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A special Philippine wooden Santo of St. Rocco obtained in the Philippines in the 1980's. Painted wood carving of figure, home ecoration Estimated to be 19th Century. Nine (9) inches in length.
Ifugao tribal wooden spoon from the Cordillera region of Luzon in the Philippines. Obtained in the 1980's. Eight (8) inches in length.
A seated figure covering his eyes with both hands used in Tantric Buddhism believed to provide supernatural powers. and is a doctrine of enlightenment as the realization of the oneness of one's self and the visible world; combines elements of Hinduism and paganism including magical and mystical elements like mantras and mudras and erotic rites; especially influential in Tibet. This one is carved bone and encased in a waterproof plastic case. Size: Inside measurements. H. 2.5cm. W. 1.9cm.
Square Philippine Ifugao basket with cover, known as a hu'up, used at meal time for steamed rice by the Ifugaos. Purchased in the Cordillera Region of Luzon island in the mid 1980s. Age of basket not known, but probably mid-century. 11.5"x 11.5"x 5" in height. In overall good condition.
Thai Buddha amulet with Buddha in the earth touching position made with sacred and fragrant substances and pressed in a mold. The case is either gold or gold plated with intricate carvings and a carving of a Buddha face in the back of the case. Size: H 4cm. Condition perfect.
Vairochana's mudra is the dharmachakra mudra. It is the gesture of teaching which is divided of turning the wheel of the law. (There are many variation of this mudras) One form, Tibetan use is to hold both hands at the level of the heart. The right palm face faces outward and the left palm faces inward. One circle is forming by the thumb and index finger of the right hand and the second circle is formed by the thumb and the index finger of the left hand...
A green Jade earring made some 3,200 years ago from people living around the Ma and Red Rivers in northern Vietnam.Can be worn as a pendant. Size: L. 3cm. W. 2.4cm. Condition: No repairs. Some minor chips on the edges.
Antique Tibetan silver statue of Padmasambhava, or Guru Rinpoche, an 8th century Buddhist master in India. He is said to have lead the first Nyingma traditionalist teachings in Tibet, the oldest of the four major schools of Tibetan Buddhism. He sits on a lotus throne, holding a vajra in his right hand and, in the other, a kapala (skull cup) filled with the elixir of life, the vase of longevity, topped with a small tree to grant wishes...
A miniature Khmer bronze seated figure with very nice patina overall.
This Khmer bronze figure has a miniature size which can be used as an amulet for the people who believe in the superstition of amulet hidden power.
Age: Cambodia, Angkor Vat Period, 12th Century.
Antique Tibetan gilt bronze figure of the Buddhist deity Kubera, lord of wealth, protector of the physical world. He lounges with piles of gold around him. In one hand he holds a mongoose, who is said to spit jewels. The mongoose shows rule over the Naga (malevolent snake people and guardians to vast treasure). Kubera is shown seated on his vehicle, a large beast atop a lotus pod throne.
Size: 19th century
Size: 2.5" W x 1.25" D x 2.5" H
Burmese bronze Buddha sitting in Mara Vijaya (calling the earth to witness) on a base.
Age: Burma, Early Shan Period, Early 17th Century
Antique Tibetan bronze "Thokcha" amulet of a conch shell. With small loop to be fastened and worn as jewelry. Natural green patina.
Size: 2 1/8" L x 1" W
Antique Tibetan bronze double vajra, an important symbol in Vajrayana Buddhism, Hinduism, and Tantra religions. The name vajra means both thunderbolt and diamond, as it is a symbol of brute strength and indestructibility. The double vajra mirrors the outline of a mandala; Its four points represent North, South, East, and West. Its center piece represents the center of the universe with lotus pods blooming outwards to extend the five pronged weapons...
Antique Tibetan bronze figure of the Buddhist deity Kubera, lord of wealth, protector of the physical world. He lounges with piles of gold around him. In one hand he holds a mongoose, the enemy of the Naga (malevolent snake people and guardians to vast treasure), and a sweet morsel in his other. This form of Kubera is very well hand-cast with natural wear and patina.
Size: 2.5" L x 2" W x 3"H
Antique Tibetan Mala prayer beads, made with beads of conch shell strung on leather cord. Two leather tassels hand from its sides, with beads of white brass, ending with two highly important symbols in Tibetan Buddhism; a Vajra and a bell. Tibetan malas are comprised of 108 beads, used to count the number of times a mantra is recited during meditation. 19th century
Size: 18" total length
A relief gilt moulded lacquered ritual pitcher cup & saucer. It is unusual to find this type of lacquer ware in this design. Age: Pre 1920. Size: Pitcher. H. 20cm. W. 16cm. Cup. H. 9.5cm. Saucer. circumference. 13.5 cm. Condition: No repairs.
Antique Tibetan long, colorful necklace, comprised of many different shapes of beads of amber, turquoise, coral, Dzi beads and silver.
Size: 23" total length
A rare stucco sculpture which originally had three heads on this Deity, two are remaining and part of a third one remains. This type of Diety had it's influence from the Gandhara also was a jewel of Buddhist civilization. Scholars of Gandhara traveled east to India and China and were influential in the development of early Mahayana Buddhism. Size with stand. H. 23.3cm. W. 15 cm.