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. It is an extremely rare ...click for details
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.
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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A fine, small thangka fragment depicting Maitreya, in the center , flanked by Atisha on his left and Tsonkapa on his right side. Most likely representing the Kadampa Lineage.
Framed with double passepartout. Picture size: H. 15,5 x 12,5 cm; with frame: 32 x 28 cm Tibet, 17th cent. Condition: pretty good, fresh colours; minor wear due to age and handling.
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A rare and powerful image carved in zitan wood of the naked, Lion-headed Dakini, a major Nyingmapa yidam, in a jumping/dancing pose. She holds chopper and skull cup in her hands and has the skin of a corpse slung over her shoulders. Remains of colors and gold. Large zitan images are often made of several parts due to scarcity of this type of wood. In this case the image is made of two pieces of zitan. H 19.5 cm. Tibet, 18th cent. Condition: very good, but with right side of the mandorla recarved ...click for details
Votive NARO DAKINI MANDALA thangka for placing horizontally on the altar. In the center, a stylized lotus which sits in the middle of a hexagonal star-shape. Divided into four different sections and with the over-all arrangement conforming to the concept of the Five Buddha families (kula). In the outer rim double circle with eight panels depicting yogis practicing on the charnel ground indicating that the mandala was in all likelihood meant for use in a Tantric Buddhist rite. 19th cent. In open ...click for details
Parcel-gilt image of the standing and adorned Buddha Dipamkara, one of the Buddhas of the past. Dipankara Buddha is particular popular in Nepal. He wears a crown on his head and holds his hands in abaya and varada mudras. Very fine, incised details to robe. Inlaid silver to forehead and eyes, as well as turquoise to crown and earrings. On fitted base of hard wood. Nepal, 19th cent. H 22 cm. Condition: Excellent with nice smooth wear. Original base and larger mandorla lost.
A small, delicately cast bronze image of the Four-armed Avalokitesvara (Tibetan: Chenrezig; Chinese: Sibi Guanyin), the Bodhisattva who embody the Universal Compassion. Non-gilt school. Backside with mountings for Mandorla (now lost). Sealed (original). Tibet, 19th cent. H 10 cm. Condition: very good with natural patina due to handling.
A small, but rare non-gilt, bronze image depicting one of the twenty-one Taras, probably number fifteen. The goddess is seated in the usual manner with the right foot extending over the base. The right hand holds a vase (kalasha) and the left hand holds the lotus. It is a votive image to carry with, often inside amulet boxes called “gao” to be worn on the body as protection. Tibet, 16th cent. H. 8,2 cm. Condition: Rubbed due to age and handling. Original closing.
A finely carved book cover/sutra-board (top) of middle size showing in the central, recessed tableaux the four-armed image of Mahaprajnaparamiti flanked by Sakyamuni on the right and Vairocana on the left. All three seated on elaborate thrones with detailed mandorlas topped by garudas. Surrounding them are numerous small images depicting buddhas, bodhisattvas, protectors, and lamas. Remains of gilt and red color. Tibet: 15th cent. H 16 cm, L 40 cm. Condition: Very good with only one and a half, ...click for details