Burmese Silver Buddha, crafted of sheet silver over a composite clay core, depicted in padmasana with the hands in the bhumisparsa mudra seated on top of a two tiered base with edge incised decoration, the etched decoration on the image includes simple robes, brief facial features, circlets for the hair, extended ears (right missing) and usnisa. Fine condition. 19th Century. 7-1/8” High.
Extremely Fine Majapahit Carved Tuff stone Court Ladys Head . The head is so well done it appears to be a molded piece but under a loop you can see the tool marks from hand carving. Heavy earth smell from extended burial. No losses or damage other then the loss of her body. Custom copper stand. Head is 5" by 4" by 5" overall height 10.5 "
Majapahit Tuff Stone Carved Head of A Court Lady, incredible carving and detail no repairs or restoration , nice mahogany base. Heavy earth smell from long burial. Head size 4" by 3.5" by 2.5" Height on stand is 9"
Majapahit Carved Tuff Stone head of a Royal Court Lady exceptionally well carved and in great condition other than the loss of her body. Such fine facial details it would be hard to find a better example. Mounted on a mahogany wood plinth the head size is 2" bu 2" over all height 6"
Old Taoist ritual mask from the Yao/Mien ethnic group (most likely Thailand or Laos). Condition as pictured, circa 1950. According to Jess Pourrete in his book on the Yao these were used to secure protection from the Gods when travelling or going on hunting expeditions in the mountains. H: 24cm/9.5in and W: 14.5cm/5.8in.
Ancient Thai Mon Period Lacquered and gilded Stucco Buddhist Head. The over life-size head is believed to be that of a temple guardian figure. The sculpture was split from ear to ear when we acquired it and had it restored to museum quality the gold is original only the left lower cheek was redone . The head was built around a brick wrapped is a gauze textile . We had the sculpture mounted on a Lucite stand
A Burmese Buddha revered for healing the spirit as well as the body holds a pot containing the water of long life. Ornamentation is especially dramatic, with a high spired crown and the lavish use of a Burmese lacquer process called thayo on the robes to represent elaborate embroidery. The cape is flared at the sides giving the figure a striking silhouette. Small applications of gold leaf added by the devout when a Buddha is displayed add interest to the dark brown teakwood carving...
Head of a funeral statue, carved from wood, in the typical aesthetic style of the Batak sculpture. Fine age patina. Indonesia, Sumatra Island, Batak ethnic group. Height: 30 cm. Obvious signs of wear and age, otherwise good condition. A rather scarce object.
Pair of large South East Asian carved stone temple pieces, each pagoda-form and each with four interior Buddha's, Early Cambodian style, but probably Thai. Size: 30” ht. x 14” x 14” x 14”
Royal Ayutthaya Crown Buddha in Bronze matching closely to a Buddha head in the Walters Museum collection. The standing Buddha cast in solid bronze with green glass insets there are a few red cabochon gems remaining but most have been removed. Slight losses to the front skirt attachments. Beautiful piece of antique Buddhist art. Size of figure H 35" W 10.5" weight approximately 65 pounds
Lifesize Ayutthaya Stucco and Gold Leaf Buddha Temple head, beautiful piece early period. Layers of gold from years of regilding , these are some areas with wasp nest between some of the hair points. Museum mounted . Size H 14" H on stand 20" depth 9"
Antique- Sukhothai Gilt Bronze Walking temple Buddha, mounted to a 1960s wood base the arm having a lead export stamp from Thailand , collected in the 60s. Good condition for its age. Size bronze 25" including base H 31" D 12"
Indonesian wood Pegasus carving wit detachable wings head and tail and is strung to hang, the piece is in good condition with a little damage to one ear (bad puppy 1980s) . Size 33" by 27"
This well carved teak Burmese Buddha is peaceful and elegant. The finely modeled face and lavishly decorated robe are lightly touched with a subtle gold wash applied over a thin base of reddish lacquer, allowing the wood grain to show through. Edging on the robe and a body decoration that swirls across the right shoulder and down the arm are impressive examples of Burmese expertise with thayo, a mixture of lacquer and powdered bone or ash that dries to the hardness of wood...
Wonderfully carved wooden Lanna Thai animal, the hole in the mouth and lightly incised symbol underneath the base indicate this was meant to be a “lucky charm” or fetish of sorts. H: 7.5cm/3in and W: 4.8cm/1.9in.
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.
This sitting Mandalay Buddha is an outstanding example of the fine skill of Burmese artisans in using thayo. The opulent robe with intricate frills and edging, the figure's tightly curled hair and well defined lotus throne were created using thayo, a mixture of lacquer and bone ash that dries to the hardness of wood. The figure's erect posture adds to the sculpture's aura of settled elegance. Carving of on the hands and feet is carefully modeled and realistic...
Small statue of an ancestor or protecting deity, wearing a ceremonial cap, holding a sort of square box with both hands and standing on a rounded base. Wood, light brown patina. Indonesia, Moluccas Archipelago. Height: 13 1/2" (34 cm). Strong erosion and old accidents due to old age. Ex. Old French collection. A rare piece.