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.
A fragment of a mandorla (bottom part) made of finely carved wood. Two monks flank the central niche together w. three, tiered animals, elephant, lion and leongriff on either side. Tibet. 16th century. L 20 cm, H 7.5 cm. Condtion: Fair w. age related wear and tear.
A large, carved wood ( cypress? ) image depicting the “Four Arms seated Mahakala”, one of the great, fierce protector and guardian of the Dharma. He wear a high crown, earrings, a long garland of severed heads and a tiger skin around his waist and seats on the corps. The two main hands holding a Vaira and a skull bowl; the second pair of hands holding a sword (of wisdom) and a Khatvanga staff (both missing). On the back, a long opening containing dedications & prayers, still sealed. Remain ...click for details
An attractive and decorative middle size chest made of yak leather decorated with a pair of stylized flowers surrounded by ornamental borders in gold and colors. Fitted top, bottom and sides with heavy brass furnishings including lock and handles on the side. Backside undecorated. Tibet, late 18th to early 19th cent. H 20,5 cm, W 14,5 cm, L 29 cm. Condition: Good to fair with obvious traces of handling due to age.
A rare and very unusual ritual vase (bumpa) of painted clay with stylized chrysanthemum flowers for use in Tantric offerings. Tibet, 18–19th cent. H. 27 cm. Condition: Fair. Good colors. Some losses due to the age and handling.