A woven, decorative headpiece of multi-colored wool for a yak. In the center the ornamental, letter symbolizing the Kalacakra, or Cosmic Wheel. Backed w. cloth of later date. Tibet, early 20th cent. H 21 cm, W 17 cm. Condition: Good colors, some wear.
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.
Standing on a lotus base the female deity holds her hands in front forming two holes to support joss sticks or an oil lamp. A carrying handle is attached to the back of the figure. Condition: traces of usage. Please look at pictures carefully, they are part of condition report. Dimension: 14.3 cm high x 11 cm Long, weight: 616 g.
Small Indian bronze cast in one piece depicting Bhudevi, standing in tribhanga and holding a lotus bud. This Indian goddess is a consort of Vishnu and personification of Mother Earth. From a Swiss lady's private collection. Condition: patina, traces of usage. Dimension: 7.9 cm high.
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.
A figural areca nut cutter in the "mithuna"-style made of brass and iron. Showing a love couple. Condition: some traces of usage. Dimension: 11.5 cm long.
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.
A bulbous brass water vessel finely engraved with two religious scenes, a cockerel and the portrait of King George V and his consort Mary. Maybe a keepsake of the Delhi Durbar in 1911. Condition: few traces of usage. Dimension: 12.8 cm high, Diameter: c. 14.4 cm.
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...
This copper alloy gau or amulet box has a nice patina and is decorated with four silver (of good quality) Buddhist symbols and blood coral. Diameter 8 cm. In good condition. Tibet.
Architectural element carved in the shape of a Hindu deity head wearing a formal cap. Nicely patinated wood, with old carpenter nails still inserted in some areas. India, early 18th century. Height: 26 cm. The piece is nicely mounted on a custom stand. Abrasion due to great age, partly chipped nose, otherwise good condition.
Relief fragment in the shape of a Hindu deity head, the face reflecting a serene and slightly smiling expression. Sandstone. India, Ca. 15th century. Height: 6 1/2" (16,5 cm). The piece is mounted on a custom stand. Erosion due to great age, chipped nose, otherwise good condition.