All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1900 item #1413656 (stock #121419B)
A charming and very well-painted Nepalese drawing of Vishnu mounted on Garuda, following Krishna who is seated on a cloud. Worshippers attend them in this scene, set against a mountainous background with elephants and monstrous serpents beneath. Some soiling is present, as well as a small tear on the left margin and a small loss at the bottom right, all visible in the photographs. The painting is done on thickened paper and measures 9-1/4" X 12"...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1900 item #1413655 (stock #121419A)
A large and exceptionally well-painted 19th century painting on paper of Krishna in repose, attended by a group of courtly ladies. The piece measures some 14-3/4" X 12". Please examine the photos carefully, as the piece has sustained old insect damage and is somewhat rough around the edges. Notwithstanding, quite a beautiful and rare example.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1837 VR item #1413619 (stock #121319A)
Oldbailey Antiques
$7,495.00
You are considering a rare Tibetan applique textile, depicting the powerful face of Mahakala, shown above a border of vajra (dorje) and a central skull. Aprons such as these were worn and danced in Tantric Buddhist festivals by masked and costumed lamas and holy men. This particular example measures 26" X 35" and is backed in a reddish-tan cotton plainweave which bears an inscription. The backing is, in my opinion, original to the piece and not a later addition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1900 item #1413604
DAY FINE ARTS
$250.00
Large Indian Pataka. 65x60 cm. Multi coloured on paper with small areas of text. Estimated to be 19th century. Can be viewed in central London and shipped worldwide.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1900 item #1413486 (stock #9081)
A large and very expressive painted wood mask of Kali,the most powerful form of Shakti.She is shown with a swollen red lapping tongue symbolizing her thirst for the blood of her enemies.She is also known as the devourer of time. India 19th C 20 1/2 inches H 10 inches W 8 inches Deep
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1800 item #1413484 (stock #186)
A very fine repousse bronze plaque of Bhairava,the wrathful manifestation of the Hindu deity Shiva. He is the conceptual antecedent to Vajrayana Buddhism's Mahakala. Nepal 17th-18th C 8 inches H. 6 3/8 inches W.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1837 VR item #1413450 (stock #1-1165)
Architectural element with an unusual decoration representing a bird with a human head. Wood, fine age patina. India, early 19th century, maybe earlier. Height: 18.8 cm. Very good condition. A rare piece.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre AD 1000 item #1413446 (stock #1500)
A very finely carved and rare pink sandstone panel of Buddhist lotus medallions India Mathura Kushan Period 80-375 AD 10 1/2 inches H 6 1/4 inches W With base 11 3/4 inches H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre AD 1000 item #1413443 (stock #1485)
St.George Gallery
$1,500.00
A very finely made heavy and dense clay head of a smiling Shiva from one of the earliest Indian dynasties. India 500 AD 6 1/2 inches H 4 1/2 inches W With base 9 inches H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1900 item #1413371
19th century Indian copper jaldhara patra - a ritual vessel for performing abhiseka - its whole body chased with overlapping peacock feathers. An abhiṣeka (anointment or ceremonial bathing) is conducted by priests by pouring libations on the image of the deity being worshipped, in this case peacock feathers identifying it as Karttikeya. Karttikeya (also known as Skanda) is the son of Shiva and Parvati, and thus the brother of Ganesha, and the peacock is his vahana (vehicle)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1800 item #1413369
18th century small Indian bronze votive sculpture of Ganesha seated on elaborate 8-pointed base with the usual attributes in his hands, his vehicle - a rat - crouching in front of him and a naga (cobra) with its body rising along the back of the piece and the hood protectively spread above his head. Ganesha is the remover of obstacles, and thus is invoked before any new undertaking...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1800 item #1413364
18th century Indian bronze chhappa (a tantric ritual stamp), its base leaving an imprint of a skull cup. The chhappas were used during tantric temple ceremonies to stamp the proscribed parts of the body such as the forehead, cheeks, shoulders, forearms and stomach with a paste of white (for Vaishnavites) or red (for Shaivites) sandalwood. The marks on the body provide a visual display of the adherent’s devotion and transfer the beneficence of the deity to the wearer...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1800 item #1413362
18th century Indian bronze chhappa (a tantric ritual stamp), its base leaving an imprint of satkona yantra surrounded by sun rays. Satkona is a hexagram used in mandalas and symbolizing the perfect meditative state of balance between Man and God, and if maintained, results in moksha /nirvana - a release from the bounds of the earthly world and its material trappings. It also represents the union of the male (triangle facing up) and female (triangle down) forms...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1900 item #1413282 (stock #1-1161)
Statue of a sitting protector, with squarish features, his hands in praying posture. Strongly eroded wood, with remnants of kaolin on some areas. Nepal, 19th C. Height: 39 cm. The statue is mounted on a custom stand. NOTE: collected in 1974 by its former owner.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1800 item #1413241 (stock #1543)
Dragon's Pearl
$4,500.00
Tibetan painted Zitan wood figure of a standing Padmapani Bodhisattva one of the many forms of Avalokitheshvara. Tibet or Nepal, 18th cent. His right hand lowered and extended in varadamudra while the left is raised in vitarkamudra. His face has a serene expression; he is wearing a dhoti, a scarf and jewels. The Bodhisattva only has been made of precious Zitan wood. Standing on a separate carved lotus base, behind him a flaming halo, both base and halo made of a different type of wood...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Pre 1900 item #1412995 (stock #4563)
A North Indian steel Katar, known as a push or punch dagger. 19th century.This form of weapon is found only in India and was considered to be a high status weapon.

Constructed from steel it is a very strong weapon. The chiseled blade widens in thickness towards the tip to strengthen it when used against chain mail or armour...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Pre 1900 item #1412994 (stock #4562)
A North Indian steel Katar, known as a push or punch dagger. 19th century.This form of weapon is found only in India and was considered to be a high status weapon.

Constructed from steel in one piece it is a very strong weapon. The deeply fullered blade widens in depth towards the tip to strengthen it when used against chain mail or armour.

Just over 40cm length, the blade is 24cm (and sharp!) Good condition. It has an old armourer’s brazed repair to one arm...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1900 item #1412795
Zentner Collection
$2,500.00
Antique Himalayan tall yak butter lamp. Made of hand hammered copper with gilt bronze applied details depicting Buddhist auspicious symbols. The butter would have melted and burned for a measured amount of time depending on the size and the amount in the lamp. A small hole in the bottom of the cup would have held a sort of wick to provide a long lasting light...