Ancient Indian Jain religious shrine, the central Jina surrounded by multiple celestial nymphs with two elephants at the top on either side of the canopy. This brass with inlaid silver sculpture has ancient Devanagari script over the entire back. The Jinas eyes and central chest are silver inlaid. Rubbed and some losses.
Dated 1661 (17th Century)
Dimensions: 5.5"X 3.75" X 2.25"
Antique Indian Bronze Figure of Durga
Antique Indian bronze figure of the Goddess Durga. The goddess represents the Self within and she is the divine mother of all creation.
She stands atop the body of the slain buffalo demon Mahishasura, pulling at his hair. Durga holds various weapons given to her by male Hindu deities such as a javelin, discus, and dagger. These weapons symbolize self-discipline, selfless service to others, self-examination, prayer, devotion, remembering her mantras, cheerfulness and meditation. The faces are... Click for details
Antique Indian Bronze Figure of Durga
Antique Indian bronze figure of the Goddess Durga, wearing a tall crown, her face burnished from reverent touch over many years. She stands on the severed head and body of the slain buffalo demon Mahishasura. Durga is shown traditionally holding weapons of various male gods in Hindu mythology, such as a javelin, discus, and dagger. These weapons symbolize self-discipline, selfless service to others, self-examination, prayer, devotion, remembering her mantras, cheerfulness and meditation. Durga... Click for details
Antique Indian Large Wood Carved Ganesh Mask
A large Indian hand-carved wooden mask of Ganesh, the Hindu elephant headed deity known to be the remover of obstacles. His trunk raised high above its head, with gold pigment eyes staring intensely out from either side of the trunk. His human like mouth gapes open with the tongue sticking out, and the ears carved with an earring on one side. The mask is carved wearing a crown resembling lotus petals. Original polychrome pigments shown in red, blue, and gold. Mounted on a custom steel plate for... Click for details
Indian Damascened Hand Shield
Antique Indian damascened hand shield. Silver on copper, engraved decoration with black enamel ground. Mounted on a custom antiqued bronze stand presentation.
Late 19th / early 20th Century
Dimensions: 11" x 11" x 2" (15 1/2" on stand)
Small Indian Bronze Jain Figure of Vishnu and Lakshmi
Small Indian Jain bronze of a seated Vishnu. His wife, Lakshmi is seated on his left knee. Vishnu hold his attributes, the conch shell in his upper right hand and Sudarshana Chakra (discus) in his upper left. Patina and traces of vermillion pigment. The faces of both deities are smooth from years of reverent handling.
2 3/4" high x 1 7/8" wide x 1 1/2" deep.
Small Indian Jain Bronze Figure of Vishnu and Lakshmi
Small Indian Jain bronze depicting the seated figure of Vishnu with Lakshmi seated on his left knee. Lakshmi, the inseparable energy of Vishnu, sits with her right arm around Vishnu's waist. Below him on the rectangular platform is the tiny figure of his vehicle Garuda, identifiable by his tiny but unmistakable wings. Two other smaller figures hold up each of Vishnu's knees.
Dimensions: 3 1/2" high x 2" wide x 1 1/2" deep
Indian Jain Bronze Standing Figure of Ambika
Small Indian bronze figure of a standing female deity, most likely the protective Jain Mother Goddess, Ambika. Although it is difficult to tell for sure, the popularity of the Yakshi goddess in Jainism makes it probable.
The goddess stands in a very traditional straight pose associated with Jain statues. She holds various attributes in her four arms. Standing on either side are two smaller figures. Significant traces of a pink pigmentation and signs of wear from handling through the... Click for details
Indian Jain Bronze Figure of Seated Vishnu and Lakshmi
Indian Jain bronze figure of Vishnu with Lakshmi seated on his knee. Six other figures are present including 2 attendants on the bottom. The figure on the bottom is their friend and vehicle, Garuda. Incised with writing on the base and back.
Dimensions: 5 5/8" high x 3 1/4" wide x 2 1/2" deep.
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 1/2" W