A huge cloth pichwai from Rajasthan.The painting on cloth is of typical form and has a large figure of Sri Nath in the center with
male and female figures on both sides.Exceptionally well painted with portrait
quality likeness to the figures.The painting is mounted on a cloth backing.
Very good condition,some wear and fading.Intact
48 inches W. 66 inches H.
An exceptionally fine woven silk,gold and silver thread textile with a Daoist composition
of 3 Immortals.Excellent condition,beautiful
Circa 1800 or much earlier
A textile of the highest quality
8 inches H. 8 inches L.
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.