Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Antique Tibetan Gilt Bronze Buddha
Sino-Tibetan gilt bronze figure depicting a meditating Buddha, seated in Dhyanasana pose upon a double-lotus pedestal, his hands folded in Dayani Mudra. The hair of the figure is painted in dark pigment. Mixed metal base with lotus impression. Gorgeous detailing in the form of this Buddha.

Dates from 18th/19th century Size: 5.25" L x 3.75" W x 7.25" H
item #1357034
$9,000.00
19th Century Silver Tibetan Padmasambhava
Antique Tibetan silver statue of Padmasambhava, or Guru Rinpoche, an 8th century Buddhist master in India. He is said to have lead the first Nyingma traditionalist teachings in Tibet, the oldest of the four major schools of Tibetan Buddhism. He sits on a lotus throne, holding a vajra in his right hand and, in the other, a kapala (skull cup) filled with the elixir of life, the vase of longevity, topped with a small tree to grant wishes. The long staff weapon at his side is a khatvanga, his main... Click for details
item #1356820
$2,500.00
19th Century Gilt Bronze Kubera
Antique Tibetan gilt bronze figure of the Buddhist deity Kubera, lord of wealth, protector of the physical world. He lounges with piles of gold around him. In one hand he holds a mongoose, who is said to spit jewels. The mongoose shows rule over the Naga (malevolent snake people and guardians to vast treasure). Kubera is shown seated on his vehicle, a large beast atop a lotus pod throne.

Size: 19th century

Size: 2.5" W x 1.25" D x 2.5" H
item #1356653
$750.00
18th Century Tibetan Vajra
Antique Tibetan bronze vajra, an important symbol in Vajrayana Buddhism, Hinduism, and Tantra religions. The name vajra means both thunderbolt and diamond, as it is a symbol of brute strength and indestructibility. Its center piece represents the center of the universe with lotus pods blooming outwards to extend the five pronged weapons. The five prongs represent the "Five Poisons" which prevent humanity from reaching enlightenment. The dual ends represent the phenomenal world (Samsara) versus... Click for details
item #1356429
$1,600.00
18th Century Tibetan Bronze Thokcha Amulet
Antique Tibetan bronze "Thokcha" amulet of a conch shell. With small loop to be fastened and worn as jewelry. Natural green patina.

18th Century

Size: 2 1/8" L x 1" W
item #1356410
$750.00
Antique Tibetan Bronze Double Vajra
Antique Tibetan bronze double vajra, an important symbol in Vajrayana Buddhism, Hinduism, and Tantra religions. The name vajra means both thunderbolt and diamond, as it is a symbol of brute strength and indestructibility. The double vajra mirrors the outline of a mandala; Its four points represent North, South, East, and West. Its center piece represents the center of the universe with lotus pods blooming outwards to extend the five pronged weapons. The five prongs represent the "Five Poisons"... Click for details
item #1356408
$1,100.00
Antique Tibetan Bronze Kubera
Antique Tibetan bronze figure of the Buddhist deity Kubera, lord of wealth, protector of the physical world. He lounges with piles of gold around him. In one hand he holds a mongoose, the enemy of the Naga (malevolent snake people and guardians to vast treasure), and a sweet morsel in his other. This form of Kubera is very well hand-cast with natural wear and patina.

19th Century

Size: 2.5" L x 2" W x 3"H
item #1356404
$950.00
19th Century Tibetan Mala Prayer Beads
Antique Tibetan Mala prayer beads, made with beads of conch shell strung on leather cord. Two leather tassels hand from its sides, with beads of white brass, ending with two highly important symbols in Tibetan Buddhism; a Vajra and a bell. Tibetan malas are comprised of 108 beads, used to count the number of times a mantra is recited during meditation. 19th century

Size: 18" total length
item #1356327
$2,800.00
19th Century Tibetan Necklace
Antique Tibetan long, colorful necklace, comprised of many different shapes of beads of amber, turquoise, coral, Dzi beads and silver.

19th century

Size: 23" total length
item #1356320
$3,000.00
18th Century Tibetan Gilt Bronze Dakini
Antique Tibetan gilt bronze Dakini, with traces of silver, inlay of coral and turquoise. In her hands are a raised kappala (or skull cup) filled with the elixir of life, and a curved blade. She is dancing on top of corpses to show her rule over ignorance and ego. Her lotus pedestal is made of gilt copper.

The Dakini are wrathful female deities often shown nude with long, flowing hair and glowering expression. Their name means "sky dancer" in Sanskrit as they lead the deceased into... Click for details
item #1355406
$5,500.00
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