A medium-sized, framed Tibetan thangka depicting Vajrasattva (Dorjesemba) in union (yab-yum) with his consort. Framed under glass with red silk passepartout. Picture-frame: H 31.5 cm, W 24 cm (total size: H 53 cm, W 40 cm). Tibet, 19th cent. second half. Condition: Fair with some stains ad creases.
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A rare hardwood image carved in high relief, depicting the standing bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara with 11 heads (Ekadasamukha). He has three rows peaceful heads topped with the head of wrathful Mahakala and buddha Amitabha. He is depicted with four pair of hands, the central pair of hands held in prayer, the left lower hand holding a water pot, the right lower hand held with palm outwards, the others a lotus flower, a bow and an arrow and a dharma wheel. The image is surrounded by a flaming mandor ...click for details
Parcel-gilt image of the standing and adorned Buddha Dipamkara, one of the Buddhas of the past. Dipankara Buddha is particular popular in Nepal. He wears a crown on his head and holds his hands in abaya and varada mudras. Very fine, incised details to robe. Inlaid silver to forehead and eyes, as well as turquoise to crown and earrings. On fitted base of hard wood. Nepal, 19th cent. H 22 cm. Condition: Excellent with nice smooth wear. Original base and larger mandorla lost.
A small, delicately cast bronze image of the Four-armed Avalokitesvara (Tibetan: Chenrezig; Chinese: Sibi Guanyin), the Bodhisattva who embody the Universal Compassion. Non-gilt school. Backside with mountings for Mandorla (now lost). Sealed (original). Tibet, 19th cent. H 10 cm. Condition: very good with natural patina due to handling.
A small, but rare non-gilt, bronze image depicting one of the twenty-one Taras, probably number fifteen. The goddess is seated in the usual manner with the right foot extending over the base. The right hand holds a vase (kalasha) and the left hand holds the lotus. It is a votive image to carry with, often inside amulet boxes called gao to be worn on the body as protection. Tibet, 16th cent. H. 8,2 cm. Condition: Rubbed due to age and handling. Original closing.
A finely carved book cover/sutra-board (top) of middle size showing in the central, recessed tableaux the four-armed image of Mahaprajnaparamiti flanked by Sakyamuni on the right and Vairocana on the left. All three seated on elaborate thrones with detailed mandorlas topped by garudas. Surrounding them are numerous small images depicting buddhas, bodhisattvas, protectors, and lamas. Remains of gilt and red color. Tibet: 15th cent. H 16 cm, L 40 cm. Condition: Very good with only one and a half, ...click for details
A small votive bronze depicting a Lama holding his hands in the gesture of teaching (dharmacakra-mudra). Incised lines in the robe emulating the squares of the monastic robe (especially evident on the back). Lotus base with double row of large pearls. Rather heavy-case in dark, coppery alloy. Remains of black lacquer on head. Tibet, 1415th cent. H. 8,5 cm. Condition: Fine all-over but with considerable rubbing to gilt due to age and handling. Unclosed.
A portrait image of an elderly lama carved in box wood (?) holding scripture and the right hand raised in a gesture of teaching. Lacquer gilt with colours. Consecrated in the back. Tibet, 1819th cent. H 15.5 cm. Condition: Excellent with some rubbing due to age and handling. No breaks or repairs.
A fine, small gilt bronze image depicting the Bodhisattva Vajradhara holding bell and vajra crossed in front of his chest. Inside the image are inserted prayer rolls. Tibet, 17th cent. H 7,3 cm. Condition: Very good but a very small casting hole to the back of hair and some rubbing to gold.