Antique Indian painting of a holy man seated upon a throne, identified by the halo around his head, a line of followers standing before him. The first man in line bestows a ceremonial gift, painted with gilt pigment. Two men stand out of line with a domesticated jaquar. Arabic writing decorates the top and the bottom of the painting. Set in a gilt frame.
Size: (entire frame) 10.75" height, 7.25" width (artwork only) 6.5" height, 3" width
Artistic Antique Indian painting of a woman sitting pensively under a tree. Woman is dressed in traditional indian clothing with beautiful red and gold colors. A towel is hanging on a branch by a stream. Painting is gilt with mineral pigments. Part of a collection dated 1964. Contains signature of Khet Singh
Dimensions: Frame 15" High X 12" Wide
Painting: 3.25" Wide, 4.5" High
A bulbous holy water vessel for sacred Ganges water used by pilgrims. Made of brass and copper, decorated with six avatars (incarnations) of Vishnu. Made in the technique known as "ganga-jumna" referring to the two great rivers of North India. From a Swiss lady's private collection. Condition: small quite invisible dents. Dimension: 13.4 cm high.
Small Indian mask cast in bronze or brass, finely engraved. Depicting the crowned head of a male deity with bulging eyes and moustache. Karnataka / Maharashtra c. 19th century. From a Swiss lady's private collection. Condition: fine. Dimension: 12 cm high x 12 cm wide x 8.5 cm deep.
This small hand painted picture on cloth, called a Tsakli was used for Buddhist religious instruction and rituals in Tibet. The back of the card has Tibetan writing...Obvious condition issues...This card and others listed on this site were all antique cards when they were brought out of Tibet in the 60's...roughly 3.75 x 3.5 inches
This small hand painted picture on cloth, called a Tsakli was used for Buddhist religious instruction and rituals in Tibet. The back of the card has Tibetan writing...Obvious condition issues...This card and others listed on this site were all antique cards when they were brought out of Tibet in the 60's...card is 3 x 3.5 inches
This small hand painted picture on cloth, called a Tsakli was used for Buddhist religious instruction and rituals in Tibet. The back of the card has Tibetan writing...Obvious condition issues...This card and others listed on this site were all antique cards when they were brought out of Tibet in the 60's...roughly 3x 4 inches
Incredible Indo/Persian hand painted, oil on paper, manuscript page, depicting a courting maiden with attendant and suitor with calligraphy. Circa late 19th century period. Mounted in gold and black painted frame with matting. It measures approx. 10" height x 7 1/4" width. Condition is consistent with age.
1800s or earlier
This representation of the female deity in seated position retains its old brown patina with areas of verdigris both on the exterior of the image as well as the interior of the base. The overall condition is very good with some minor wear but no apparent damages. Acquired from a Chapel Hill, NC estate, originally collected in the 1930s.
Height: 3 ½ in.. Width: 2 5/8 in.
An attractive gouache Indo-Persian Miniature
depicting important leaders in battle scenes with watchful warriors, an elephant and several horses. Very fine painting with intricate details of individuals in combat and nature. Good condition and nice colors. Size: 23 cm. x 15 cm.
A fine carved and painted marble sculpture of the Hindu deity Ganesha, the elephant-headed god. He is holding his war axe in one hand, an elephant goad, ankusha, in another. A further holds a rosary and the last holds a sweetmeat. A hooded cobra supports his trunk and a large rat nibbles his foot. From northern India, mid 19th century.
Approximately 6.5/8 inches (17 cm) high, 3.7/8 inches (10cm) wide...
A silver milk jug with coriander-leaf design and a cartouche in shield form, probably from Kutch. Unmarked, tested silver. Condition: small area with no design (photo no. 7), handle slightly bent. Dimension: 8.8 cm high, weight: 130 g.
Tibetan Himalayan Monastery Red Polychrome Lacquered Trunk, Ca. 1900, with raised design of flying Dragon within scalloped cartouche on top of the Gesso and cloth backing on wood, borders are decorated low relief Chinese Character on Polychrome Gesso "Long Life", all original work and finish, 20" high, 35" wide 15" deep, wrapped with Brass around corners, hinges and lock compartment in front. Decorated with Buddhist symbols on the side and no decoration in the back...
Temple or palace architectural element, of corner shape, representing Garuda, the Hindu celestial being, in relief, wearing wings and holding the Snake. Strongly eroded wood. Nepal, 15th to 16th century. Height: 12 1/4" (31 cm). The piece is nicely mounted on a custom metal stand. good condition. NOTE: this piece is rather heavy, so we recommend to consult us for shipping cost.
Very Nice patina on this old Tibetan Dorje. It is 7 inches long. The Tibetan Dorje is the equivalent of the India Buddhist symbol of Vajra or Thunderbolt which represents the masculine force....
Charming mythical creature from Nepal..head is separate and rotates in fitted sleeve...intricate metal work with raised enamel drops giving the appearance of stones...crature stands roughly 4 inches high...
Beautiful Tibetan mandala thangka painting, buddhas and bodhisatvas appear around the central mandala form, stylized archways lead to a central square in which more buddhas are seated, the back ground is a pure land with a range of white mountains. 19th century.
Size of art: 21 1/2" high x 15 1/2" wide
Total size of thangka: 31" high x 22" wide
Tibetan altar table made of heavy wood, painted with a three faced and six armed Boddhisattva, the sides decorated with skulls and vajras. Condition: some traces of usage, some losses to paint. Please look at pictures carefully, they make part of the condition report. Dimension: 27.8 cm x 28.5 cm x 6.3 cm, weight: 1005 g.
Sutra book cover carved all over its surface with, in the center, a Bhaisajyaguru Buddha ("The Master of Healing") sitting on a lotus throne in a niche, and Tibetan characters on the rest of the surface. On one side, a monster head surrounded with floral designs is carved. Wood with fine dark-brown glossy patina and remnants of red pigments. Tibet, 15th century. Length: 53.5 cm. Erosion and chips, otherwise good condition.
Antique copper treasure box with a miniature portrait, painted on bone, of an older Indian man wearing a turban and a blue and gold tunic, with a red cloth hanging behind him and a view of trees in the background. The portrait is set against a piece of gold and green cloth under glass on the lid of the treasure box. Image is surrounded by gem stones, most missing. Provenance James Colburn Estate.19th century
Antique intricately carved sandalwood card case. Condition: fine, only few tiny rim chips - please look at pictures carefully, they make part of the condition report. Dimension: 10.2 cm x 6.8 cm x 11.3 cm.
A superb Indian statue of a pair of Hindu deities with different attendants set near the deity. The couple might be the deities Shiva and Parvati with their child, Ganesha. The back of the mandorla like structure is engraved with a Devanagari-like script. Age: 19th-20th century Size: length 6" width 2.25" height 5.9"
A finely casted Hindu statue of a deity possibly depicting the god, Vishnu. The folds of the robe, the lotus petals, and detailing of the objects can be seen throughout the statue. Age: 19th-20th century Size: length 1.75" width 1.75" height 4.68"
A small size antique bronze Hindu deity possibly depicting the deity, Bhodevi or Sridevi. The deity is holding a lotus bud like flower and is dressed in the traditional manner as many of the Hindu deities are seen. 19th-20th century. Size: length 1.75" width 1.5" height 5.5"
A small copper repousse plaque from Nepal or Tibet. Showing a dancing female deity, maybe Tara, holding lotus flowers. Condition: fine. Dimension: 11.2 cm high x 8 cm wide.
Small Hindu altar representing a female deity sitting on a platform backed by an arch. Bronze, with fine green patina. India, 19th century. Height: 4 1/8" (10,5 cm). The piece is nicely mounted on a custom metal stand. Very good condition.
Ritual dagger ("phurpa") formerly used by a shaman during ceremonies. The phurpa is made of wood, and is decorated in relief from top to bottom with three deities heads surmounted by a point, above geometric designs of chevrons and knots, themselves on top of the three blades decorated with snake design in relief. Nice dark-brown glossy patina. Several textile knots are affixed on the handle to "protect" the shaman's fingers from the magic strength of the phurpa. Nepal, 19th century...
Black and white pair of unusual statues of protecting deity and ancestor. They are made of wood and date from the 18th. century. West Nepal.
They both bare signs of great age and eroded wood.
White statue: 40 cm height with traces of lime and original plastering. Black statue: 28 cm height with traces of polychromy.
Double sided manuscript leaf. Rajasthan, 1776
From a dispersed copy of the Shalibhadra Caupi. The story of Sangam. Composed by Dharma Kumar. Gujarati version.
Sirohi manuscript: Sangama herds cattle and the four neighbours bring the ingredients for khir and 3v: Dhanna cooks khir, Sangama gives his food to the monk breaking his fast and Dhanna gives the boy the rest of the food.See p.104 'Steps to Liberation', Jan van Alphen, Antwerp, 2000
11cm high x 26.7 cm wide. Good condition
You are looking at an antique temple carving showing Ganesh and Shiva.
It was made in the 19th.century and has been inside a Hindu temple in Himachal Pradesh for decades.
Good condition with the size 51 cm height x 28 cm width.
An extraordinary photo frame made of steel and decorated with flower heads and foliage in silver koftgari work, the surface covered with gilt lacquer. Condition: without glass, decoration with minimal wear and loss of lacquer. Dimension: 25.5 cm, 15.5 cm wide, weight: 364g.
An extraordinary photo frame made of steel and decorated with scrolling leaf in silver koftgari work, the surface covered with gilt lacquer. The back embellished with geometric pattern. Condition: decoration with little wear and partial loss of lacquer, two clamps missing. Dimension: 24.5 cm, 15.5 cm wide, weight: 466 g.
Antique 18th century, Indian Mughal Islamic Huqqa of bell shape made of brass covered in sheet silver, finely engraved with silver floral pattern.
The base stamped with the maker's name.
MEASUREMENTS: Height: 20.5 cm (8 1/8 in). Diameter: 22.5 cm (8 7/8 in).
CONDITION: In very good considering the age shows signs of usage and wear with nice patina...
Authentic Antique 18th -19th century finely painted on cloth Tibetan Tangka – Thanka of Chenrezig -Avalokiteshvara - Buddha of Compassion.
DETAILS: The white-skinned deity seated on the throne, dressed in a dhoti and adorned with ribbons and jewelry, backed by a nimbus and aureole, amidst a landscape with water and mountains surrounded by four lamas and two Buddha’s...
Small statue of Garuda, the vehicle of Hindu God Vishnu, half man half bird, with small wings on his shoulders, standing in praying posture on an elevated lotus base. Bronze, fine patina. India, 19th century. Height: 3 1/8" (8 cm). Very good condition.
Small statue of Hindu God Vishnu, with four arms of which two are holding his attributes, standing on an elevated lotus base. Bronze, fine dark green patina. India, 19th century. Height: 3 1/8" (8 cm) Base slightly bent, otherwise very good condition.