A large,ancient and impressive wood figure of one of the Sino-Tibetan Lokapalas.
One of the 4 heavenly kings of Buddhism each
representing a cardinal direction.
Empty reliquary in the back.
Termite erosion to the back and bottom.Not extensive.Crack to the front.Heavy wood,probably some type of hardwood.
30 inches H.
An exceptional antique Tibetan dagger consisting of worked silver,fine cast bronze elements,shark skin and gold inlaid iron.
This dagger is of the highest quality.
Mounted,actually the point is embedded in an
12 1/2 inches H..not including base
A very finely cast high carat gold Buddha from Tibet.Tested at a local auction house.The torso is almost put gold and the base is a slightly lower carat. Total weight is 50 grams.
Purchased in New York City over 25 years ago.
2 inches H. 1 1/4 inches W.
A very finely carved Polynesia wood club from Fiji.The handle also carved with a series of incised motifs.Old crack to the ball of the club otherwise in excellent condition.Lovely
honey brown patina with wear to the head of the club.
15 1/2 inches L.
circa 1800 or earlier
A very fine and large figure of Buddha from
the Himalayan regions, most likely Tibet.
High copper bronze this Buddha is repousse.
Consecration in the form of paper prayer scrolls is visible deep inside.
The Buddha was damaged many years ago probably during the cultural revolution.The head was detached and re-attached during repair.
It was repaired in Tibet and placed back into veneration.It is intact with all its original parts.
A large and very handsome figure.
Circa 1800 or ...click for details