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Stone Jajarkot figure Nepal Praying Man

Catalogue: Archives: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Himalayas: Pre 1920   item# 1187183 (stock# 19609c)

Stone Jajarkot figure Nepal Praying Man
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Jajarkot is a small regional center in the rugged central hills of Nepal. This figure may have originated there or in any of a number of nearby villages. While some of these figures were found in village homes many were kept in local temples.

Much rarer than the wooden devotional figures of the middle hills of Nepal are the stone ones. This figure of a man in a praying position is very simple but powerful. It has been ...click for details


Tibetan Thangka Songtsen Gampo

Catalogue: Archives: Regional Art: Pre 1900   item# 1042310 (stock# 22298)

Tibetan Thangka Songtsen Gampo
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This thangka depicts Songtsen Gampo in his palace flanked by his Chinese wife on his left and his Nepalese wife on the right with a large assortment of offerings laid out in front of him.

Credited with consolidating the Buddhist faith in Tibet and building the Jokhang temple in Lhasa, Tibet's first great religious king, Songtsen Gampo, lived during the seventh century AD (627 - 649). He took two wives both p ...click for details


Gilt Copper Tibetan Buddhist Ritual Crown Ringga

Catalogue: Archives: Regional Art: Pre 1920   item# 977242 (stock# 14320)

Gilt Copper Tibetan Buddhist Ritual Crown Ringga
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The ringga is backed with red leather. Each individual piece measures 5 by 7.5 inches. Spread open as if for framing the ringga measures 22 by 11.5 inches.


Jajarkot Nepal stone figure praying man

Catalogue: Archives: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Himalayas: Pre 1950   item# 976853 (stock# 19609a)

Jajarkot Nepal stone figure praying man
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Much rarer than the wooden devotional figures of the middle hills of Nepal are the stone ones. This figure of a praying man with deep set eyes is very simple but powerful. It has been covered by kaolin and milk offerings so thoroughly that the stone surface itself is totally obscured.

The figure is four inches wide at the base and is eleven inches high. It weighs just under four pounds.


Nepal wood carving from marriage cart

Catalogue: Archives: Regional Art: Pre 1960   item# 975737 (stock# 20731)

Nepal wood carving from marriage cart
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In the south of Nepal among the Tharu people it was customary for a groom to use an elaborately decorated cart to take his bride to his village for the wedding. This panel is but a small part of such a cart and depicts a male clasping the back of a female on a horse driven cart. These wonderfully animated carvings are now only a legacy from a bygone era.

The forward reaching arms of the bride have been broken of ...click for details


Kalachakra mantra Tibetan print block

Catalogue: Archives: Regional Art: Pre 1920   item# 975721 (stock# 19947)

Kalachakra mantra Tibetan print block
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Instantly recognized but in a script practically unknown to all, this print block depicts the all-powerful ten syllables of the Kalachakra manta in characters derived from the Lantsa script. Because it is a print block the image is reversed so that what faces left will appear on the right.

We've taken photos under several different lighting conditions so as to highlight the definition of ...click for details


Snow Lion Tibetan painted panel

Catalogue: Archives: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Himalayas: Pre 1910   item# 975645 (stock# 17938a)

Snow Lion Tibetan painted panel
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The snow lion is the national symbol of Tibet and as such appeared on the Tibetan flag and on official documents of Tibet when it was independent of Chinese rule. This mythological animal is portrayed with a white body and a green or turquoise mane. On this panel it is shown standing with outstretched arms and facing forward.

The chamfered edges of this panel indicate that is was once part of a larger piece, ...click for details


Naga necklace with small heads Nagaland

Catalogue: Archives: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: India: Pre 1970   item# 916283 (stock# 17419a)

Naga necklace with small heads Nagaland
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This is a very short necklace without an opening so it is most likely of more use for its components than for actual use. It consists of a string of glass beads, mostly orange with a few red and blue ones scattered in and eight old brass pieces. There are five faces each a little different and three melon shaped beads. The brass ornaments all show good age, with nice wear on the backs and also where they hang from a string. They are considerably older than the date we estimate for the neckla ...click for details


Nepalese Stone Plaque Vishnu 17th C. or Earlier

Catalogue: Archives: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: India: Pre 1700   item# 900448 (stock# 12755)

Nepalese Stone Plaque Vishnu 17th C. or Earlier
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Nepalese Stone Vishnu In describing this stone sculpture which has been in our possession for over twenty years we will quote extensively from Pratapaditya Pal's "Art of Nepal". In the first place, Vishnu's wheel and club are in opposite hands from what one usually sees: "The principal iconographic difference between this Vishnu and the tenth-century example is that here the god holds the flaming wheel with his upper right hand and the club with the corresponding le ...click for details


Himalayan Buddhist Prayer Beads Bodhichittra

Catalogue: Archives: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Himalayas: Pre 1950   item# 899470 (stock# 22035)

Himalayan Buddhist Prayer Beads Bodhichittra
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This is an impressive complete set of 108 old and well used Buddhist prayer beads with the addition of two new sets of counters. The beads are seeds from the bodhi tree of special importance to Buddhists because Buddha became enlightened while meditating under a Bodhi tree.

The round ends of each seed have been filed down to make for a more compact string of beads, a very desirable quality for many Buddhists who prefer ...click for details

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