Large double-sided pierced copper ritual panel. One side with central sun disc element surrounded by eight gilded auspicious emblems and two apsara and one snow lion ornaments. The other side decorated identical, here missing sun disc but three additional flower and one apsara ornaments. Interesting ritual Ornament, maybe the top of a rice mandala or longevity vase. Condition: missing elements, distorted, cracks, verdigris. Please look at pictures carefully, they are part of the condition report...
Ritual bell, with fine decoration of stylized lotuses on its body. Gilt bronze, with nice reddish green patina. Nepal, 17th century or earlier. Height: 5" (12,7 cm). The bell is nicely mounted on a custom stand. Very good condition.
DESCRIPTION: A Tibetan Gau (small personal shrine), the front having a profuse silver repousse’ design in a floral motif surrounding an opening to the interior where a small Buddha or devotional object would be kept. Not a made-for-tourist piece, but a genuine Tibetan devotional object, evidenced by the covering of soot from the open fires of Tibetan huts...
An antique gilt copper repousse plaque from Nepal or Tibet. Showing the four-armed deity Shadakshari Avalokiteshvara sitting on a lotus base. Condition: two holes. Dimension: 6.1 cm high x 5.2 cm wide.
A extremely rare yab-yum image in tsa-tsa style of Red Jambala in union with his consort, the God of Wealth, manifestation of Vajrasattva, is embracing the consort Vasudhara. Remains of red, orange, brown, green and white colors and lacquer on clay. The god of wealth wears a turban-like crown on his head, and both figures a fully dressed. The jewels that have fallen from the mouth of the mongoose held by the god, lie in a pile on the base. Exquisite details. Fully sealed...
A woven, decorative headpiece of multi-colored wool for a yak. In the center the ornamental, letter symbolizing the Kalacakra, or Cosmic Wheel. Backed w. cloth of later date. Tibet, early 20th cent. H 21 cm, W 17 cm. Condition: Good colors, some wear.
A small copper repousse plaque from Nepal or Tibet. Showing a dancing female deity, maybe Tara, holding lotus flowers. Condition: fine. Dimension: 11.2 cm high x 8 cm wide.
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.
A finely crafted Tibetan belt buckle in the form of the noted Himalayan deity, Mahakala who is known to be a deity that goes beyond all time and space. Often the image of Mahakala is found on objects used to decorate the home or as amulet like accessories within the Kathmandu valley and beyond. Age: 19th-20th century Size: Length 3.25" Width 0.75" Height 3.5"
Tibetan powder container and seal box. Seals were often used in the monasteries and government offices in stamping important documents or financial transactions. Seals continue to be used mainly in the Tibetan monasteries for documents, prints, and other visual or printed materials. Age: 19th-20th century Size; Height 3.75" diameter 0.75"
19th century Sino-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 5 prongs on each end - one at the center, and four at the cardinal directions - symbolizing five cosmic Buddhas. The globe in the middle is considered to be the power center of the implement, on either side of the globe there are stylized lotus petals...
19th century Tibetan turned burlwood covered bowl for Buddhist offerings on a home or temple altar. Larger versions of these bowl are used for sampa (powdered barley) - Tibetan staple food. Very nicely turned, in great shape, fantastic patina on beautiful wood with some red lacquer on the cover. Very pleasant piece with wonderful feel of age. Diameter 2 13/16 inches, height with cover 2 1/8 inches.
19th century Tibetan turned burlwood covered bowl used for sampa (powdered barley) -Tibetan staple food. Lacquered black on the inside, great patina on beautiful wood. Very pleasant piece with wonderful feel of age. Height with cover 3 3/8 inches, diameter 4 3/4 inches.
This lovely antique bell is a traditional Ghanta, which is a Tibetan Buddhist ritual bell, sometimes called Dril, bu,and/or singing bell. Just over 6 inches tall, this Ghana is paired with the Dorje at the top of the handle, and the surface is decorated with an abundance of Tibetan symbols. This bell has the original clapper, has a lovely tone and beautiful patina.
The Ghanta represents feminine power, wisdom, receptiveness, and the voice of the Buddha.
Smaller thangka with the divinities rendered by mantric letters (seed-syllables). The center with an eight-petal lotus symbolizing the Five Jinas and their attendant deities. Numerous offerings placed within the outer division of the mandala. Framed without glass with double passepartout. Tibet, early 19th cent. Picture frame: H 19 cm, W 19 cm. ( with frame: 39 x 39 cm). Condition: One hole to canvas, minor stains otherwise quite good with sharp, clear colors.
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