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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre AD 1000 item #1392785 (stock #1-1120)
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Square shaped seal with incised design representing a humped bull facing left, surmounted by a three character inscription. Indus Valley civilisation, ca. 3000 B.C. Height: 3.6 cm. Slight abrasion, otherwise very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1392845 (stock #1-1121)
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Mosaic glass pendant in the shape of a bearded head, surmounted by a large loop for attachment to a necklace. Phenicia, or Carthage, archaic period, 350 to 200 B.C. Height: 6.1 cm. Barely visible old accident, superbly restored, otherwise very good condition. NOTE: similar pendants are shown in the Antique Glass Collection of the Louvre Museum in Paris. Publications: "Les verres antiques du Musee du Louvre", Louvre Editions, Paris 2011.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Central Asian : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1394986 (stock #1-1134)
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Rectangular box, made of silver alloy, with an embossed decoration representing, on each side, one or two Buddhas sitting cross-legged in meditation posture, surrounded by floral design. Graeco-Buddhist art, Gandhara period, ca. 3rd century. Height: 10 cm. Length: 18.2 cm. Width: 9.4 cm. A few tiny dents (no damage) otherwise very good condition. A rare piece.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Central Asian : Pre AD 1000 item #1399631 (stock #1-1146)
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Buddhist Stupa mounted on an elephant. The stupa is composed of four parts which were carved separately in rock crystal. Graeco-Buddhist art, Gandhara, ca. 3rd century. Height: 8.8 cm. Old accident locally restored, otherwise very good condition. A rare piece.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1960 item #1195815 (stock #1-0736)
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Fine female figure, with typical hairdo, hands on breasts, scarifications on face, breasts and abdomen, bent legs, standing on rounded base. Wood, nice dark-brown patina. Africa, Ivory Coast, Baule Peoples. height: 18" (45 cm). Very good condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1930 item #1206246 (stock #1-0766)
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Head of funerary statue or effigy, of minimalist shape. Weathered wood, with shell eyes. Indonesia, South Sulawesi, Toraja Peoples. Height: 12" (30 cm). The head is nicely mounted on a custom metal stand. Very good condition. NOTE 1: The Toraja have this particularly interesting tradition of carving in wood funerary images of the deceased. These figures are kept in galleries or balconies beside the coffins in which high-ranking or noble or wealthy people are buried. NOTE 2: Publications: "The El...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #1221974 (stock #1-0805)
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Opium lamp inserted in a sort of cylindrical cage. A chain attached to the top of the cage allows an easy transportation of the lamp. The lamp can entirely be taken to pieces (see photo). Brass and glass. China, 19th century. Height: 6 5/8" (17 cm). Very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1289604 (stock #1-0891)
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Small altar ("zushi" in Japanese) made of wood, lacquered in black outside, gilt inside. The locking system as well as the hinges are made of beautifully decorated bronze. The altar contains a gilt wood statue of Buddha sitting cross-legged in meditation posture on an elevated throne backed by an aureola. Japan, 19th century. Total height: 8" (20,5 cm). Flaked lacquer at the base, otherwise very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1837 VR item #755543 (stock #1-0543)
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Small statue of a Zen master, in monk's robes, in praying posture, sitting cross-legged on an elevated rectangular platform. Lacquered and gilt wood. Japan, 19th century. Height: 4 6/8" (12 cm). Lacquering and gilding flaked in some areas, otherwise very good condition. NOTE: the statue may represent Nichiren-shonin (most probably), or Kobo-daishi, but we have not been able to identify it precisely.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1837 VR item #1267229 (stock #1-0880)
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Small statue of Hindu goddess Annapurna sitting on a square throne and holding a ritual spoon with both hands. Very well defined features. Bronze, with dark green patina. India, 19th century. Height: 1 3/4" (4,5 cm). Very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1800 item #1135646 (stock #1-0677)
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Five-tier inro made of paulownia decorated with a red and black lacquer design of chrysanthemums, with remnants of the original gilding. wood ojime in the shape of a human skull, simple wood netsuke carved in to a circle. Japan, 18th century. Height 3" (7,5 cm). Overall wear due to age, otherwise good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1800 item #1168066 (stock #1-0688)
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A superb gilt iron plate chiseled in the shape of a coiled dragon surrounded by clouds. Four coral inlays inside. Tibet, 18th century. The piece is nicely mounted on a custom stand. Length: 6 1/4" (16 cm). Height: 3 1/2" (9 cm). Very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1800 item #1173891 (stock #1-0698)
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Finely cast phurpa, showing, from top to bottom: three deitiy heads, then a "dorje", then a "makara" head swallowing snakes, surmounting the triple blade. Bronze, dark green patina in the recesses. Tibet, 18th century. Height: 8 1/16" (20,6 cm). The piece is nicely mounted on a custom metal stand. Obvious signs of great age, otherwise good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1800 item #1187644 (stock #1-0710)
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Statue of Kubera, the God of Wealth and Prosperity, wearing diadem and formal attire, sitting on a dais. The god holds the Buddhist umbrella in his right hand, while he holds the mongoose that spits the jewels in his left hand. The statue is made of gilt copper, with a nice green and reddish patina in the recesses. Tibet, 18th century. Height: 4 7/8" (12,3 cm). Very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1800 item #1207617 (stock #1-0772)
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Lobe shaped samurai sword guard ("tsuba"), with e relief deigns on obverse side of two monkeys playing on rocks, and on reverse side of a man offering food to a monkey. Bronze, fine reddish green patina. The tsuba is signed. Japan, mid Edo period. Height: 3 1/8" (8 cm). Good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1800 item #1207769 (stock #1-0775)
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Statue of Buddha Amitabha (or "Amitayus"), wearing diadem and sitting cross-legged on a double lotus throne. Amitabha holds a vase containing the nectar of immortality on his lap. Gilt bronze, the face itself is cold-gilt. Tibet, 18th century. Height: 6 1/4" (16 cm). Gilding partly eroded, otherwise very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1800 item #1234127 (stock #1-0833)
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Disk decorated inside with carved geometric and interlaced designs. White jade, with rusty spots. China, Qing Dynasty period or earlier. Diameter: 3" (7,5 cm). Very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1700 item #1135875 (stock #1-0681)
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Small statue of a Hindu goddess (maybe Lakshmi, the wife of Visnu), wearing tiara and dhoti and sitting, with her hands in appeasing posture. Bronze, dark-green patina in the recesses. India, 17th century, maybe earlier. Height: 3 5/8" (9,2 cm). Strong erosion due to its great age, otherwise good condition.