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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1383524 (stock #4272)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$200.00
Rare small sandstone head of the Buddha, circa 1000-1200CE mounted on museum quality stand. This has the classic broad features of a Mon/Dvarati image, some damage to nose. H: 4.1cm/1.6in, total H: (with stand)8.8bm/3.6in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1382319 (stock #4260)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$250.00
Buddhist grey pottery “lotus petal” offering jar circa 1200/1300CE with Chinese Zodiac, human figures and vajra impressed pattern. Excellent condition, no damage. This is from the independent Dali Kingdom which was centered in Yunnan Province. These were not used as “bone ash” reliquaries but were found in connection with tombs sometimes containing small offerings such as beads, gilt bronze objects or bits of paper with writing. H: 27cm/10.6in and D: 17cm/6.7in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1960 item #1381951 (stock #4251)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$400.00
Collection of five cigarette silver lighters from the 1950s and 1960s. With Buddhist iconography they all work but have a minor dings and knocks consistent with age. These were made in Bangkok, Thailand- it is worth noting, this standard of craftsmanship is no longer being done. Please note that they cannot be sent via airmail as they are viewed by “some governments” as incendiary devices (ahem). Allow 8 to 12 weeks delivery as they will have be sent via surface mail, or I can just...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1381736 (stock #4243)
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$80.00
Quirky Chinese God circ late Qing to republic. Created in the classic style with a thin layer of gesso and overlay of red and black lacquer with traces of gold leaf. Seated in a “horse shoe” chair he possesses a stern demeanor. Some dame to one foot and the arms are missing from the chair. H: 19cm/7.5in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1381732 (stock #4242)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$400.00
Fine old large votive plaque (saccha) from the classic Pagan era circa 1100-1200 CE. This molded clay piece with a deep inset image of the Buddha flanked by 9 stupas on each side and a three lined Nagari script dedication at the bottom. Very good detail for a piece of this age with a couple of chips on the right side. H: 18cm/7in and W: 11.5cm/4.5in. Please not last enlargement is a reference from the Taisei Gallery Catalogue- Ancient Buddhist Art from Burma.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Ceramics : Pre AD 1000 item #1381612 (stock #4238)
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$200.00
Rare Buddhist votive terra cotta plaque, circa 10-12th century, most likely Mon culture. Very interesting iconography with the Buddha seated on a lotus supported by two Brahma (Nandi) bulls and central Ganesha head. He is surrounded by a dotted nimbus on his torso, with a flaming one around his head, seated beneath a Bo tree Condition as pictured, the facial features are still legible, on the back, lines have been carved to represent the leaf of a Bo tree as well as an incised but ille...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1381492 (stock #4234)
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$200.00
Terra cotta votive Buddhist plaque probably from Sri Ksetra (Prome) circa 7th to 9th CE. He is seated in the virasana pose and making the dharmamcackra mudra gesture. See #3 enlargement for reference. H: 7.9cm/3.1in and W: 6.4in/2.5in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1380448 (stock #4231)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$150.00
Unusual Lao Buddha depicted in bhumiparsa mudra and “Royal Attire”. Traces of original red and black lacquer with a more recent application of gold leaf. This was carved by rural people as a means of giving thanks, making merit or making a wish. Carved from teak they date circa late 19th- early 20th century. Condition as pictured. H: 28cm/11.2in and W: 9.5cm/3.8in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1380090 (stock #4226)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
Sold to Japan
Old Lao Buddha depicted in typical bhumiparsa mudra. Traces of original red and black lacquer with a more recent application of gold leaf. These were carved by rural people as a means of giving thanks, making merit or making a wish. Carved from teak they date circa late 19th- early 20th century. Condition as pictured. H: 29cm/11.3in and W: 10.3cm/4in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1379733 (stock #4218)
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$900.00
Fine Tang zhenmushou tomb guardian. These were interred in the vault and meant to subdue evil and protect the deceased. This fantastic creature, like the Western Chimera, were composite animals having the stripes and fierce countenance of a tiger and hooves like a deer. Most of the pigments appear to be original, with rare traces of gold applied to the sides of the chest and nose. The “spikes” on the side have been repaired with the probability of more on the body. H: 30cm/11.8in a...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Architectural Elements : Pre AD 1000 item #1378913 (stock #4206)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$220.00
Good Tang Dynasty gray clay brick depicting “Atlas” type figure seated on a lotus blossom I was in Taxila once and saw similar figures which to my mind illustrates the Greco/Roman influence in Tang art. The lotus shows indicates an obvious Buddhist connection. This is painted with “stucco”, and in good condition with no damage. W: 14.5cm/5.8in and H: 17.7cm/7in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1378457 (stock #4196)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$500.00
Unusual stone carving of the Dharmapala- Mahakala manifested as Gugyi Gompo- the protector of the tent. This piece was sourced in Qinghai Province (formerly known as Amdo), China about 20 years ago and is circa 18th to 19th Century, but most likely is of Nepali origin. H: 16cm/6.5in and W: 7.8cm/3.1in (not including stand). There are remnants of a “peg” carved beneath the plinth indicating this was part of a temple ensemble rather then a personal votive image.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1960 item #1377265 (stock #4169)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$80.00
Quirky “Sai Sin” thread holder. Sai Sin chord is a type of religious blessing conferred on one usually after you have made a donation to a temple, by a monk. If you have ever been to Thailand and have seen people with bits of string tied around their wrist- this is what it’s about. This came from a Buddhist temple in Northern Thailand and is around 50 or 60 years old. L: 41cm/16in and W: 31cm/12in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1377082 (stock #4166)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
SOLD
Yao ritual iron dagger with rattle used to ward off evil by Yao/Mien Taoist priests. Late 19th century to early 20th century. Please note last two enlargements, there appear to be some indistinct Chinese characters engraved on the blade- probably the owner’s name or an auspicious wish. L: 50cm/19.5in
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Jewelry : Pre 1910 item #1376983 (stock #4163)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$150.00
Set of Qing Dynasty silver repoussé Chinese child’s hat ornaments. Very sweet little collection of 5 Budai and a lions face. Budai H: 2.9cm/1.1in and W: 2cm/o.8in and lion face D: 4.4cm/1.7in. The lion face has missing enamel on one ear. Free shipping via Hong Kong Registered Airmail.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1970 item #1376795 (stock #4160)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$170.00
Graceful vintage Lanna Thai wood carving of a deer. The deer is a significant theme in Thai temples because of Buddha’s first teaching was at Sarnath (Deer Park). This has a wonderful grain and dignified expression on the face. Actual length of the carving is 23cm/9in and H: 27cm/10.6in. Included are later made antlers and a simple stand which will be disassembled when shipped.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1960 item #1376683 (stock #4156)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$500.00
Nice ensemble of three Nepali phurbus (ritual dagger). These were acquired in the 1990s and are circa 50 years (or older). Dimensions are noted in enlargement #4. All are in good condition- the middle one has an iron tip.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1376679 (stock #4155)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$500.00
Rare, circa early to mid 20th century carved wooden mask designed to be placed on or above a door to ward off evil spirits, in the animist Taoist tradition. This was made by a minority ethnic group in Southern China (Miao or Tujia) and is similar in style to Nuo masks although this was never meant to be worn. H: 42.5cm/16.8 in and W: 29cm/11.5in. This is a very impressive piece with a fierce demeanor. The nose is damaged, a minor crack and the odd bug hole, here and there.