A well rendered terracotta bust of the Buddha's bust with arching eyebrows, downcast eyes, aquinine nose, moustache, full protruding lips in a smile, elongated ear lobes and a urshina. The total height is 8" x approx. 4". The bust itself measures 4.25" x 3.25". The lower right ear lobe is missing 20% and there is some damage to the back of the left urshina which is to be expected in this medium.There is a Certificate of Antique which states that this is from Thailand, Sup ...click for details
Laksmi (Sri) the Hindu Goddess of Beauty and Good Fortune, the wife of Vishnu (the preserver) who descended to earth as one of Vishnu's avataras. She is holding the attributes of a conch shell, a disc, a ball and a club. She is standing on the buffalo shaped demon Mahisa, whom she has conquered. Circa: 19th Century. Condition is good, except for the tip of the right buffulo's horn which was broken and repaired and a small black "mold" spot on the back (see enlargement # 6 ) Dim ...click for details
Cast metal Buddha in Bhumisparsa mudra, Pala-Mon style, Pagan (Bagan) Burma; There is an extrusion which was broken or eroded on the mid back of the buddha, about the size of half a penny. Hooks or rings were often cast on the back of Buddha images in Pagan so that they could be attached in temples. 11th-12th Century, height = 10"
Stone Burmese BUDDHA in Bhumisparsa mudra (Touching the Earth to call witness style) from the city of Pagan, Burma. This Buddha has traces of lime which covered it when it was purchased. Condition, as expected, there is chipping and pitting and cracks. (see enlargement # 4.) Height is 23 inches (58.4cms.) x 11.5"(29.2cms)width at the knees. Circa: 11th-12th Century.
A well-cast Thai Buddha (head and torso) in the U-Thong Style with well defined features and ushina and protruding nipples.
5 inches in height + 1.25" for a teak base x 3 inches in width. Condition is good. Circa: late 19th-early 20th Century.
Stone BUDDHA in Bhumisparsa mudra (touching the earth and giving witness style) from BURMA. This roughly carved Buddha is covered in black lacquer. Sometimes these Buddhas were covered in Lime (white) to protect (and disquise)the Buddhas from the various invasions they faced throughout their history. Sometimes, these Buddhas are covered in lacquer more recently for customs purposes to make them less appealing than they really are. In any event, this is an interesting Buddha, but difficult to det ...click for details
Bodhisattva portrayed in a kneeling position, with hands together. Casting is a bit "rough," and patina is partly obscured with gold and clear lacquer. Even though small, 3" in height x 1 5/8" at base; this
religious sculpture from Burma is enticing. Sorry, but the stand is NOT included!
Circa: 19th Century.
A well modeled Terracotta bust of an Avalokitesvara from either Thailand or Cambodia. Some pitting and abrasions and a broken right ear lobe which is to be expected in a terracotta object of this age. Mounted on a wooden stand, the total height is 9.5" x 4 inches. The actual height of the head itself is about 6" x almost 4". There is a Certificate of Antique which states that this is the "style of Banteay Srei to the 18th century."