Southeast Asian and early Chinese ceramics by Abhaya Asian Art Abhaya Asian Antiques
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Pre 1800 item #1341300 (stock #3316)
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$175.00
Small bronze image of Annapurna; the Goddess of the hearth and food (as well a whacking big mountain named after her). She sits holding a ladle with which she feeds the world, with an unlimited amount of food. She is an incarnation of Parvati, the wife of Shiva. Annapurna symbolizes the divine aspect of nourishing care. This predates the 18th century with excellent patina. She has a broken arm and damage to the base- please examine enlargements...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1800 item #1340128 (stock #3316)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
~Sold~ $250.USD
Small bronze image of Annapurna; the Goddess of the hearth and food (as well a whacking big mountain named after her). She sits holding a ladle with which she feeds the world, with an unlimited amount of food. She is an incarnation of Parvati, the wife of Shiva. Annapurna symbolizes the divine aspect of nourishing care. This item is circa 17th/18th CE. Excellent patina, originally from Tamil Nadu. It has some tiny “casting” holes and tears on the base- please examine enlargements...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre AD 1000 item #1334603 (stock #3228)
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$150.00
Small clay fertility “Venus” cult image of a woman from the Merhgarh culture circa 4000 years old, from what is now Baluchistan, Pakistan. These were the first ceramic figures to be discovered in South Asia. H: 8cm/3.1in. Arms and legs broken off
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Sri Lanka : Pre 1920 item #1330054 (stock #3186)
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$360.00
Approximately 100 grams (according to my not very accurate kitchen scales) of old coral beads. These were sourced in Sri Lanka and are about 100 years old. Diameters range from 4mm to 14mm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Sri Lanka : Pre AD 1000 item #1329813 (stock #3183)
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$80.00
Ensemble of 6 ancient hand cut glass beads from Sri Lanka. The green faceted ones have patina and have been excavated and probably about a 1000 years old (imformation on Sri Lankan old beads is scant so this is an educated guess). The cobalt ribbed beads are about 100 to 200 years old if not older. See enlargement for scale. Free shipping via Hong Registered Airmail.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1920 item #1320590 (stock #3111)
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$240.00
Ensemble of three Nepali butter churning stick holders from Nepali hill minorities. Nice worn patina, circa 60 to 90 years old, the one on the right appears to be older. No kitchen should be without these! The large one has a crack at the end, see last enlargement for scale.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Sri Lanka : Pre 1920 item #1277211 (stock #2940)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$320.00
Fine pair of old scythes from Sri Lanka with incised decorations on blade surface; the one with deer horn handle has some Sinhalese script either an owner’s or maker’s mark. The steal is good condition with sharp cutting edges. Both are in excellent condition. Outer curvilinear length of the blades are 51cm/20in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Pre AD 1000 item #1152697 (stock #2413)
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$150.00
Nice strand of Kushan/Bactrian of mixed stone (mostly carnelian) beads. I acquired these along with coins dating from 1st- 4th CE from the same site in North West Pakistan, so these can be dated no later than 1500 years old. There are a few agate and quartzite beads in the lot, some with traces of “etching”. The crescent shaped beads would have originally small ringed shaped ornaments that have been drilled and “knapped” to some extent to accommodate them being strung...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1920 item #474086 (stock #1094)
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$850.00
Old and rare Angami Naga shamilami design, three paneled shawl woven by the Meitei of the Manipur State of India and used as a trade/tribute cloth to the Nagas. The exact reason of why these blankets are given to the Naga is a bit obscure. One source says that they are given by a Meitei Raja to a Naga chief for services rendered but as to what these services are I don’t know...