Late 18th to early 19th century votive Indian bronze sculpture of Rukmini - a consort of Vitthali, who is regarded as a form of Vishnu or Krishna. His name means “standing on a brick”, he is usually shown in characteristic stance with his hands on his hips, he is also known as Vithoba or Panduranga, and is worshipped in particular in Pandharpur, not far from Bombay. She is shown with the same hand positioning, very good casting and sharp detailing - see her jewelry...
Late 18th century small votive Indian bronze sculpture of Vitthali, regarded as a form of Vishnu or Krishna. His name means “standing on a brick”, he is in his characteristic stance with his hands on his hips and holding a conch shell in his left hand. He is also known as Vithoba or Panduranga, and is worshipped in particular in Pandharpur, not far from Bombay. Cast in the state of Maharashtra, sharp detailing, wonderful devotional wear, very pleasant patina...
19th century small votive Indian bronze sculpture of Ganesha sitting on a lotus flower base. Ganesha is the remover of obstacles, and thus is invoked before any new undertaking. He bestows good luck on his worshippers, and is invoked in marriage ceremonies and in some forms of Tantric worship. Great quality casting for such a small object, beautiful devotional wear and warm patina. Wonderful feel of age. Height 1 5/16 inches.
19th century small Indian bronze votive sculpture of monkey god Hanuman cast in South India. His hands are held in praying gesture in front of him, and his tail forms a halo behind his head. Hanuman personifies ingenuity and faithfulness - his strength and courage helped Rama to defeat demon Ravana. Wonderful casting and detailing, pleasant patina. Height 1 15/16 inches.
19th century small votive Indian bronze statue of crawling baby Krishna holding in his hand a butter ball, which he stole from a storage in his house. Very nice casting, highly detailed - see his face, jewelry, apron and anatomically correct lower regions. Beautiful patina, very nice feel of age. Length 1 3/4 inches.
An amulet made from what Tibetans call "thunder bolt iron". A meteoric iron medallion,carefully pierced
and shaped into the shape of a mandala.
Difficult to date but was part of a collection of early thochags.
Excellent condition.The mottled,etched brown surface bears witness to its origin as a meteorite.
2 inches in diameter
A long painted Nepalese tantric folding manuscript.
72 inches L 9 1/2 inches W
A fine and rare stone statue of the deity
Black Jambhala.He is shown holding a mongoose in his left hand and a skull bowl in his right hand and he is
treading on a man.Wear to the top.
3 1/8 inches H
Antique 19th century Tibetan, huge Drinking Horn used to hold and dispense Chhaang or barley beer. The slightly curved large horn body mounted with four brass mounts each hammered and finely repoussed with Ruyi heads and roiling waves ornaments and fitted with three suspension loops. The wider end has been plugged with a disk of wood...
A rare and very unusual ritual vase (bumpa) of painted clay with stylised chrysanthemum flowers for use in Tantric offerings. Tibet, 18–19th cent. Condition: Fair. Good colors. Some losses.
a superb praying figure from Gurung Ethnic group (West made of hammered iron .This heavy sculpture consists of handsmithed iron and depicts a squatting male figure with elongated head and body and short bended legs. The arms are joined in a Namaste gesture...
Small cast bronze oil lamp in the form of an elephant drinking water from a trough. Measuring 3.5" high x 4" long, the lamp will fit in the palm of your hand and is attached to a heavy hand wrought chain that ends with a hook in the shape of a cobra. Chain and hook measures 9.5 inches long. There is a reservoir for oil inside the elephant. To use they would turn the elephant upside down to pour in the oil and then latch it shut with the sturdy removable pin...
Small antique Tibetan bronze cup. Intended for holding water in a Buddhist shrine. Made of bronze and shaped in the form of a lotus with petals starting in a gardroon and ending in a scalloped edge just below a ring around a smooth rim.
Dimensions: 2" high
Group of 8 hand painted oval miniatures of Indian buildings including the
GOLDEN TEMPLE AMRITSAR and the TAJ MAHAL. Varying sizes, largest 5.5 x 4 cm. Undated but firmly estimated to mid 19th century. Can be viewed in central London and shipped worldwide.
Small statue of a protector, with a high coiffe, sitting on a rounded base, his hands in praying posture. Strongly eroded wood. Nepal, early 20th century or earlier. Height: 32 cm. The statue is nicely mounted on a custom stand.
18thC, and possibly earlier, very large and INCREDIBLY heavy Sri Lankan Kandy style (with echoes of much earlier styles). 9.75 inches tall, 11.5 inches on custom stand, almost 10 inches wide at base. Due to the requirement that Lankan Buddhas (for nearly the past 1,000 years) must be solid cast, this is close to as large as the sitting ones get during this period. The face, ears, and elements of the body shape are related to Lankan Buddhas 500 to 800 years earlier...
Simply the best! Powerful large 18/19thC Mongolian thick copper repousse FIERCE deity. He faces my bed and keeps my dreams safe. Large at 16.25 inches tall, 11 inches wide. The new custom base adds the total height to 16 inches. I recently had the base made and had the parts of the statue (such as the waist) tightened up (this type is made in parts), and the overall piece gone over by the base-maker/conservator to make sure I was doing all I could to keep this sculpture in excellent condition...
BIG 19thC Jain Bronze Jina with vines growing up his legs and arms. I've seen a few others of this type, but all were between 11 and 15 inches. This one towers over them all at 21.5 inches tall, standing on a base that elevates it another 2.5 inches. Cast in two parts and joined at the waist (a little loose, but solidly attached). This type of casting was sometimes used on larger bronze statues in Nepal in the 19th century and earlier...