Gilt Tibetan Statue of Yamantaka (One of the Eight Dharmapalas)
Age:Late 19th to 20th centuries
Size: length 8cm Width 4.5cm Height 12cm
From a California Estate
An interesting yet standard statue of Yamantaka, the wrathful form of the bodhisattva Manjusri. The active and lively element of the bull trampling over yama, the king of death is evocative of the teachings in Buddhism where enlightenment triumphs over all worldly and natural phenomena, including death.
Tibetan Thangkha of the White Dzambhala Mandala
19th to Early 20th century
Size: Painting: Length 67.5cm Width 53cm Thangka: Length 122cm Width 89cm
An interesting mandala of the white dzambhala deity. The deity is surrounded by wrathful deities in the four corners. Peaceful deities, attendants, and lamas surround the mandala almost like a combination of lineage and the associations the central deity has of its universe. No blessing marks or signs are found on the back.
A lacquered wood manuscript cover with the rectangular panel carved with scrolling foliate tendrils with a carved vase in the center.
Age: 18th Century. Size: L. 37cm. H.14cm.
Condition: Normal ageing with and old chip on the left edge and age crack on the right side.
Tibetan carved wood Manuscript Cover, still gold and Polychrome finish remains between low relief carved design, 27 1/2" long, 10 1/2" high, 1 1/2" thick, weight is heavy and large size, with one end is carved with polychrome and gold finish, and the other end is not carved. There are some yak butter stains on wood and rounded corners with age. The condition is good, no damage or restoration.
A bronze Tibetan plaque of one of the eight immortals or terrible ones. He is holding a trident in one hand and a club in the other and is riding on a makara. The is am inscription on the back.
Size: H. 9.3cm. Condition: No repairs.
Authentic antique, 18th - 19th century, Tibetan belt pouch (coin purse) composed of leather, silver and brass. The front richly decorated with silver and brass, and studded with co turquoises.
MEASUREMENTS: Overall length of the front silver frame: 11.5 cm (4 1/2 in).
CONDITION: In good condition considering its age, Leather is still flexible, showing the age and usage...
Antique 19th c Tibetan Silver Mounted Ritual Tantric Skull Cup Kapala
Antique, 19th century, silver mounted Ritual Tantric skull Cup, Kapala, the exterior decorated with repoussé and finely chiseled silver, depicting various mythical animals.
The rim adorned by a band of small grinning skulls, the sides inset with turquoise and corals, the interior lined with a sheet of silver.
CONDITION: In its original condition as had been found, showing the age and usage...
A good pair of wrought iron stirrups, Tibet or Mongolia, 18th or 19th century. Good overall condition without damage or repairs. Medium oxidation. Height 15cm.
A small votive image in carved wood of the Lion-headed Dakini, a major Nyingmapa icon. She is depicted in the characteristic dancing pose and holds a chopper in the raised right hand and a skull-cup (kapala) in the left. Remains of color. 18–19th cent. Condition: Fair (minor chips to base and one corner degraded on the backside. Wear). H. 10,5 cm, W. 7 cm.
Sino-Tibetan Buddhist Altar Cloth
From the Kathmandu Valley
An interesting Tibetan Buddhist altar cloth using kesi silk fabric. The fabric appears to have a dragon flying above the sea. The claws shows that the dragon has four claws which corresponds to the Manchu court nobility and those associated. Possibly this was originally a robe or something close to it and was offered to a high ranking lama. The cloth is patched together with other Qing period fabrics...
A tsampa box with slightly domed lid made of turned burl wood, probably rhododendron, decorated with silver sheet mounts, inset with coral and malachite cabochons. Dating to the early 20th century, silver unmarked. Condition: cover: with a short crack, bowl: rim with two small losses and an irregularity in the wood, two small cabochons missing. Dimension: diameter: 17 cm, 10.2 cm high.
A rare and unusual bronze seal written in the ancient Tibetan language. Size: 2.9 x 2.6cm
Condition: Nice patina. The finial has a piece missing.
3 individual Antique Genuine Spiritual Tibetan Banded Carnelian Beads, Cone shaped. Color:
Translucent Cream/White/Gray. Size: One measures L 29 mm. Price $ 195.--; One measures L. 28 mm. Price $180.--; One measures L. 18 mm. Price $ 120.--
Good condition. Approximately 200 years old.
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.