Antique Nepalese Buddhist Ceremonial Thangka Fragment
A long Buddhist Thangka fragment, the top corners with remnants of the fixtures once used for hanging. 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 attendants and offerings.
Antique betel nut box from the Philippines, composed of brass and nickel, with separate hinged compartments for the storage of various implements. The leftmost compartment is built up with slaked lime, which releases the alkaloids in the betel nut. The practice of betel nut chewing is common in many parts of South Asia. Slices of the areca nut would be wrapped in betel leaves and chewed, giving a mild stimulant effect.
Dimensions: 7: x 3" x 3 1/4"
Antique Cambodian Brown Glaze Honey Container
Antique Cambodian ceramic container for storing honey. The jar is topped with a pointed finial lid, the sloping edges of the jar body incised with ridged motifs. The dripping brown glaze stops above the flattened foot, left in bare ceramic.
Dimensions: 6" x 8 1/4"
Antique Sumatran Burl Wood Container
A Sumatran carved burl wood container. The lid is kept securely shut by strung cord with turquoise beads. 19th century
Dimensions: 6 1/2" x 1 1/2" x 5 1/4"
Burmese Standing Buddha with Hands in Mahakaruna Mudra
Tall standing Buddha carved of wood and worn from the elements. He stands in Mahakaruna Mudra, with his right arm extending from his hip and his left hand covering his heart in the gesture that symbolizes great compassion. His face is kind with a slight smile and he radiates a peaceful acceptance. Traces of black pigment. With custom iron stand.
Dimensions: 59" high (71" high including base)
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Tall Gilded Standing Buddha, Calling in the Rain, Laos
Large standing gilded wooden Buddha. Dressed in full robes and with his down turned hands at this sides demonstrating the Calling in the Rain mudra, a gesture to bring the rain to nourish the rice fields. Tall pointed ushnisha and extended earlobes frame a face with down cast inlaid eyes and compassionate expression. From Luang Prabang, Laos. On custom metal stand.
81" high (93" high with stand)
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Philippines Tree Trunk Pedestal Stand
Vitex parviflora is a species of plant in the Verbenaceae family, known as smallflower chastetree, or Molave tree. It is found in Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines. The Molave has a natural golden tone that is indicative of the tree.
Dimensions: 17" x 14" x 36" H
Large Burmese Teak Buddha Shrine Hpaya Khan Cabinet
An elaborate and intricate Burmese shrine or altar. The shrine proper is encased in clear glass and sets upon a large enclosed cabinet, most likely for storing devotional items. High relief, gilt dry lacquer has been molded in scrolling floral and foliated patterns. Glass "gems" have been further inset into the design for even more opulent style. A pair of emerald green glass panels have been inset on either side of the mirrored central door. The cornice features an armorial crest of a crown and... Click for details
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Antique Nepalese Wooden Phurba
A Nepalese hand-carved wooden phurba, a Buddhist shamanic dagger used as a religious implement. It has four faces carved at the top with a bird carved into its blade. The wood has a smoothed patina and natural wear from ritualistic use.
!8th /19th century
Dimensions: 13" L x 2" W
Burmese Saung Harp with Stand
Burmese lacquered harp, or Saung, the body carved with gilt floral motifs and inlaid glass. The tip of the curved neck ends in a stylized gilt leaf with inlaid glass. The 14-stringed instrument sits displayed on a carved wood stand with temple guardians and lotuses.
Dimensions: 32" L x 5" W x 28" H (no stand) 32" L x 12" W x 33" H (on stand)