18th or 17th century original condition large Thangka of Vajrapani, 23" wide, 35" high for painting part, origin maybe from Mongolia, or Tibet. There are a lot of script in the back plus paper stamp for 3/6/1941(?) customs clearance. The original pigment painting on fabric is somewhat fainted and lost, as is condition. Please request for more photos.
Two Tibetan bone carvings of dancing Dakinis from a ceremonial bone apron. One Dakini carries a chopper, kapala (skull cup) and a skull scepter; the other holds a kapala in her left hand. Both have large scrolling swirls carved above and below them. The backs have numerous holes for stringing. The bone is probably from a Yak.
Period: 18th/19th Century. Size: 16cm & 17cm. W. Both 4cm. Condition: No repairs. cracks or chips.
Small Brass Offering Pagoda
Size:Length 2.8 cm Width 2.6cm Height 10cm
Period: Early 20th century
Small brass and metalic pagodas were and are still a common sight in the Himalayan region. These small stupas were used as offerings to deities in the Buddhist tradition.
A very rare and early example with its original polychrome and clear traces of long time use. Note the glossy patina on the back of the mask. There is some minor old damage caused by insects on the eyebrows, but in general this mask is in a very good authentic condition. H. 29,5 cm, W. 23 cm. From a Dutch private collection.
Vajradhara or Dorje Chang in Tibetan is the ultimate primordial Buddha or Adi Buddha according to the Gelug and Kagyu schools of Tibetan Buddhism. This fine example is from Tibet or possibly from Nepal. It is well proportioned and has very nice facial features. Please note the fine engraving on the back of the figure. It is in a very good condition with normal age wear, a nice patina and remains of polychrome. H. 23 cm. From a Dutch private collection.
Finely cast and chiseled. H. 6 cm. Good condition.
From a Dutch private collection.
A finely carved votive triad depicting Guru Rimpoche/Padmasambhava (Lianhuasheng) flanked by his two consorts (the Nepali Mandarava and the Tibetan Yeshe Tsogyal) standing next to the master in reduced scale. He is depicted in the usual manner, wearing his special hat, skull stuff, kapala and vajra and seated on a double lotus seat. Possibly intended for inclosure in a amulet box (gau). Very fine details. Remains of colors and cold gilt to faces...
Small statue of Bhairava standing on a lotus base, in an aggressive posture, holding Brahma's skull in his left hand, with his right hand raised threateningly. A demon is reclining beside his left foot. Bronze, with dark-green patina. Tibet, early 19th century, maybe earlier. Haight: 3 1/4" !8,3 cm). Lotus base slightly bent in front, otherwise very good condition.
Flint and tinder pouch, in the shape of an envelope made of leather with a heavy steel lower edge, and a loop on top to allow suspension from the belt. Lavish silver and brass decoration with three turquoises in the middle. Tibet, 19th century. Length: 5 3/4" (14,7 cm). Obvious signs of age, wear and use, otherwise very good condition. A rather scarce object nowadays.
Tibetan Ritual Dance Drum with a Beautifully Carved Phurba. A rare and wonderful object. 24 inches, 61 cm.
A nicely animated cast bronze gilt silver Mahasiddha attachment from either Mongolia or Tibet. Measures 1 3/4 inches high and 4 with its stand. Dates to the 18th century or before
Exceedingly rare and huge heirloom Tibetan amber necklace, beads are over 150 years old, featuring many old repairs to cracked beads, as well as signs of generations of use and reverence. Old chips filled with turquoise as is the custom. Total weight of necklace is 240 grams. Larger beads measure up to 50 mm. Colors range from opaque cognac to bright opaque butterscotch / egg yolk color. Please e-mail for additional photos and specific details for serious inquiries.
A finely carved image of Nyingmapa Master of purple sandal wood (zitan). He is seated in meditation posture on a low lotus seat. Face and robe decorated with cold gold. Inscribed in gold on lower back of seat (partly lost). Made from various pieces of precious zitan wood as is common for images of this kind. Sealed. Tibet, 17th cent. H 14 cm. Condition: Good all-over. Minor losses to face and hands.
This is a figure from the base of a Tibetan sculpture. It is gilt hammered copper. It depicts a minor deity holding a chopper. Nice expression. Measures 20 cm high. 18th/19th century.
A large Tibetan Temple prayer carpet with two dragons, each chasing it's elusive pearl.
Size: L. 163 cm. W. 88cm.
Condition. No repairs.
An architectural end cap with a four armed Chinresig. repousse copper, Measures 4.75 inches or 12cm. Dates to the early 19th century or before.
A votive prayer container in silver with the a Tibetan bronze character in relief on the front. The silver is incised with leaf and flower patterns. The inside has a votive tablet bronze tablet of a Tibetan god astride a makara. There are also 2 prayer sheets, one hand-lettered, the other block printed.
Period: 19th Century
Size: 12.75 centimeters high
Condition: Very good. Natural patina.
A votive portable prayer altar with a bronze botisattva on the front, in relief, sitting on a lotus pedestal. it is surrounded by incised leaf and flower patterns. Inside is a statue of Buddha and there are two prayer sheets (one hand printed and one block printed).
Period: 19th Century
Size: 13 centimeters high
Condition: Very good. Natural patina