A very fine silver fronted amulet container or Gau from Tibet.Repousse silver front with silver sides.Quite heavy.Remains of silk textile in the reliquary chamber.
5 1/8 inches H. 4 1/2 inches W.
A superb Tibetan Ghanta or ritual bell.The handle is cast from bronze and the bell itself is cast from 'bell metal' a high zinc alloy.
Original iron clapper intact.
The handle is decorated with a single crowned Buddha head and exhibits some wear.As does the bell itself.
6 inches H.
A very interesting,animate and beautifully carved wood figure of Ganesh.Most of the polychrome is intact and with a lavish amount of gilding.Inscription on the base.
Slight cracking due to wood shrinkage.
11 1/2 inches H.
A set of 3 antique Chinese pure silver ingots.
Each with a series of Chinese stamps overall.
Combined weight is under 2 pounds,approximately
large hat ingot is 2 7/8 inches W. 1 5/8 inches H.
small hat ingot is 2 inches W. 1 1/4 inches H.
square ingot is 1 7/8 inches w. 7/8 inches H.
A very rare bronze harpoon from Uttar Pradesh,India circa 1500 BC.These blades are cast from a mold,therefore solid and are quite heavy.A fully documented type, one very similar sold at auction in New York 2007 for $10,000.Catalog entry from the New York sale is available.Small tip missing from one barb otherwise excellent condition.
12 3/4 inches H.
A rare Sino-Tibetan yab-yum gilt bronze.A very fine example of Tibetan Vajrayana art.The male deity is engaged in sexual union with his female sakti or counterpart.
The male figure has 4 heads and 6 sets of arms.
One set of arms is now missing.The female figure has 3 heads.Base is missing.
6 inches H.
A finely cast statute of the wrathful deity
Mahakala with 4 sets of arms,2 sets of legs and 3 heads.Finely gilded and with red pigmentation.One finger missing from a left hand and three fingers missing from various right hands.Base plate replaced.
4 3/4 inches H. 4 inches W.