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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1920 item #1389521
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$800.00
Chinese yellow soapstone scholar's seal. The stone is carved with scenes of sages and their attendant with landscape ground of mountains, pine trees, and bamboo. The reverse is also carved with a man seated at the edge of water, his finger pointing towards the mountains where a temple roof is partially unobscured. The seal on the base of the soapstone reads "a virtue should be praised".

Dimensions: 3" x 2" x 4" height
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1900 item #1387562
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$5,500.00
Chinese small carved jade ink stone and brush washer in one piece. The ink stone side is carved with a leaning pine tree and mist. Turned on its reverse side, it functions as a brush washer. The sides are incised with a key fret motif.

19th century

Dimensions: 3 1/8" long x 2 1/2" wide x 1/2" deep.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #1385416
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$450.00
Chinese jade carving of an ink stone, with a shallow well and a bat flying overhead. The light green jade stone has natural inclusions and outer layer of stone.

Dimensions: 2 1/4" x 3"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #1381547
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$4,000.00
Chinese agate two piece carving of a lotus leaf and a koi fish. All hand-carved from agate stone, the piece and its base have motifs of leaping fish, waves and lotuses.
19th century

2 1/4" x 1 3/8" x 3/4" H (fish carving) 1 1/2" x 1 1/8" x 3/4" H (base)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #1380129
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$1,950.00
Antique Chinese pair of stone temple fu dogs. These fierce guardians would have been placed on either side of the entrance to a Buddhist temple in order to ward off evil spirits. One statue has its mouth open and the other mouth is closed, a symbolic trait to represent the in-and-out breathing of life and the sound of “om.” Heavy in weight.

Late Qing, early 20th century

Dimensions: 8" x 19" x 19" H each overall (base measures 12" x 6 1/2")
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1980 item #1378542
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$1,450.00
Beautiful Chinese jade tree with blooming flowers of hand-carved rose quartz, jade, agate, and other hardstones . The tree is set in a stunning cloisonné enamel vase with stand. Very fine detailing.

Republic Period Early 20th Century

Dimensions: 12" x 16" x 22" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1920 item #1376909
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$3,800.00
Antique Chinese ink stone in the form of a lotus leaf with a small crab. The underside is signed with calligraphy inscription. With a hard stone inlay hardwood storage box.

Dimensions: 8" x 9" x 1.75" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1920 item #1376908
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$1,500.00
Antique Chinese ink stone with hand-carved motifs of a bird with lily pads. The stone is smooth with patina and wear from use. The scholar object is enclosed with a hardwood case with inlay shell lotuses. Maybe Zitan.

Dimensions: 5 1/2" x 6" x 2" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre 1800 item #1373967
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One prominent Buddhist story tells of Avalokiteshvara vowing never to rest until he had freed all sentient beings from Samsara. Despite strenuous effort, he realizes that still many unhappy beings were yet to be saved. After struggling to comprehend the needs of so many, his head splits into 11 pieces. Amitabha, seeing his plight, gives him 11 heads with which to hear the cries of the suffering. Upon hearing these cries and comprehending them, Avalokiteshvara attempts to reach out to all those...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1920 item #1367042
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$4,000.00
Originally, this graceful sculpture may have stood at the doorway of a palace or temple as a warning to all malicious spirits not to enter. The tradition of lions guarding doors and gates is ancient and common to a great variety of cultures, including the Egyptians, Assyrians, Romans, and Chinese. There is a strong Chinese influence in this piece, suggesting open relations between the two cultures.

18th Century - Rajputana, India

Dimensions: 16 1/2" x 5 7/8" x 11 5/8"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1363899
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Chinese antique pair of large stone lions (ShiShi) in dramatic traditional poses. The male lion has it's paw on the embroidered ball - when placed outside a buiding, this represents protection of the material structure. The female lion has it's paw on a playful cub - when placed outside a building, this represents protection of the building's occupants.

19th century

36" high x 13" wide x 20" deep.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1920 item #1351787
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$2,000.00
Listed Price $4,750.00
Beautiful Quanyin stone carving, the bodhisattva of compassion. She is seated upon a lotus throne with her legs crossed in the lotus position, her left hand holding a container, with her right hand performing the akash mudra or Buddhist hand gesture, increasing the space element within. She wears beautiful open robes with delicate patterns and a crown upon her head. Circa 1920.

Size: 8.75" height, 5" width
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1349534
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$7,000.00
A fantastic pair of Chosun Dynasty Korean "grand father" guardian statues from Jeju Island. Made of local volcanic stone, dating back to the 19th century. These figures were traditionally placed in pairs and, according to legend, anyone who rubbed their noses would be blessed with fertility and the birth of a son.

Early 19th Century

Size: 11" L x 8" W x 26"H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1349448
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$2,500.00
Antique Chinese pair of stone temple door supports with carvings of fu dogs, seated on tanggu (ceremonial drums) on large pedestals. Intricately carved detail with emblems of dragons and auspicious characters on the front of each pedestal. The smaller female fu dog on the left is carved with her mouth closed, while the larger male on the right has an open mouth. This is a typical depiction to represent the sacred mantra "om". Extremely heavy, solid stone.

19th century

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1920 item #1339591
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$9,000.00
A large Hindu 12th Century stone fragment with Sanskrit inscription. Extremely heavy, displayed on a custom made iron stand.

12th Century

Size: (stone only) 14.5" L x 4.5" W x 13" H (entire size on stand) 15"L x 6" W x 17" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1492 item #1339218
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Dramatic Indian stone carving fragment of the torso of Vamana,, the fifth avatar/incarnation of Vishnu. It has realistic hand-carved features with draped jewelry and fabric. Displayed on a custom made iron stand. Dates from the 12th century.

Size: 18.5" H x 8" L x 8" W (entire stand) 9" L x 5" W x 16" H (statue only)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #1329004
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$3,250.00
Antique Chinese stone statue fragment of the head of one of the attendants to Buddha. One hand rests over the right ear while the other ear is left uncovered. The eyes are closed in meditation. Brings fourth a calming enlightened feeling. Sits on custom black iron stand. Ming Dynasty (1368–1644). Size: (entire stand) 11.5" H x 6.5" W (head only) 9" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre AD 1000 item #1324597
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$8,000.00

Sale Price $4,800

Archaic Indian stone fragment carving of a woman's upper half, sitting on Custom Iron stand. Strands of beads cascade down her shapely front. Her outstretched arms are fragmented at the elbows. Reticulated designs are carved behind her. Custom made iron stand is included. Dates between 6th-8th century. Size: 13" H x 12" W x 7.5" D (17" H on stand)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1324424
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Stunning large Antique Japanese ishidoro - stone temple garden lantern, carved all of granite in 6 sections. The lotus base is carved so that it is still connected to the natural rock. The lantern section is different than most ishidoro in that it's roof is rounded and does not have curling corners but instead is more mushroom like in form. The light box is hexagonal and is carved in relief. Edo/Meiji Period. Size: 66" high x 24" wide x 30" wide (at widest point of base).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1324420
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Antique Japanese ishidoro - stone temple garden lantern, carved all of granite in 6 sections. The lotus base is carved so that it is still connected to the natural rock. The lantern section is similar in style to a hanging lantern with it's curling warabite corner roof and pointed finial over a hollow hexagonal light box. This style of ishidoro originates from the Kasuga shrine and for that reason it could also be called a Kasuga-doro. Edo/Meiji Period. Size: 64" high x 22" wide x 30" wide (at w...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1324396
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Dramatic Antique Japanese tall ishidoro - stone temple garden lantern, carved all of granite in 6 sections. The lotus base is carved so that it is still connected to the natural rock. The lantern section is similar in style to a hanging lantern with it's curling warabite corner roof and pointed finial over a hollow area for light. The sides of this portion of the lantern are carved in relief with deer and clouds. This style of ishidoro originates from the Kasuga shrine and for that reason i...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1920 item #1320190
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$1,250.00
Antique Chinese large inkstone with gold lacquer dragons and calligraphy writing. The side is inscribed with a signature. Early 20th century. Size: 9" H x 4" W
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre 1910 item #1306873
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Beautifully carved antique Chinese stone seated buddha, wonderful attention to drapery folds and compassionate expression, in the style of the Wei Dynasty. (Wei Dynasty (魏朝) can refer to two different dynasties in Chinese history: Cao Wei (220-265) was a Han Chinese dynasty that existed during the Three Kingdoms Period). Size: 40" high x 22" wide x 13" deep.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1920 item #1258808
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$2,750.00
Beautiful Chinese tall scholar's rock, made of yellow Taihu stone from the bottom of Lake Tai, Jiangsu Province, China, stands on wooden base, very pleasing and captivating form. Total Size on stand: 23" high
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1920 item #1251742
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Chinese slab of jade, carved with an indented circular and a mokko (melon) shape into its surface. It is meant to be used by a calligraphy artist for the grinding and collecting of ink. 18th/19th century Size: 1/4" thickness, 3.75" height, 1 and 5/8" width
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1900 item #1247576
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Chinese antique large pair of heavy carved hardwood plaques inlaid with jade, agate and other semi precious stones, scenes of scholar objects and flower containers with a deep brown lacquer ground, the back of each plaque has characters in gold on a red ground, the frames are carved with flowers and butterflies, heavy bronze hangers, 19th century. Size of each: 55 1/2" high x 36 3/4" wide
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Snuff Bottles : Pre 1900 item #1241008
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$2,500.00
Antique stone snuff bottle with detailed carvings of a two young, smiling Chinese boys, huddled around a bottle-gourd with a small bird. The bottle has a coral topper, carved in the shape of a flower bud. The kanji in front reads "great luck" while the back reads "four joys". 19th century Size: 2.75" tall, 2.25" wide
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1235869
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A scholar taste Chinese Jade ink stone. The stone is a nephrite jade in the form of a flat craggily gonshi stone. The use of the stone, which has inclusions would be used to hold colored ink or water. The reverse side is to grind ink stick. Often scholar objects reflect details from nature and would incorporate them in their study.

Provenance Laurence Friedman Collection purchased from Ex Fu Ming Fair Co. out of Pa, during the 1980's

Age: 19th century

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1232566
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$2,500.00
Pair of Chinese small stone lions, wonderfully carved with great detail and expression, traces of color, each lion is carved standing on a little stone platform, Ming Dynasty. Size: 7" high x 4" wide x 5 1/2" deep.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1930 item #1221934
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$2,000.00
A pair of Chinese semi precious stone crafted into a small magnolia tree. The tree is planted in a Chinese cloisonne pot. The container's body has a lovely blue background with abstracted lotus design, old gilt on edges. The entire tree is crafted as if an actual plant is planted in the pots.The cloisonne appears to be late 19th century. The semiprecious stones are of a later vintage. Age: Republic Period Size: Length 17.5" Width 7" Height 14"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1920 item #1218426
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$750.00
Antique Chinese stone seal. The stone is variegated in color with black, grey, white, and pink colors thorughout. It has a small snail carved on it. There is a small inscription at the bottom, old red pigment from when it was used. It measures 2"5/8" tall 1" deep1.5" wide.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1920 item #1218425
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$950.00
Antique Chinese stone seal carved in the shape of a sage. The seal comes with a box. The seal has red pigment from when it was utilized. It measures 2.5" tall 1"5/8" wide .75" deep.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1920 item #1218423
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$950.00
Antique Chinese stone seal with long inscription. The seal has pigment from when it was used. The seal is an oblong shaped cylinder. It measures .5" wide 1" long 3" tall.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1920 item #1218422
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Antique Chinese stone seal with carving of horse and small animal together. The front bears a six character inscription. It measures 5.5" tall base 2" by 2".
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1217404
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Antique stone carving of Ganesha, the deity, deva, associated with the removal of obstacles. It was carved in the 19th century, acquired in Kathmandu in the 1960s. It measures 2.25" tall, 1"3/8" deep by 2" wide at base.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Architectural Elements : Pre 1900 item #1216950
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Pair of Chinese hardwood panels decorated with a view of various scholar and table objects arranged with flowers and auspicious motifs in jade, nephrite, carnelian, and other precious hardstones. The back of the panels are carved with the character, longevity in various forms of seal script. The panels may have hung in the zhong tang or central hall of a large residence in the past. Age: 19th century Size: length 37" height 68.25" width 2"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1164214
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$7,000.00
Chinese cabinet, lacquered all over and inlaid with scenes of beautiful ladies and children in a pavilion garden setting, the sides of the cabinet are also lacquered and inlaid with scenes of birds and flowers, interior has three shelves - the middle shelf has is two drawers built in, the front of the drawers are also decorated to match the front with beautiful lacquer work of scrolling flowers, 19th century. Size: 56 1/4" high x 36 1/4" wide x 17" deep.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Furniture : Pre 1970 item #1145899
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Chinese low rectangular table, made of jumu (elm) wood with beautiful dramatic grain, inset with large rectangular piece of dark gray slate carved with design of scholar objects and archaic motifs, stone is protected by glass which is also inset into the table. Size: 19" high x 46 1/4" wide x 30 3/4" deep. (size of table top: 45 3/4" wide x 30" deep.)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #1139776
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Pair of Chinese plaques, made of wood and inlaid with different hardstones with scenes of birds in blossoming branches and bamboo, black lacquer ground, Republic Period. Size of each: 47" high x 27 1/2" wide x 2" deep.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1900 item #1091088
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$1,250.00
Beautifully carved stone pocket miniature of a dragon in clouds. The dragon writhes in the clouds and seems to be inhaling a vapor. It measures 2.5" long, .25" thick, 1.7" wide. 18th century.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1090591
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$6,000.00
Sculpted from soft white volcanic tuff from central Java of a Majaphit royal princess. Her coiffure is pulled back and topped with a lotus tiara, and she wears a pair of foliated looped earrings. The rendering of her delicate features is very reminiscent to classical Indian sculptures.

The Majaphit empire is the last Indianized kingdom in Indonesia. Based in eastern Java, it existed between the 13th and 16th centuries. The power of Majapahit reached its height in the mid 14th century u...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1085544
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$6,000.00
Beautiful 18th century black stone schist of vishnu with four arms. The arms hold a flower, a talisman with a 5 point star, a chile, and one hand is open palm outward with a dot in the middle. There are two attendants, one on either side. It measures 20" tall by 10" wide. Has metal base 4" deep.
All Items : Gifts & Home Decor : Fine Art : Sculpture : Contemporary item #1025495
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Charming Chinese soapstone carving of two children, beautifully carved with much attention to detail, two boys one holding a long string with coins for good luck and prosperity, the other with a straw hat and fan, symbols of the lucky gods. The soapstone itself is a very beautiful yellow color with striations and much character. On nice hard wood base. Total size with stand: 5 1/4" high Size of carving: 3 1/2" high x 3 7/8" wide x 2 1/8" deep.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1980 item #1020997
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Beautiful Chinese marble planter carved with designs of blossoming lotus, willow trees, and peonies. Size: 19 L x 10 D x 11 H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #903980
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Beautifully carved antique Chinese stone seated buddha, wonderful attention to drapery folds and compassionate expression, in the style of the Wei Dynasty, Size: 40" high x 22" wide x 13" deep.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #862914
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$2,500.00
Chinese Black Stone Seated Quanyin on a rock promontory with bird perched on left side, holding scroll and beads, 10"H 8"W 5"D, MIng Dynasty, good patina to surface wear.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #861856
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Pair of Fushimi Kitsune Stone Foxes, Shinto shrine guardians have a lively and attractive appearance, red pigment to mouths. Inscription on back shows the address of the Inari Fushimi Shrine and the name of the carver. From right to left (with the characters of a word running down): Joshu--(the area of Kyoto was called Joshu in old days), Fushimi, Kyomachi -(Kyoto town), Ishiku (stone maker), Izumisei (the name of the stone maker). Size: 24.5H 19W 11W, Edo Period, 18th/19th century, cra...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #861854
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Eight Part Temple Stone Pagoda or Stupa with moss lichen marks on surface,Hokyointo Type, Kansai area, Momoyama/Edo Period 16th-17th century, representing the five elements-water,earth,fire,wind,space. Size H 75" x W 25" x D 25"
All Items : Fine Art : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #670036
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$2,500.00
Chinese Spirit Stone. It's very dramatic and could make a great center piece. The coloration is veined black and white striations. Height:17" Length"17.5
All Items : Antiques : Pre AD 1000 item #669996
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Indian 9th Century Stone Head of Vishnu. Has great detail and some original pigment still left. Lovely modeling of facial features and headdress. Included with a custom stand. Height:24" Width:10" Depth:9.5" Along with Brahma the Creator and Shiva the Destructor, Vishnu, God of preservation in the Hindu Trilogy, is worshiped as the Savior of humanity. When the planet Earth is endangered or when humankind is threaten, Vishnu is said to “incarnate” himself