All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre AD 1000 item #1212478 (stock #AB-070)
An ancient necklace made from fossilized wood also know as Pumtek. The word Pumtek means "buried thunderbolt". This type of necklace is very rare. Size: 56 cm from end to end.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre AD 1000 item #923184 (stock #AB-024)
A rare magnificent carnelian multi-striped bead necklace. The large bead has four rings on each side with a zig-zag pattern in the center. These are sometimes referred to as military beads. There are two orange and two dark zig-zag carnelian beads on either side of the large one. It is very rare to find an assortment of stripped carnelian on one necklace. These are from the first century and from India/ Burma, early Pyu period. Size: Full length...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre AD 1000 item #774174 (stock #CRYS-004)
A rare crystal ring from the Pyu dynasty carved with a fish,the sea and a crescent moon. The fish is a early Buddhist symbol for incarnation carried over from Hinduism. In Hinduism, one of their symbols is a fish. One appeared as an avatar (incarnation or physical bodily manifestation) of Vishnu to save mankind from the Great Flood. The Fish (matsya) were originally symbolic of the rivers Ganges and Yamuna, but came to represent good fortune in general, for Hindus, Jain and Buddhists...
Two Rosewood boxes with flying bats, a symbol of good luck, surrounded by keyfrets and stylized clouds. Age: 19th century. Size: lg.12cm. sm. 10.5cm. Condition: No repairs.
A beautiful and rare glass stupa from the Pyu area.Most of the glass has turned into a beautiful iridescent color which gives a wonderful feeling to this piece. The stupa is unusual as it has a hollow opening in the center. Age: 100 AD. Size: H. 1.9cm. W. At the base. 1.9cm. Condition: A small piece is missing at the base and because it is iridescent at the part also it probably was made that way.
Chinese white nephrite jade of reclining dog with tail curled over its left haunch. Has some inclusions natural to the stone. Period: Early Ching (18th Century) Size: H = 1/2", Length = 2-1/8"
A well carved circular pendant with two facing dragons carved in the Shang Dynasty Style There is a carved circular relief designs on both sides. Age: Qing. Size: Diameter. 4.8cm. Condition. No chips or repairs.
A nicely carved Qing jade thumb ring with a stylized cloud carving. Size: Inside diameter.2.3cm. Outside diameter 3cm. W. 2.5cm. Condition: No repairs or chips.
A Chinese Tang bronze seal with the good luck symbol. Size: 2 x 2 cm Condition: No repairs.
A glazed plate in blue and red depicting two birds, a chrysanthemum, bamboo and mountain scene. Size: Diameter.27cm. Age: Late Ching. Condition: No repairs
A blackwood scholar's table chest with two side handles and brass lock. Size: L. 40.5 cm. W. 23cm. H. 17.5cm. Condition: Some wear and tear from age. Usable.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1900 item #806912 (stock #TIB-008)
A set of seven (7) miniature paintings on canvas of winged Tibetan protector deities and gods surrounded by flames including Vajrapani and Yama Dharma Raja. Four (4) of the miniatures are finely executed line drawings with color washes on a light-weight canvas. These four appear to have been done by the same artist and are of approximately the same size. The other three are painted on a heavier canvas - two of which are painted in full with darker pigments...