tibetan kapala on a copper stand, with purple copper mountings around the skull and a copper lid. Decorated with turquoise and red Coral. In very good condition. Tibet, late 18th. century. Height 25 cm., 21.5 cm wide.
Lovely open work ornament with fine engraving of dragons between branches. L. 14,5 cm, H. 7,5 cm. Comes with a custom made acrylic stand. Provenance: private collection The Netherlands, bought in 1980 from Aalderink in Amsterdam, a major specialist in Asian art. The original invoice comes with this piece.
This Green Tara has a very serene expression and is decorated with red Coral and turquoise pieces. The bronze is of excellent quality and the statue is in very good condition. Height 32 cm. Tibet.
Beautiful small bronze standing Buddha figure. In very good condition. Himalayas. Height 14 cm.