A rare image of the Black Jambala in carved wood w. remains of paint and lacquer. The god stands holding mongoose and kapala. Tibet, 17–18th cent. H 10 cm. Condition: Wear from handling and one piece of the lotus stand in the left side missing.
An interesting and stylistically unusual, gilt bronze image of the Primordial Buddha Vajradhara of the Tantric tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. He is depicted holding bell and vajra crossed in front of his chest. He wears a broad crown on his head with hanging tassels. High lotus seat with large, flat, double petals. Tone of gilding very fine. Eastern Tibet, 17th cent. Sealed. H 17 cm. Condition: Very good. Hole in top of hair knot and some rubbing to gold.
Image of Vairocana, the Cosmic Buddha, (Pilushana Fo or Dari Fo in Chinese), in brown patinated, cast iron. The Buddha’s hands are held in the gesture of abhiseka or initiation. With dedication: “The Monk Aijue.” Dated images of this type are known from the Jiajing period (1522-1566) of the Ming dynasty. Ming, 16th cent. H 35 cm. Corrosion, a few holes from imperfect casting ( typical of this kind of images ) and wear due to age.
A powerful carving of a single piece wood depicting a Daoist guardian god in military garb with one harm raised in threatening posture. China, second half of 19th cent. H 35.5 cm. Condition: Drying crack in the right side and missing lid for interior ‘power.’ Otherwise in a surprisingly good state, i.e. no worming, breaks or replacements.
A Sino-Tibetan bronze figure of a Lama. It is of the type called "non-gilt bronze school". He wears the characteristic Pandita hat and holds a bowl in the left hand. The right hand is raised in the gesture of teaching. Remains of cold gilding on the face. Qing, 19th century, ca. 1825. H 13 cm. Condition: Minor losses to bottom rim. Not sealed.