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All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Pre 1950 item #723085 (stock #1-0506)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€135.00
"Ancient India", Bulletin of the Archeological Survey of India, number 3, January 1947. Published by the Manager of Publications, Delhi. Printed by the Baptist Mission Press, Calcutta. 8 3/8"x10 11/16" (21,5x27 cm). 150 pages. Numerous drawings, maps and photos. A series of articles on the archeology of India, Afghanistan and Pakistan, by British field experts, published in the mid forties to the early sixties. Contents described on cover (see photo 1). Worn but good condition.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Pre 1950 item #723089 (stock #1-0507)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€250.00
"Ancient India", Bulletin of the Archeological Survey of India, number 4, double number, July 1947 - January 1948. Published by the Archeological Survey of India, New Delhi. Printed by the Baptist Mission Press, Calcutta. 8 3/8"x10 11/16" (21,5x27 cm). 321 pages. Numerous drawings, maps and photos. A series of articles on the archeology of India, Afghanistan and Pakistan, by British and Indian field experts, published in the mid forties to the early sixties. Contents described on cover (see pho...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Pre 1950 item #723092 (stock #1-0508)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€100.00
"Ancient India", Bulletin of the Archeological Survey of India, number 5, January 1947 - January 1949. Edited and published by the Director General of Archaeology in India, New Delhi. Printed by the Baptist Mission Press, Calcutta. 8 3/8"x10 11/16" (21,5x27 cm). 113 pages. Numerous drawings, maps and photos. A series of articles on the archeology of India, Afghanistan and Pakistan, by British and Indian field experts, published in the mid forties to the early sixties. Contents described on cover...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Pre 1960 item #723099 (stock #1-0509)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€95.00
"Ancient India", Bulletin of the Archeological Survey of India, number 7, January 1951 - January 1949. Edited and published by the Director General of Archaeology in India, New Delhi. Printed by the Job Press Ltd., Kanpur. 8 3/8"x10 11/16" (21,5x27 cm). 85 pages. Numerous drawings, maps and photos. A series of articles on the archeology of India, Afghanistan and Pakistan, by British and Indian field experts, published in the mid forties to the early sixties. Contents described on cover (see phot...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Pre 1960 item #723442 (stock #1-0510)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€100.00
"Ancient India", Bulletin of the Archeological Survey of India, number 8, Year 1952. Edited and published by the Director General of Archaeology in India, New Delhi. Printed by the Job Press Ltd., Kanpur. 8 3/8"x10 11/16" (21,5x27 cm). 85 pages. Numerous drawings, maps and photos. A series of articles on the archeology of India, Afghanistan and Pakistan, by British and Indian field experts, published in the mid forties to the early sixties. Contents described on cover (see photo 1). Worn but goo...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Pre 1960 item #723444 (stock #1-0511)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€300.00
"Ancient India", Bulletin of the Archeological Survey of India, number 9, Year 1953. Special Jubilee Number reviewing the 1902-1952 period. Edited and published by the Director General of Archaeology in India, New Delhi. Printed by the Job Press Ltd., Kanpur. 8 3/8"x10 11/16" (21,5x27 cm). 249 pages and 122 plates. Numerous drawings, maps and photos. A series of articles on the archeology of India, Afghanistan and Pakistan, by British and Indian field experts, published in the mid forties to the...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Pre 1960 item #723446 (stock #1-0512)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€50.00
"Ancient India", Bulletin of the Archeological Survey of India, number 10 and 11, Years 1954 and 1955. Edited and published by the Director General of Archaeology in India, New Delhi. Printed by the Job Press Ltd., Kanpur. 8 3/8"x10 11/16" (21,5x27 cm). 193 pages. Numerous drawings, maps and photos. A series of articles on the archeology of India, Afghanistan and Pakistan, by British and Indian field experts, published in the mid forties to the early sixties. Contents described on cover (see pho...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Pre 1960 item #723448 (stock #1-0513)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€100.00
"Ancient India", Bulletin of the Archeological Survey of India, number 12, Year 1956. Edited and published by the Director General of Archaeology in India, New Delhi. Printed by the Job Press Ltd., Kanpur. 8 3/8"x10 11/16" (21,5x27 cm). 118 pages. Numerous drawings, maps and photos. A series of articles on the archeology of India, Afghanistan and Pakistan, by British and Indian field experts, published in the mid forties to the early sixties. Contents described on cover (see photo 1). Worn but g...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Pre 1960 item #723452 (stock #1-0514)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€125.00
"Ancient India", Bulletin of the Archeological Survey of India, number 13, Year 1957. Edited and published by the Director General of Archaeology in India, New Delhi. Printed by the Job Press Ltd., Kanpur. 8 3/8"x10 11/16" (21,5x27 cm). 145 pages. Numerous drawings, maps and photos. A series of articles on the archeology of India, Afghanistan and Pakistan, by British and Indian field experts, published in the mid forties to the early sixties. Contents described on cover (see photo 1). Back sligh...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Pre 1960 item #723455 (stock #1-0515)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€125.00
"Ancient India", Bulletin of the Archeological Survey of India, number 14, Year 1958. Edited and published by the Director General of Archaeology in India, New Delhi. Printed by the Job Press Ltd., Kanpur. 8 3/8"x10 11/16" (21,5x27 cm). 143 pages. Numerous drawings, maps and photos. A series of articles on the archeology of India, Afghanistan and Pakistan, by British and Indian field experts, published in the mid forties to the early sixties. Contents described on cover (see photo 1). Back sligh...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Pre 1960 item #723457 (stock #1-0516)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€100.00
"Ancient India", Bulletin of the Archeological Survey of India, number 15, Year 1959. Edited and published by the Director General of Archaeology in India, New Delhi. Printed by the Job Press Ltd., Kanpur. 8 3/8"x10 11/16" (21,5x27 cm). 99 pages. Numerous drawings, maps and photos. A series of articles on the archeology of India, Afghanistan and Pakistan, by British and Indian field experts, published in the mid forties to the early sixties. Contents described on cover (see photo 1). Back slight...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Pre 1970 item #723459 (stock #1-0517)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€95.00
"Ancient India", Bulletin of the Archeological Survey of India, number 17, Year 1961. Edited and published by the Director General of Archaeology in India, New Delhi. Printed by the Job Press Ltd., Kanpur. 8 3/8"x10 11/16" (21,5x27 cm). 85 pages. Numerous drawings, maps and photos. A series of articles on the archeology of India, Afghanistan and Pakistan, by British and Indian field experts, published in the mid forties to the early sixties. Contents described on cover (see photo 1). Back slight...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Pre 1970 item #723461 (stock #1-0518)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€275.00
"Ancient India", Bulletin of the Archeological Survey of India, numbers 18 and 19, Years 1962 and 1963. Edited and published by the Director General of Archaeology in India, New Delhi. Printed by the Job Press Ltd., Kanpur. 8 3/8"x10 11/16" (21,5x27 cm). 250 pages. Numerous drawings, maps and photos. A series of articles on the archeology of India, Afghanistan and Pakistan, by British and Indian field experts, published in the mid forties to the early sixties. Contents described on cover (see ph...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Pre 1990 item #724760 (stock #1-0521)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€100.00
"Marvels of Buddhist Art, Alchi-Ladakh", text by Pratapaditya Pal, photographs by Lionel Fournier. Published by Ravi Kumar Publisher. Printed by Walker Print (H.K.) Ltd. Hong Kong. This 1988 edition is limited to 1500 copies. Hard cover, dust jacket. Quarto, black cloth, gilt lettering on spine, gilt design on front board, color plates throughout. Excellent condition. Note: seen by few visitors until recently, the monastic complex of Alchi, nestled in a beautiful valley in the Ladakh Himalayas...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Pre 1990 item #725004 (stock #1-0522)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€225.00
"Buddhist Book Illuminations", by Pratapaditya Pal and Julia Meech-Pekarik. Published by Ravi Kumar Publishers. Printed by Walker Print (Far East) Ltd. Hong Kong. This 1988 edition is limited to 400 copies. This copy is number 161. 339 pages. Hard cover in slipcase. Large quarto, red cloth, gilt lettering on spine, gilt design on front board, numerous illustrations in black and white (130) and in color (108). Excellent condition. Note 1: Handwritten and hand-printed, books have played an impor...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Pre 1970 item #734885 (stock #1-0526)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€30.00
"Indian Art". Edited by Sir Richard Winstedt. Essays by H.G. Rawlinson, K. de B. Codrington, J.V.S. Wilkinson and John Irwin. Published by October House Inc. New York, 1967. Green cloth hardcover, dust jacket. 5 5/8"x8 1/8" (14,5x21 cm). 200 pages. Contents on photo no 1. A few illustrations in the text, photos at the end. Used and worn, but very good condition inside.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Pre 1960 item #734898 (stock #1-0528)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€50.00
"An Introduction to Tantric Buddhism" by Shashi Bhushan Dasgupta, M.A., Ph.D., Professor Calcutta University. Printed and published by the University of Calcutta, 1958. Hardcover. 6 1/2"x9 7/8" (16x25 cm). 211 pages. Ex libris professor David M. Miller, Harvard University, 1964. Worn and used, otherwise good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1700 item #736072 (stock #1-0533)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€150.00
Small bowl of rounded shape, carved decoration of stylized lotus petals outside, with a short footring. Celadon, rather thick ceramic, with traces of light brown colour coming from a long stay underground. China, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Diameter: 5 3/8" (13,5 cm), height: 1 7/8" (4,8 cm). Slight glaze erosion in some areas around the rim, small chips at base, shape slightly warped, otherwise very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1837 VR item #755543 (stock #1-0543)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
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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 : Pre 1700 item #901990 (stock #1-0578)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
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Head of a lohan (or arhat), its striking expression reflecting a profound inner happiness, with a third eye appearing on its forehead. Terracotta, with a plaster coating on which a white (for the whole face and neck), dark (for the eyebrows), and red (for the lips and mouth) pigment is applied. China, Ming Dynasty Period, maybe earlier. Height: 9" (23 cm). The head is nicely mounted on a custom metal stand. Some and small flaking on forehead and top of head, old and fine restoration at the base ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #936595 (stock #1-0582)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€500.00
Round shaped beer jug, resting on rectangular flaring base. Iron, with a brass frame around the sides and the base. Traces of original gilding in the center. Central recessed area shows a "shou" incised symbol. This area is surrounded by incised foliate design on the jug body. Tibet, 19th century, maybe earlier. Height: 14 1/2" (36,5 cm). Heavy oxydization, frame partly missing around base (see photo), a few dents, otherwise good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #936913 (stock #1-0588)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€350.00
Statue of Zhen Wu, or Xuan Wu, the God of the North, in formal robes, sitting on a throne under which his two attributes, the snake and the tortoise, are resting. Wood, with remnants of the former lacquering and gilding. China, Qing Dynasty, early 19th century. Height: 12 3/4" (32 cm). Old insect infestation at the lower part (no more danger), otherwise very good condition. NOTE: Chen Wu, the God of the North, is also called the Northern Emperor. He is a major, awesome, popular religion deity,...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Pre 1950 item #936920 (stock #1-0591)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€500.00
Reliquary figure carved in the shape of a standing female, with typical coiffe, serene face with scarifications on forehead, conical breasts, hands joined at abdomen level. The statue is resting on a large wood lid, on which it is affixed with soil material. The reliquary box itself is missing. Wood, with partly encrusted dark patina. Africa, Gabon, Punu Peoples. Height: 18 3/4" (47 cm). Obvious signs of use and age, otherwise very good condition. NOTE: like the Fang Peoples, the Punu used to ...
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.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1800 item #963235 (stock #1-0604)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€550.00
Very old mask with an elongated face, with moon and sun signs in relief on the forehead, small eyes, long nose, open mouth showing teeth. Wood, with encrusted patina. Nepal, 18th century. Height: 10 1/4" (26,2 cm). The mask is nicely mounted on a custom metal stand. Old accident from top to bottom restored locally a long time ago, otherwise good condition. Ex. old European collection.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #971172 (stock #1-0606)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€400.00
Beautiful 4-string lute ("saranghi"), the top in the shape of a head holds the four keys, the body itself is made of two parts of heart shape. Wood, with nice dark-brown glossy patina. The lower part is covered with animal skin affixed with tiny wood pegs. Himalaya, 19th century. Height: 22 1/4" (55,6 cm). The lute is nicely mounted on a custom metal stand. Obvious signs of use and age, otherwise very good condition. NOTE: this piece was collected in the early 1970s, during my 20 year stay in As...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1700 item #971458 (stock #1-0608)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€300.00
Repousse plaque representing Hindu God Vishnu, wearing a diadem and dhoti, standing on a lotus, holding his attributes in his four arms. Brass, with nice reddish-green patina. Nepal, 17th/18th century. Height: 9" (22,5 cm). Very good condition despite obvious signs of great age.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #971713 (stock #1-0610)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€150.00
Beautifully carved butter churner guide ("Ghurra' or "neti"), decorated with a relief rope and chevron design. Wood, with fine dark-brown patina. Himalayan Region. Length: 11 1/4" (23,5 cm). The piece is nicely mounted on a custom wood stand. Obvious signs of use and age, otherwise very good condition. NOTE: the "ghurra" was collected in situ in the early 1970s, during my 20 years stay in Asia.
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 : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1700 item #996539 (stock #1-0616)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€200.00
Small architectural element, with an incised conch design framed in a geometric pointed design on top, and a central decor of a niche inside which a Buddhist deity is standing. Tenon at the bottom. Wood, with fine dark-brown patina. Nepal, 17th century, maybe older. Height: 10" (25,5 cm). The piece is nicely mounted on a custom wood stand. Old insect infestation (treated, no danger), erosion, otherwise very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1700 item #996542 (stock #1-0617)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€200.00
Small architectural element, with an incised conch design framed in a geometric pointed design on top, and a central decor of a niche inside which a Buddhist deity is standing. Tenon at the bottom. Wood, with fine dark-brown patina. Nepal, 17th century, maybe earlier. Height: 9 7/8" (25 cm). Old insect infestation, (treated, no danger), erosion, otherwise good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1700 item #996544 (stock #1-0618)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€200.00
Small architectural element, with an incised conch design framed in a geometric pointed design on top, and a central decor of a niche inside which a Buddhist deity is standing. Tenon at the bottom. Wood, fine dark-brown patina. Nepal, 17th century, maybe earlier. Height: 10" (25 cm). Old insect infestation (treated, no danger), erosion, otherwise good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1700 item #996550 (stock #1-0619)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€290.00
Small architectural element, probably part of a tympanum ("torana") of a temple or palace door, of circular shape, carved in relief to represent the Hindu mythical bird Garuda head, flanked with wings, holding the Naga snake in its claws. Wood, with dark-brown encrusted patina. Remnants of red pigment (tika?) on various areas. Mortises at top and bottom sides. Nepal, 17th century, probably earlier. Length: 13 1/4" (34 cm). The piece is nicely mounted on a custom metal stand. Obvious signs of gre...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #996554 (stock #1-0621)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
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Rare and unusual statue of Vairocana Buddha, wearing diadem and monk's robes, sitting on an elevated lotus throne, his right hand in "abhaya mudra", his left hand resting on his lap, in didactic gesture. The front bottom side of the throne shows two small assistants (maybe Buddha's two companions, Ananda and Kasyapa) in relief, sitting in "regal repose". The back of the throne is incised with a long inscription (datation). Bronze, with fine encrusted green patina. China, early Ming Dynasty, prob...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1900 item #1047541 (stock #1-0629)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€600.00
Face mask of unusual shape, with protruding forehead, large elongated eyes, long nose in relief, triangular open mouth showing teeth. Numerous holes around the face were meant to allow the insertion of animal hair to represent moustache and beard. Wood, with dark-brown semi-glossy patina. Nepal, 19th century. Height: 10 1/2" (26,5 cm). The mask is nicely mounted on a custom metal stand. Obvious signs of old age, some teeth missing, otherwise good condition. Ex. old European collection.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #1063409 (stock #1-0632)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€300.00
Small statue of a Judge of the Souls in Hell, in formal attire, sitting on a throne. Wood, with remnants of the original polychrome pigments on plaster. China, Ming Dynasty Period (1368-1644). Height: 7 3/4" (19,5 cm). Obvious signs of great age, otherwise good condition.