This Mandalay style image is cast in high quality bronze.
In 1978, the Thai Royal Family commissioned a limited number of images to be cast using images in the Thai National Museum. The purpose of this was to raise funds in support of temples and monasteries from the proceeds of the sales of these images..
This image is from this series of castings. Mounted on a custom stand.
This Sukothai style image is using the hand mudra of Abhaya, Expressing No Fear. In 1978, the Thai Royal Family commissioned a limited number of images to be cast using images in the Thai National Museum. The purpose of this was to raise funds in support of temples .
and monasteries including the temples located in the
National Palace. This is one of this series of castings of high quality bronze. Mounted on a custom stand.
The Yellow Tibetan Buddhist Monk Hat is worn by Tibetan Monks of the Gelugpa order also known as The Yellow Sect Monks and is worn by monks of this order during ceremonies.. This order is headed by the Dali Lama.
This hat comes with a custom hardwood stand as pictured.
Some wear at the edges and minor soiling at the sides.
Dimensions: 28 ½ inches from crest to bottom of flap and 14 inches wide.
Lingam stone originating from the Narmada River, which is one of many tributaries of the Ganges River and one of the seven holy places in India. Naturally formed cryptocrystalline quartz, with iron oxide inclusions
Height: 13 inches
Weight: 23 pounds
Add 3 ½ inches height for stand. Diameter of stand base is 10 ½ inches
A Very Fine Tibetan Prayer Wheel—Very detailed work,
Complete and solid. Fully functional. Handle is fashioned from yak bone. The crown at the top in the form of a lotus bud is of ivory. Lotus bud is crowned with a fine turquoise dome.
The wheel cylinder is of very finely crafted silver and decorated with a combination of Lapis Lazuli, Coral, and Turquoise .
The drum is filled with a roll of wood block printed mantras.
The ring of yak horn around the cylinder is carved with the man ...click for details
A Large Naga Headman’s Ceremonial Headdress from the Tangkhul or Yimchunger Districts,Nagaland Autonomous Region, North Eastern India
Used by one of the 28 ethnic groups known as Naga.
Ceremonial items such as this are most often ancestralto family or clan and handed down to succeding family or clan members.
Made of Great Hornbill Beak/ Claws/ Feathers, Bear Fur, Cowry Shells, Boar Tusks, Clouded Leopard Fur, Died Horse Hair and Barking Deer Horns.
There is some minor wear at the bottom r ...click for details
A Chinese cricket gourd (or cage) with finely molded gourd body, hardwood rims (walnut and rosewood) and a tortoise shell cap.
The box is crowned with an intricately carved tortoise shell slightly domed cap depecting two cranes with small ivory dot eyes sitting among pine branches.
The gourd body was formed by enclosing the growing gourd within a wooden mold with carved designs; the gourd then grew into the mold forming a molded decoration of peonies and a stamp/chop image at the bottom with ...click for details