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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1289769 (stock #1-0892)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€1,900.00
A very finely cast statue of Bodhisattva Manjusri wearing diadem and formal attire, holding a book in his left hand, his right hand in argumentative posture. Manjusri is sitting cross-legged on an elevated lotus throne resting on the back of a stylized lion, itself standing on a rounded base. Bronze with dark-green patina. Traces of an original lacquering and gilding. China, early Ming Dynasty. Height: 6 1/4" (16 cm). Tiny part of diadem missing, otherwise very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1800 item #1205599 (stock #1-0762)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€1,800.00
Very old and important grotesque mask, with an accentuated grinning expression. Wood, traces of black pigments. Himalayan Region, Arunachal Pradesh, Monpa Sherdukpen Peoples, 18th century, probably earlier. Height: 11 1/8" (28 cm). The mask is mounted on a custom wood stand. Strong erosion, old insect infestation (no danger), otherwise good condition. Provenance: old American collection.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1492 item #1245842 (stock #1-0853)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€1,800.00
Sutra book cover carved all over its surface with, in the center, a Bhaisajyaguru Buddha ("The Master of Healing") sitting on a lotus throne in a niche, and Tibetan characters on the rest of the surface. On one side, a monster head surrounded with floral designs is carved. Wood with fine dark-brown glossy patina and remnants of red pigments. Tibet, 15th century. Length: 53.5 cm. Erosion and chips, otherwise good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Central Asian : Jewelry : Pre AD 1000 item #1366810 (stock #1-1052)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€1,800.00
Embossed pendant decorated with a scene depicting the attack of a lion on na bull. Two loops on top, adorned with glass or semi-precious stone inserts, allowed attachment to a necklace. 14 K gold, with remnants of soil encrustations. Graeco-Buddhist art, Gandhara, 1st to 3rd century. Height: 4.3 cm. Very good condition. NOTE: the decoration of this pendant is very similar to the one found on ancient Greek coins (see photo # 6 of a Greek silver coin).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1371691 (stock #1-1067)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€1,800.00
Small figurine finely cast in the shape of a human being in a crouching posture, with horn shaped hairdo. Bronze, with reddish-green patina. This particular object appears to be the support of a large bronze base, as shown on a picture of similar objects exhibited at the National Historical Museum in Beijing (cat. Bronzes, NHM, Beijing, 1995, no. 1037, p. 287), which we show on our last photograph. The piece dates back to the Warring States period (475-221 BC). Length: 4.4 cm. Height: 5.2 cm. Ve...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #1362859 (stock #1-1036)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€1,700.00
Statue of Buddhist god Wenshu --- also known as Bodhisattava Manjusri --- in formal attire, wearing diadem and jewelry, his hands holding the stem of lotus flowers resting on each shoulder, sitting in "bhadrasana" on his lion, the lion itself crouching on a stylised lotus base. Bronze, with encrusted dark green patina. China, late Yuan/early Ming dynasty. Height: 18.8 cm. Very good condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Wood : Pre 1940 item #996535 (stock #1-0615)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€1,500.00
Face mask, with a cylindrical coiffe presenting a small relief in its middle of what seems to be a head and raised arms surrounded by geometric design, with a protruding forehead, pierced through sunken eyes, long nose in relief, pierced through mouth showing teeth, long chin. Wood, with remnants of polychrome pigments, aged patina. South-East Asia, Laos, early 20th century. Height: 12 1/2" (32 cm). The mask is nicely mounted on a custom metal stand. Obvious signs of great age, strong erosion, o...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1198743 (stock #1-0750)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€1,500.00
Statue of Buddha Amithaba in meditating posture, sitting cross-legged on a lotus throne. Gilt wood. China, 18th century. Height: 17 1/4" (43,5 cm. Several chips, otherwise good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #1215311 (stock #1-0782)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€1,500.00
Small statue of Kuan Yin, in formal attire, sitting in "rajalila asana" (king's posture) on a highly stylized lion, itself resting on a lotus base. Bronze, with large remnants of lacquering and gold paint, nice green patina. China, early Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Height: 6 1/4" (15,8 cm). Chip at the back of the base, small loss on the diadem, otherwise very good condition. A truly beautiful casting.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1920 item #1358390 (stock #1-1017)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€1,500.00
Rare shaman's mask of square shape, with openwork horns, eyes and mouth, moon shaped scarifications on the cheeks and small round ears. Wood, with dark-brown patina. Nepal, early 20th century. Height: 28 cm. The mask is nicely mounted on a custom stand. Good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Central Asian : Jewelry : Pre 1492 item #1363520 (stock #1-1039)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€1,500.00
Embossed pendant decorated with two figures of deities, one male wearing a dhoti and the other, a female, entirely naked, each with an aureola, standing in front of what seems to be an altar. A loop on top allowed attachment to a necklace. 14 K gold, with remnants of soil encrustations. Graeco-Buddhist art, Gandhara, 1st to 3rd century. Height: 5.5 cm. Lower part slightly bent (no damage), otherwise very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Wood : Pre 1837 VR item #1369809 (stock #1-1058)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€1,500.00
Finely carved mask representing a demon, with expressive features, a protruding forehead bearing a third eye, protruding eyes, beaked nose, open mouth showing teeth. Wood, with remnants of polychrome painting. China, Qing Dynasty, early 19th century or earlier. Height: 23 cm. The mask,is nicely mounted on a custom stand. Old accidents and insect infestations (no danger), otherwise good condition. A very rare piece.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Snuff Bottles : Pre 1900 item #1375204 (stock #1-1077)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€1,500.00
Well hollowed shadow agate snuff bottle, of classical shape, with a "tao tie" mask in relief on each shoulder. The stopper is made of coral, turquoise and silver with a felt base. The spoon is made of iron. The piece dates back to the Qing Dynasty, 19th century. Its height: 6.4 cm without stopper. Its total height: 8.2 cm. Excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1492 item #1401332 (stock #1-1148)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€1,500.00
A fine pair of gilt bronze appliques, possibly belt or harness fittings, of square shape, with well cast relief decorations of musicians sitting cross-legged and playing the flute and what seems to be a lute. China, Liao Dynasty (916-1125). Height:3.1 cm. Very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Central Asian : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1412286 (stock #1-1157)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€1,500.00
Bronze statue of Bodhisattva Padmapani, standing, wearing diadem and dhoti. Right arm, left hand and feet missing. Fine patina. Gandhara Civilisation 1st to 3rd century. Height: 23,6 cm. The statue is nicely mounted on a custom stand.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1837 VR item #1215309 (stock #1-0781)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€1,300.00
Head of Bhairava with a fierce expression, wearing a crown of skulls, with flying hair. A small opening in the mouth allowed the insertion of a pipe (now gone), through which consecrated beer was flowing. Two loops at the back for attachment. Wood, with traces of red ritual material. Nepal, 19th century, maybe earlier. Height: 13" (33 cm). The head is nicely mounted on a custom metal stand. Very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #660111 (stock #1-0446)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€1,200.00
Statue of crowned Buddha, in royal attire, his hands in "bhumisparsa mudra" (taking the Earth as a witness of the veracity of his sayings), sitting cross-legged on a tall throne. A hole at the top of the crown suggests the presence originally of a finial, now gone, while a hole at the back means that the statue was held firmly in a niche via a tenon. Marble, with numerous remnants of the original pigments. Burma, 17th century. Height: 10 1/4" (26,5 cm). Despite chips in some areas and obvious si...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Wood : Pre 1837 VR item #963231 (stock #1-0602)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€1,200.00
Nuo theater mask representing the smiling Tudigong, the god of the soil and of cereals in ancient Chinese mythology, wearing a formal cap. Wood, with traces of lacquer, fine dark patina. China, early 19th century, maybe older. Height: 11 1/4" (28,5 cm). The mask is nicely mounted on a custom metal stand. Old local restorations from top to bottom, otherwise good condition.