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All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Religious Artifacts : Buddhist : Pre 1700 item #1163686
Carved in very rare lustrous huanghuali this holder for joss sticks was fashioned from the heavy and now extinct "silver rosewood" in the form of a sacred lotus blossom, sacred to the Buddha and symbol of transcendental purity rising from the mire below. Approximately seven inches tall and eight inches in diameter at the widest point, it is in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Religious Artifacts : Buddhist : Pre 1837 VR item #1156193
Finely carved with billowing scrolls surrounding the sacred mythical Garuda, half human, half eagle and very powerful and protective. India, late Eighteenth to early Nineteenth Centuries. Excellent, as-found condition. They would make a superb -- and protective -- headboard for a bed. Approximately seven inches by 27 inches by 1-1/2 inches in depth.
This superb Italian Renaissance ormolu monstrance frame is in the form of a starburst with a winged angel head at the base on either side. Dating from the third quarter of the Sixteenth Century, it measures approximately 6-1/4 inches high by seven inches wide, exclusive of its modern marble base.