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Gilt Copper Buddha figure contemporary

Catalogue: Popular Collectibles: Cultural: Chinese: Sculpture: Pre 2000   item# 1178515 (stock# nnbbf)

Gilt Copper Buddha figure contemporary
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$245 

This statue was purchased from a very well respected workshop in Patan, Nepal, where statue making has been done for centuries.

The contrasting brown and gold is achieved by gilding only portions of the statue and leaving other parts ungilded copper. The face is painted with “cold gold” and the lips, eyes, and hair are painted with pigments, as is traditional with Buddhist statues. ...click for details


Fluted Silver Bead Necklace Traditional Nepal

Catalogue: Popular Collectibles: Cultural: Contemporary   item# 636773 (stock# 19140)

Fluted Silver Bead Necklace Traditional Nepal
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$85 

Modeled after a very traditional Nepalese style necklace (see our offering 20063), this necklace is composed of fifteen beads, east one inch in diameter and approximately 5/8 inches wide. They are made in the traditional manner of thin sheets of silver foil over a resin base. The bead portion of the necklace is 10-1/2 inches long. The overall length of the necklace is 19 inches.


Folk Art Bird from Nepal

Catalogue: Popular Collectibles: Cultural: Pre 1960   item# 626210 (stock# 22430)

Folk Art Bird from Nepal
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$235 

This tall bird on a stand resembles the hoopoe of Nepal, a crested bird of grasslands and villages. The body of the bird is wood; the wings, tail, crest and base of the stand are of some kind of composite material, obviously quite durable as it shows very little damage. The bird stands on iron legs. It probably originates from the Terai region of Nepal where hoopoes are common.

Top of crest is 9" above tableto ...click for details


Green Tara Thangka Multiple Images Contemporary

Catalogue: Popular Collectibles: Cultural: Chinese: Pre 2000   item# 551959 (stock# 20536a)

Green Tara Thangka Multiple Images Contemporary
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$285 

There are twenty-one separate forms of Tara, but by far the most common are White Tara and Green Tara. The symbol of Green Tara is the blue water lily. She can be recognized in paintings by her green coloration, by her posture, and by the lack of the seven eyes accorded to White Tara. Both are considered the embodiment of good women and as compassionate protectors. All forms of Tara are considered to be Bodhisattvas. ...click for details


Contemporary Gold Thangka: 1000-Armed Avalokitesvara

Catalogue: Popular Collectibles: Cultural: Contemporary   item# 551956 (stock# 20536p )

Contemporary Gold Thangka:  1000-Armed Avalokitesvara
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$285 

Avalokitesvara the Bodhisattva of Compassion can be portrayed in several different forms. One extremely popular form with eleven heads and multiple arms. Here he is portrayed in his thousand-armed form. Eight of the arms are clearly shown, all but one holding a ritual object, with the remaining one pointing to the ground. The other nine hundred ninety-four arms are suggested by the circle which surrounds him. The multiple heads and arms signify his overwhelming compassion and awarene ...click for details


Manjushree Thangka Gold Contemporary

Catalogue: Popular Collectibles: Cultural: Chinese: Contemporary   item# 551602 (stock# 20537c)

Manjushree Thangka Gold Contemporary
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$350 

108 small identical images of Manjushree surround the larger central image of Manjushree seated on a lotus throne. Manjushri is considered to be the oldest of the Bodhisattvas. He is particularly revered in Nepal, where he is regarded as the creator of the Kathmandu Valley. Legend has it that the Valley was covered with water until he cut away a portion of a hill with his sword and let the water drain from the lake, thus creating the valley. His sword is now considered to be the ...click for details


Vajrasattva with Consort Contemporary Gold Thangka

Catalogue: Popular Collectibles: Cultural: Chinese: Contemporary   item# 551284 (stock# 20536s)

Vajrasattva with Consort Contemporary Gold Thangka
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$285 

Vajrasattva is one of the six Dhyani Buddhas. Here he is represented in yab-yum wit his consort. He is univerally depicted holding a bell in his left hand and a vajra in the right. The vajra is pressed toward his chest while the bell rests on his left leg. The vajra and bell are symbolic of compassion and wisdom as well as male and female.

This thangka is unmounted and suitable for framing. Including the bord ...click for details


Contemporary Thangka in Gold: Manjushri

Catalogue: Popular Collectibles: Cultural: Chinese: Contemporary   item# 550653 (stock# 20536k)

Contemporary Thangka in Gold:  Manjushri
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$285 

Manjushri is considered to be the oldest of the Bodhisattvas. He is particularly revered in Nepal, where he is regarded as the creator of the Kathmandu Valley. Legend has it that the Valley was covered with water until he cut away a portion of a hill with his sword and let the water drain from the lake, thus creating the valley. His sword is now considered to be the implement for cutting through ignorance, and thus he is the Bodhisattva of wisdom and science. ...click for details


Contemporary Thangka: Buddha with Arhats

Catalogue: Popular Collectibles: Cultural: Contemporary   item# 550541 (stock# 20539b)

Contemporary Thangka: Buddha with Arhats
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$550 

In this exceptionally well painted thangka, Shakyamuni Buddha sits on his throne with his right hand in the earth-touching mudra and his left hand holding a begging bowl. He is portrayed here surrounded by the sixteen arhats and various other attendants.

The dark brick colored background is a mixture of sand and pigment, causing the gold figures to appear floating in space. The thangka is unmounted and suitable fo ...click for details


Contemporary Gold Thangka: Chenrezi in Landscape

Catalogue: Popular Collectibles: Cultural: Contemporary   item# 550538 (stock# 20536q)

Contemporary Gold Thangka: Chenrezi in Landscape
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$310 

The Dalai Lama of Tibet is considered to be an incarnation of this form of Avalokitesvara. Called Chenrezi in Tibetan, he is the bodhisattva of compassion. He is the patron deity of Tibet and his practice was introduced into Tibet in the seventh century. He holds a wish-fulfilling jewel in two of his arms and Buddhist prayer beads in his other right hand and the flower of a lotus in his left. He is framed by a steep tree-covered hill behind and a landscape of lower hills in the foreground. ...click for details

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