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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1404680
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17th Century Momoyama period Japanese six panel byobu painted screen of the Tale of Genji. This remarkable screen is in great form painted with rimpa polychrome mineral paint on gold gilt gofun paper amidst swirling clouds. The composition is complex and it allows the viewers to have a bird's eye view of the scene and events. The exaggerated foliages and scale of the courtly figures are dynamically composed with tranquility and balance. Overall the screen reads very well in its story line themes...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre 1900 item #1403221
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Antique Tibetan Buddhist double mandala thangka, with the two central deities being Brahma and his wife Saraswati.

Brahma is a leading god and heavenly king in Buddhism. Lord Brahma rules over the heavenly realm of rebirth called the Brahmaloka– the most sought after realm for afterlife and reincarnation within the Buddhist belief system. He is depicted as having 4 faces and is seated in the center of the top mandala in a lotus position with his arms folded in front, thumbs touchin...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre 1920 item #1403133
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$1,500.00
Tibetan thangka painting depicting a wonderful seascape with the Shakyamuni Buddha seated in meditation upon a lotus throne in the clouds near the top of the painting. Two robed figures stand on a large open flower leaf holding offerings to the Buddha. Below them is a floating pink structure with banners topped by Wishing Ball finials. A large man is seated in the center, surrounded by his attendants, and he extends a peach out in reverence to the Buddha. There are various other figures arrange...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre 1900 item #1402723
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$6,500.00
Rare Tibetan hand-painted lacquer altar cabinet. Original finish with patina. The front three panels depict three faces. The left face has red skin and green hair with eyes opened wide. The middle face is upside down with eyes coming out of its skull, representing the kapala or skull cup used in sacred Tibetan Buddhist ceremonies. The face on the right is called citipati, representing both the eternal dance of death as well as perfect awareness. Two of the panels are hinged and open to the sp...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1800 item #1402255
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Japanese Buddhist scroll painting of Eight Armed Kannon , the bodhisattva of compassion, seated in a lotus position. In her other seven arms she holds a staff, a trident, a bow and arrows, a Dharma wheel, and other attributes with symbolic meaning.

Standing figures are arranged below the seated Kannon, each holding various offerings for the bodhisattva such as rice, sake, dumplings, silk fabrics, and other material objects. Among the figures is the immortal Lucky God Daikoku, wiel...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1400879
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$4,750.00
Antique Japanese album with 12 pages of paintings depicting one large scene of rural life. A woman with a child carries lunch to workers in rice paddies. A man and ox plow a field of grain. Two men chat as they peddle an irrigation apparatus while a child looks on. At a mill, men sift and grind grain. Many other charming vignettes, including a man with a monkey. Painted in mineral pigments and sumi ink on paper with gold leaf and square flecks. Bound in silk with dragons. Signed by the ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre 1900 item #1400013
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Antique Tibetan Buddhist tsakli miniature painting, considered to be an important visual aid for monks in training when conferring empowerments. This tsakli painting depicts an alternate form of the fierce deity Mahakala, in which his skin is red and he embraces his consort in a yabyum sutra. Around Red Mahakala's waist is a tiger's pelt and elephant skin is draped over his shoulders. In the four corners of the painting are four dancing Dakinis, female deities of meditation and the bardo, or in...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre 1900 item #1399918
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Antique Tibetan Buddhist tsakli miniature painting, considered to be an important visual aid for monks in training when conferring empowerments. This tsakli painting depicts four of the Dharmapalas and their consorts. The Dharmapalas are fierce deity protectors who will wage war without mercy against demons and enemies of Buddhism. Some of the more commonly known Dharmapalas are Mahakala, Yama, Yamantaka, and Kubera. Each fierce deity embraces their consort in a Yabyum pose, and each holds a dif...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre 1900 item #1399916
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Antique Tibetan Buddhist tsakli miniature painting, considered to be an important visual aid for monks in training when conferring empowerments. This tsakli painting depicts a group of dancing wrathful Dakinis. The Dakinis are female deities of meditation and the bardo, or intermediate state after death and before rebirth. There are sixteen different colored Dakinis altogether, clothed in human and animal skins, and feasting on corpses. Eight Dakinis have the heads of various animals; A vultu...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre 1800 item #1399905
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Antique Tibetan Buddhist tsakli miniature painting, considered to be an important visual aid for monks in training when conferring empowerments. This tsakli painting depicts the fierce deity Mahakala, wearing a tiger's pelt and elephant skin, with decapitated heads strung around his waist. In his hands he holds a kapala skull cup containing the elixir of life and a kartika or ritual flaying knife. He also holds close to his body a khatvanga or ritual staff with three human heads at the upper end...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1398548
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$6,000.00
Antique Japanese 6-panel screen painting depicting a scene of grasses growing in misty water. They bend gently as the full moon hangs low in the sky. Delicate yellow blossoms lean over in the mist. Signed Shiokawa Bunren. Painted in light mineral colors on paper.

Taisho Period (early 20th century)

Dimensions: 68 1/4" high x 147" wide
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1950 item #1398490
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$2,500.00
Japanese 4-panel screen painting depicting a scene of ducks swimming along the edge of a pond or stream. Tall grasses and rocks rise from the water. Painted in mineral colors on gold ground.

Showa Period (circa late 1940's)

Dimensions: 34 1/4" high x 60" long
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1398489
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$2,500.00
Antique Japanese 2-panel screen painting of a scene with a songbird on a gnarled, moss-covered rock. A stream runs around the rock. Blue and white irises grow on it's banks. Painted in mineral colors on gold leaf.

Dimensions: 43 3/4" high x 36" wide Meiji Period c1900
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1396358
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$2,500.00
Antique Japanese scroll painting of a hawk standing on the branch of an oak tree. The hawk is detailed with great attention to every feather. Painted in sumi ink and light colors on paper. Signed Shunkei with seal, possibly Mori Shunkei (1775-1841).

Edo Period (Late 18th - Early 19th century)

Dimensions: Total 79" high x 27 1/4" wide (29 1/4" wide including ends) Art: 51 1/2" high x 21 1/2" wide
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1396356
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$900.00
Japanese antique scroll painting of the Lucky God, Ebisu. He sits on a rocky shoreline with his fishing pole in his right hand. Tucked under his left arm is a giant fish.
Ebisu is the Japanese god of fishermen and luck. He is one of the Seven Gods of Fortune (七福神), and the only one of the seven to originate purely from Japan without any Hindu influence.
The weak child overcame many hardships, grew legs (and, presumably, the rest of his skeletal structure) at the age ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre 1900 item #1396037
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A long Buddhist religious painting, the top corners with remnants of the fixtures once used for hanging from the ceiling so both paintings are visible. One side of the cloth is painted with hanging human and animal skulls and skins intertwined. Skeletal faces of the Citipati hang amongst the human heads, their skeletal form serving as a reminder of the impermanence of life and eternal change. Below the hanging heads and skins are lingzhi clouds carrying the bodhisattvas with their heavenly at...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1395476
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$950.00
Antique Japanese scroll painting, with an arrangement representing a bounty of good fortune. Fish top a bushel of rice and are tied with roped straw in an auspicious presentation meant to bring in a bounty of fortune. Adding to it, three of the Lucky Gods make an appearance in miniature, treating the decoration as if it were a boat or their ship of good luck. Sumi ink on silk. Dates from 18th century.

Dimensions: Total size: 44" high x 22 1/4" wide (24 1/2" wide including ends)....
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1395461
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Antique Japanese scroll painting of a monkey seated near a blossoming peony. Painted with great expression and much attention to the details of the face, hands and feet of the monkey. Every hair is carefully brushed. Painted in light mineral colors and ink on silk. Bone ends. Signed Mori Sosen (1747-1821) with seal.

Edo period (1603-1868)

Dimensions: Total size: 44" high x 18 3/4" wide (20 1/2" wide including ends. Size of art: 12 3/4" high x 14 1/2" wide.