Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Indian Damascene Dagger
A Sikh Perso-Indian mughal koftgari dagger, decorated with damascene silver handle and sheath with the head of a leopard. The blade is curved and inlaid with silver medallion filigree.

Dates from late Colonial Period 19th/20th century Dimensions: 12 3/4" L x 2 1/1" W
item #1382424
Bronze Indian Votive Shield of Virabhadra
Four-armed sword wielding Virabhadra is a manifestation of Shiva. In this form, he decapitated the demigod Daksha who had insulted him, but in doing so, he interrupted the demigod's sacrifice by which all beings are created. Virabhadra later revived Daksha by replacing his head with that of a goat, thus ensuring the demigod survived and the continuance of creation. Mounted on Custom Iron Mount for presentation.

South central India
17th Century bronze w/ ritual encrustation... Click for details
item #1373593
18th Century North Indian Stone Sculpture of a Lion
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"
item #1367042
18th Century Indian Wood Carved Figure
Antique Indian hardwood figure carving. Mounted on a custom high-quality iron stand for display. The female figure is in a dancing pose, with elaborate headdress and garb. Mounted on a High grade custom iron stand.

18th Century

Dimensions w/ stand: 18" high x 6 3/4" wide x 4 1/2" deep

Dimensions w/o stand: 16 3/4" high x 5 1/2" wide x 2 3/4" deep
item #1363499
Large Indian Bronze Statue of Shiva-Nataraja, Lord of the Dance
Large Indian bronze sculpture of Shiva Nataraja, Lord of the Dance. This form of Shiva demonstrates his most dynamic aspect: that of Shiva the Creator, Shiva the Preserver,and Shiva the Destroyer all combined in a dance which makes up the cycle of time. Each of Shiva's four hands show important clues as to his distinct importance: one hand holds the drum which makes the first sound of creation and one the flame of universal destruction. One hand is held in abhayamudra, the gesture that... Click for details
item #1362826
Antique Tribal Naga Beaded Necklace
Antique tribal necklace of the Naga people, native to north east India /north west Burma, composed of multicolored beads of coral, glass, quartz, and brass bells.

19th/20th century

Size: 13" length
item #1353008
Dramatic Pair of 19th Century Indian Sandstone Sculptures of Elephants
An incredible dramatic pair of Indian sandstone fragments of a pair of elephants. Stunning original white pigment remains. Realistic lifelike detailing in the form of each statue, mirroring the other's position, their heads and bodies draped in ornate, decorative garb.

Early 19th century (circa 1810).

Size: 8.5" W x 21.5" L x 18.5" H
item #1345638
12th Century Hindu Stone Sanskrit Tablet
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
item #1339591
Incredible Indian 12th Century Stone Vamana Torso Statue
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)
item #1339218
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Antique Indian Wooden Bowl
Antique India natural hardwood bowl, used for mixing up flour dough for making flatbreads like pita. Very rustic and charming, heavy hardwood. Unusual shape almost like a turtle. Size: 20" L x 17" D x 3" H
item #1331700
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