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Antique Chinese Nuo Mask N15, He Shang, China

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Pre 1900   item# 699052 (stock# HP/Ma 148)

Antique Chinese Nuo Mask N15, He Shang, China
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Very interesting and fine Nuo performance old mask probably from the Tujia people of Guizhou. Although primarily animistic in nature, Nuo rituals, have incorporated Taoist and Buddhist deities into their ceremonies. This mask represents the character of He Shang, a Buddhist monk who attempts to convert the locals to Chinese Buddhism. He is often figured as a smiling friendly face. Although this mask has been repainted with a black and dark red polychromia it shows obvious signs of long use and g ...click for details


Antique Chinese Nuo Mask N11,Tu Di Po, China

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Pre 1920   item# 696673 (stock# HP/Ma 144)

Antique Chinese Nuo Mask N11,Tu Di Po, China
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This is a small mask figuring the well honored deity Tu Di Po. A very simple but old work likely over 150 years, the mask is carved in hard wood, it has probably been never painted which rather unusual for Nuo mask and has been used as it , as indicated by the inside hard black handling patina; this mask is in a very good condition, height : 7 inches. the piece is mounted on an iron stand


Antique Chinese Nuo Mask N10, China

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Pre 1910   item# 696669 (stock# HP/Ma 143)

Antique Chinese Nuo Mask N10, China
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This is a flat mask figuring probably an important Taoist dignitary. A very simple but old work likely over 150 year, the mask is carved in hard wood, very old original polychromia , brown, black and white, it has probably been never repainted except few chips of the painting this mask is in a very good condition, height : inches . the piece is mounted on an iron stand


Ritual oil Lamp, Nepal, Himalaya

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Himalayas: Pre 1900   item# 656674 (stock# HP/BR131)

Ritual oil Lamp, Nepal, Himalaya
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A very old and fine oil lamp with twin burners. The superb black uneven hard patina indicates a great age and an intense use. This kind of oil lamp is likely coming either from a private Tibetan altar or from a monastery. It is fine master piece probably from 19th century or early Brass Height 6.5 cm, Width 8 cm


Antique Tsampa Box, Tibet, Himalaya,

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Himalayas: Pre 1900   item# 611970 (stock# HP/UST0108)

Antique Tsampa Box, Tibet, Himalaya,
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Original painted tibetan tsampa box. Tsampa is the flour obtained from grilled barley; it is the daily food of Tibetan people. The painting represents traditional Buddhist designs (eternal knot and lotus leaves). The background color of the box is in the dark gold like tone, attenuated by smoke and dust. Dimensions: diameter: 31 cm (12 inches), height: 20 cm, (8 inches). Such big size is unusual: the box likely comes from a rich family. Some chips and cracks on the painting, mainly on the cover, ...click for details


Wooden Churning-rod holder 14 ; Ghurra

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Pre 1920   item# 556488 (stock# 0041)

Wooden Churning-rod holder 14 ; Ghurra
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This a classical straight minimal design from tamang people but with a great age possibly close to 100 years. Note the thick encrusted patina. Height is 10 inches (25 cm). The piece is nicely mounted on an iron metal stand.


Wooden Churning-rod holder 9 ; Ghurra

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Himalayas: Pre 1920   item# 556016 (stock# 0036)

Wooden Churning-rod holder 9 ; Ghurra
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This a very simple but very old Ghurra with amazing encrusted patina. Height 11 Inches (27.5 cm), very good condition. The piece is nicely mounted on an iron metal stand


Wooden Churning-rod holder 3 ; Ghurra

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Himalayas: Pre 1920   item# 555706 (stock# 0030)

Wooden Churning-rod holder 3 ; Ghurra
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This wood handle called GHURRA are used to guide the churning-rod for churning milk into butter and are real pieces of art probably because milk is considered as sacred medium and primordial for life. The sculptural motifs and the designs reflect the infinity of creativity and mystical experience of the artists who have carved these Ghurra in remote villages with very archaic tools. This one shows a very simple design but exhibits a very old thick encrusted back patine . This kind of Ghurra&# ...click for details


Shamanic ritual Phurba n5, Nepal, Himalaya

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Himalayas: Pre 1920   item# 555440 (stock# 0017)

Shamanic ritual Phurba n5, Nepal, Himalaya
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A very old phurba from East Nepal possibly from Kirant people. Height 10 3/4 inches (27 cm), the piece is nicely mounted on an iron stand


Shamanic ritual Phurba n2, Nepal, Himalaya

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Himalayas: Pre 1920   item# 549208 (stock# 0014)

Shamanic ritual Phurba n2, Nepal, Himalaya
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A Phurba, also called shamanic knife, is a ritual dagger used to drive away evil spirits or negative influences. This is a classical example from Tamang people built on the classical three-side symetrical model. The top part is made of three human heads. The central part is the grip and represent the tibetan design of a dorje also called vajra. The lower part which represents a three-side blade, exhibits a precise carving representing an interweaving of three snakes used to fight evils spirits. ...click for details

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