An exceptionally woven silk textile with
added gold and silver thread.The composition
is a Daoist scene of 2 Immortals with a child and receptacle.Excellent condition.
Circa 1800 or much earlier,quite possibly Ming..nothing 'folky' it is a very sophisticated and accomplished textile
9 inches H. 9 inches L.
A large and spectacular bronze vessel in the shape of a lion.
Appears to be some form of aquamanile.The vessel includes a handle.Lovely mottled green/brown patina.
7 1/4 inches L 5 1/4 inches H.
A very old and rare bronze of the militant hindu goddess Kali.She is here seen holding a sword and what appears to be a skull bowl.
Northern India,Himachal Pradesh ?
Circa 1800 or earlier
3 1/8 inches H.
A finely carved miniature Songye Kifwebe mask from central Africa/congo region.
Deeply carved with irregular holes and original raffia beard.Great color and shape.
wood mask is 7 1/2 inches H 4 1/4 inches W.
A large and expressionistic bronze pipe bowl from the Bamum tribe of Cameroon ,west Africa.
Cast as an elephant head with 3 human figures
hanging off the outside.Thick,resinous,uncleaned patina.Well used.
6 1/2 inches H 5 1/2 inches W.
A very old and interesting wood ceremonial mask of a wrathful deity.One of the finest masks from Nepal I have ever seen.Deep brown/black patina.
19th C. or earlier
9 1/4 inches H. 6 1/2 inches W.
A cast bronze miniature shrine consisting of a multitude of Hindu gods and goddess arranged in a courtyard.Hard to find if not rare.Very well cast.
Slight damage,one missing head.
18th C. or earlier
3 1/4 inches W. 2 1/2 inches H.