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.
Two seals made of iron, one with partial gilding, and one chop with the upper part worked in silver. The iron bottoms engraved in Phags-pa script. Condition: the silver seal with a dent, some traces of usage. Dimension: tallest: 5.1 cm.
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
14th to 15th Century Gilded Tibetan Buddhist Manuscript Cover in Beautiful Condition. 28 x 9 inches, 71 x 23 cm.
This is an elegant and graceful cast Tibetan base to a sculpture. It depicts a a three faced Bodhisattva holding a water vessel or bumpa. It measures 5.625 inches high or 14.3 cm. It comes with a simple steel stand and measures 7.5 inches or 19cm mounted. I estimate this at 16th century.
A very finely cast and beautiful bronze figure of the Goddess Tara.Inlaid with hard stones,base plate intact.Rich,deep brown patina.Top of lotus stock on left hand side missing.
Otherwise excellent condition.
5 1/8 inches H.
A finely painted thangka of a wrathful diety
or Dharmapala,defender of the Dharma.Creases,with a small hole to the upper right away from the figure.Inscribed in Tibetan on the back.
Painting is 17 inches L. 12 1/2 inches W.
Early 19th century (could be earlier) Tibetan bronze vajra - the primary symbol and ritual implement in Tantric Buddhism. It symbolizes the essence of esoteric practices and the perfected state of reality. This vajra has 9 prongs on each end - one at the center and four at the cardinal directions symbolizing five cosmic Buddhas, with the four intercardinal prongs symbolizing four consorts of the directional Buddhas...
Wood Stele of Indra & his Consort Indrani; Indra, the God of weather and war, is depicting holding his consort on his left side and sitting on his elephant mounts. The vajra or thunderbolt is placed on a flower stem next to the right shoulder. Carved dark hardwood, traces of colours. Nepal, 18th century. H. 39 cm, W. 21 cm.
Condition: quite good overall, but loss to Indra’s right knee, some cracks and wear due to age.
A very finely painted and rare image of the powerful female wrathful deity, Vajravarahi.
Surrounded by many painted elements.
Some rubbing and loss of pigment.
Loose on board,not glued down.
24 inches H. 18 inches W.
A very fine and rare tsa-tsa of hard-backed clay depicting the seated Dhyani-buddha Akshobya, crowned and ornate. The clay from which it is made has been mixed with herbs and other medicinal substances.The piece is hollow and still has its original sealing. Tibet, probably 16th century, but in any case of considerable age. H 8.4 cm. Condition: Small chip on backside and minor wear otherwise quite good.
Very unusual Tibetan kapala on a copper stand, with purple copper mountings around the skull and a copper lid. Decorated with turquoise and red Coral. In very good condition. Tibet, late 18th. century. Height 25 cm., 21.5 cm wide.