All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Central Asian : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1340529 (stock #GLD-004)
A very unique and rare red agate oval Pyu seal. The white band on the surface of the stone has been skillfully carved down to the next red layer with a sacred bull. The red in the stone is more of a ruby red than an orangery red. When looking sideways at the stone at a certain angle, you can see the crystal clear band sandwiched in between two red bands which is natural to the stone...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Central Asian : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1323167 (stock #BR-014)
A bronze figure of Buddha standing on a platform that flares outward at the bottom. Traces of gilding. Holding His robe on his left arm. The facial features are simple - almost primitiveness in nature but charmingly expressive. Period: 3rd Century Tibet Size: Height = 10.2 cm Condition: Protruding features have some wear. Has a nice patina which, under magnification, reveals that it had originally been lacquered and gilded.