A small votive bronze depicting a Lama holding his hands in the gesture of teaching (dharmacakra-mudra). Incised lines in the robe emulating the squares of the monastic robe (especially evident on the back). Lotus base with double row of large pearls. Rather heavy-case in dark, coppery alloy. Remains of black lacquer on head. Tibet, 14–15th cent. H. 8,5 cm. Condition: Fine all-over but with considerable rubbing to gilt due to age and handling. Unclosed.
A portrait image of an elderly lama carved in box wood (?) holding scripture and the right hand raised in a gesture of teaching. Lacquer gilt with colours. Consecrated in the back. Tibet, 18–19th cent. H 15.5 cm. Condition: Excellent with some rubbing due to age and handling. No breaks or repairs.
A fine, small gilt bronze image depicting the Bodhisattva Vajradhara holding bell and vajra crossed in front of his chest. Inside the image are inserted prayer rolls. Tibet, 17th cent. H 7,3 cm. Condition: Very good but a very small casting hole to the back of hair and some rubbing to gold.
A fine and large ritual dagger (phurba) in carved wood with remaining traces of colors. The tip of the handle with a vajra-top. Used in Tantric Buddhist rituals for exorcism. Tibet, 19th cent. L 35 cm. Condition: Very good. Signs of wear.
Three uniform fragments cut from a larger thangka (result of the Cultural Revolution..) depicting the Bhadrakalpa Buddhas. Each image rendered similar to the others. Colors and ink on treated canvas. Central Tibet, 17–18th cent. Later mounting. Each fragment ca. H. 17 cm. W. 6 cm. (total: H. 17 cm, W. 19 cm).
A three level stupa of classical style made of carved wood. It can be taken apart and inside are inserted old “darani” prayer rolls. Tibet, 19th cent. H 20 cm, 11 diam. 11,5 cm. Condition: top part missing otherwise fine.
An unusual tribal goddess of cast non-gilt brass. She holds a horse in the raised right hand and cradles a lion in the crook of her left arm. She is standing on a tiger, elephant and snake. Remains of votive colors. Nepal, 19th century. H 14.5 cm. Condition: Perfect (minor wear due to handling).
An early wood carving of a Monk or Lama in a debating posture. Probably it was part of the lotus base of a much bigger figure. Remains of colors and cold gilding. In the back there is an opening with prayer roll. Fitted new base. H. 11 cm, W. 8,5 cm. Tibet, 14-15th cent. Condition: one finger of the his right hand is broken off, otherwise normal wear.