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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1800 item #1412247
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$32.00
Listed Price $40.00
18th century Indian bronze chhappa (a tantric ritual stamp), its base leaving an imprint of several sacred objects including footprints and conch shell. 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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1800 item #1422633
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$52.00
Listed Price $65.00
18th century Indian bronze chhappa (a tantric ritual stamp), its base leaving an imprint of a sacred script related to a deity, usually Vishnu or Shiva. 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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1800 item #1412246
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$32.00
Listed Price $40.00
18th century Indian bronze chhappa (a tantric ritual stamp), its base leaving an imprint of a sacred script related to a deity, usually Vishnu or Shiva. 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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1800 item #1422632
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$48.00
Listed Price $60.00
18th century Indian bronze chhappa (a tantric ritual stamp), its base leaving an imprint of a shankha - a conch shell which is a sacred emblem of the Lord Vishnu. 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 benefic...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1800 item #1413364
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$48.00
Listed Price $60.00
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. Finial-shaped top, perfora...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1800 item #1412251
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$48.00
Listed Price $60.00
18th century Indian bronze chhappa (a tantric ritual stamp), its base leaving an imprint of a peacock feather. 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. Finial-shaped top, p...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1800 item #1422631
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$48.00
Listed Price $60.00
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. The stamps were used during tantri...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1800 item #1413362
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$36.00
Listed Price $45.00
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. The stamps were used during tantri...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1900 item #1423957
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$476.00
Listed Price $595.00
18th century votive Indian bronze sculpture depicting bare breasted goddess Durga sitting on a raised base and holding various implements in her 8 arms. This particular form of the goddess is called Mahishasuramardini and is recognizable by the number of her arms. Durga is the warrior goddess, whose mythology centers around combating evil and demonic forces that threaten peace, prosperity and dharma of the good. She is the fierce form of the protective mother goddess, willing to unleash her ange...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1800 item #1422634
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$180.00
Listed Price $225.00
Uncommon 18th century or earlier Indian bronze jaldhara patra - a ritual vessel for performing rudrabhiseka - its spout surrounded by 5 heads of the Nandi bull. An abhiṣeka (anointment or ceremonial bathing) is conducted by priests by pouring libations on the image of the deity being worshipped, in this case Nandi heads identifying it as Shiva, this particular ceremony named rudrabhiseka and being performed on Shiva lingams. The vessel is suspended by its narrower neck under the upper lip, a l...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1800 item #1406739
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$180.00
Listed Price $225.00
18th century small votive South Indian bronze sculpture of Balakrishna (dancing Krishna) with his right leg raised, holding a butter ball in his right hand, and his left arm outstretched. Excellent casting and detailing, very gracious and dynamic posture. Beautiful bronze, wonderful devotional wear and patina. Height 2 9/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1837 VR item #1400152
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$120.00
Listed Price $150.00
Unusual 18th/19th century small votive Indian bronze sculpture of Nandi - the vehicle of Shiva, or sometimes considered to be a form of Shiva himself. It rests in its usual position wearing rich trappings surrounded by numerous offerings. Very neat casting and detailing, great patina, compressed dust in crevices and traces of sandalwood paste used during worship, bottom is covered with red paste. Very good devotional object, wonderful feel of age to the piece. Length 1 3/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1837 VR item #1391398
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$128.00
Listed Price $160.00
18th/19th century small votive Indian bronze sculpture of Nandi - the vehicle of Shiva, or sometimes considered to be a form of Shiva himself. It rests in its usual position wearing rich trappings in front of a Shiva lingam altar, and there is a pile of offerings by his raised foot. Very neat casting and detailing, great patina, compressed dust in crevices and traces of sandalwood paste used during worship. Very good devotional object, wonderful feel of age to the piece. Length 2 1/2 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1800 item #1378827
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$156.00
Listed Price $195.00
Late 18th to early 19th century Indian bronze votive sculpture of Ganesha sitting on a base, cast in the Indian state of Maharashtra. 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. Very good casting with nice thinly cast base, beautiful warm patina, overall in very good condition for a votive piece. Wonderful feel of age produced by signs of d...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1800 item #1392035
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$156.00
Listed Price $195.00
18th century small votive Indian bronze sculpture of Vishnu sitting with one foot pendant on high lotus base, many-headed naga (cobra) with its hood stretched protectively over his head, and holding Lakshmi on his left knee (usual name for this grouping is Lakshmi-Narayana). His hand is in abhaya (no fear) mudra, while Lakshmi is holding lotus flower in her hand. Beautiful casting and detailing of bronze with high copper contents, great patina, wonderful devotional wear on the front. Height 2 1/...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1800 item #1412305
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$180.00
Listed Price $225.00
18th century small votive Indian bronze sculpture depicting the mother goddess Durga cutting off the head of Buffalo Demon Mahishasura, with her vehicle - a roaring lion - under her right foot. Durga is the most powerful female deity in the Hindu pantheon. She has bladed weapons symbolic of the attributes of all the gods given to her to slay the demon in her three hands, and holds the severed head of the demon by its hair with the fourth. Great bronze with wonderful casting and detailing, beauti...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1800 item #1406740
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$200.00
Listed Price $250.00
18th century votive Indian bronze sculpture depicting the mother goddess Durga slaying the buffalo demon, with her foot resting on the back of her vehicle - a roaring lion, and there is a figure of a seated devotee facing the goddess. Durga is the most powerful female deity in the Hindu pantheon. She has a spear in one front hand, and is grabbing the hair of Buffalo Demon Mahishasura with the other. In her back hands Durga holds various weapons symbolic of the attributes of all the gods given to...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1800 item #1400156
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$180.00
Listed Price $225.00
18th century Indian bronze votive sculpture of standing male and female deities with prabhavali behind them. Most probably it is Bhairava accompanied by Parvati. Govinda Bhairava is a syncretic form of Vishnu and Shiva. Three hands are holding Vishnu’s attributes (chakra, shankha and gada) and the lower hand is holding what looks like a begging bowl, which is the attribute of Shiva, Parvati also holds a begging bowl. Wonderful bronze with good casting and detailing, nice patina, traces of sand...