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Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Ritual Objects : Pre 1920 item #780138 (stock #004k)
The phurba is one of the most important of the shaman's implements, and this particular phurba is an exceptional example of the great effort and tremendous creativity that goes into the making of this magical tool. It has an upper section with 3 faces, one smiling, one wrathful, and one peaceful. The middle section is a vajra (symbol of lightning) whose twin tips rest on knots of eternity...
Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #779559 (stock #004d)
19th Century Nepalese Shaman Sculpture with traces of yellow and red pigment and an incredible, dense, dark patina. So thick and dark is the amazing patina that the necklace that covers the chest and back, and the carvings on the skirt, are barely visible. The hole on the bottom indicates that this was likely the handle of a dagger or staff. The old customs seal is also on the bottom. 8 inches, 20 cm. Very Good Condition.
Indian Subcontinent : India : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #779539 (stock #003y)
19th Century Indian Antique Bronze Fluting Krishna Sculpture. Excellent Condition. 4.5 inches (11.5 cm). From the collection of a prominent author on and collector of Asian art.
Indian Subcontinent : India : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #779538 (stock #003x)
19th Century Indian Antique Bronze Fluting Krishna Sculpture. 4.5 inches (11.5 cm). Excellent Condition. From the collection of a prominent author on and collector of Asian art.
Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Ritual Objects : Pre 1910 item #761306 (stock #ZT124)
Hanging from the belt on a leather strap, the stylized milking hook was the essential item of ornamentation for any Tibetan woman properly dressed for a festival. Surrounding the hook surface is a heavy etched silver band. The bronze/brass hook has is etched with markings and is inset with 5 large beads, set in silver bezels. The original leather strap shows lots of wear.
These ceremonial hooks have become hard to obtain...
Indian Subcontinent : Pre AD 1000 item #674933 (stock #TREK)
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Rare and nicely mounted Terracota votive tablet depicting serene seated Buddha, excellent condition, 6.5 x 4.5 cm
Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Ritual Objects : Pre 1900 item #623708
Beautiful Indian silver repouse bowl decorated with scenes from the life of Shiva in deeply hammered bas relief, 19th century. Weight 201 grams. Size: 11 1/2" wide x 8" high
Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Ritual Objects : Pre 1920 item #600680 (stock #T110)
Asian Ethnic Artifacts
This is a Tibetan Ritual Celestial Crown also know as a Diadem or Ringga. It is worn by a necromancer or oracle during rituals. The "crown" consists of 5 separate paintings on paper and each painting is backed with thin cardboard for stiffness. The sections are connected with string. When worn, the crown is tied around the head with string. The sections are painted with the five Dhayani, celestial Buddhas, each painted with his traditional color and gesture...
Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Ritual Objects : Pre 1920 item #587618 (stock #T107)
This small elaborate Buddhist monk's medicine bottle is sewn into a larger pouch of burgundy homespun wool fabric with yellow/gold silk lining. When worn, the stopper would be securely held in the bottle by a system of handmade cords and bands. The medicine bottle would be worn outside the robes and suspended on the Monk's belt. These were used for both travel and ceremonies.
Indian Subcontinent : India : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #578963
Gandhara Kingdom stucco head of Buddha mounted, 3/4th Century, condition: good, left ear damaged and a few inconsequential nicks, common considering the age of this fine sculpture, size" H. 12cm x W. 8cm x D. 11cm. The idealized style is reminiscent of Greek Hellenistic sculpture which strongly influenced the Buddhist imagery of Central Asia and in particular of Gandharan artists.
Indian Subcontinent : India : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #569168
Fine Stucco head of Buddha mounted on base, Gandhara Kingdom, 3rd/4th Century AD.,size: H.15cm x W. 8cm x D. 8cm.
Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #542737 (stock #6024)
The China Coast
From an old collection - (1) One Nepalese manuscript delicately painted with nine Hindu and Buddhist deities including Ganesha and Avalokitesvara, ink and pigment on paper; comprising nine sheets with paintings - out of total of approx. 49 sheets, with frontis sheet. 19th century or earlier. 6" x 2 3/4". (2) Together with a Bengali manuscript, ink on palm leaves comprising approx. 40 leaves; probably 18th/19th century. 14 1/2" x 2 1/2".
Indian Subcontinent : India : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #96674 (stock #z116)
Original India botanical by the famous Japhur-naturalist artist Neerja featuring a native medicinal plant. The works of this 19th century community of talented Indian painters are desired for their brilliant jewel-like quality and fine detail. This botanical is a wonderful example featuring a hand colored flowering exotic plant with roots, watercolor on parchment, pink, gold,and brown tones with green leaves, artist signed "Neeraj", India. Rich burlwood frame; measuring 19 7/8 x 13 7/8 approx...