A fine yellow sandstone stele from India of riders and 2 griffins or fantastic animals.
Cracked in half but rejoined.Some wear.Slight discoloration or minor restoration to face on the right.
Circa 12th C.
19 inches H. 7 1/4 inches W.
This large and beautiful yellow ground painting is a folio
from the Bhakti Ratnavali series from Mewar,Rajasthan circa 1760.
The text is taken from the Bhagavata Purana and in this particular folio King Yudhisthira sits at the feet of Vishnu.
15 1/2 inches W 10 inches H.
Framed- 23 inches W. 20 inches H.
Some wear to gilding on the frame,expensive frame.
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 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 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.