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 pair of Sino-Tibetan footed silver offering cups. Decorated with repousse floral motifs.
Dimensions: 2" x 2 1/8" diameter
Sino-Tibetan Silver Cup with Key Fret Border
Antique Sino-Tibetan silver cup with key fret border. Decorated with engraved deer, birds, and scrolling lotus in the round.
2 1/8" diameter
Tibetan Bronze Seated Figure of Tara
Tibetan bronze figure of Tara, goddess of compassion. She is seated on a double lotus base with her right foot extended and resting on a smaller lotus. Her left hand holds the stem of an utpala flower (symbolizing longevity) between her thumb and third finger in Vitarka Mudra or teaching gesture. Her right hand is resting palm up on her knee with just thumb and forefinger touching in Varada Mudra, the gesture of boundless giving. On her right side, blooms a lotus. She wears an elaborate... Click for details
Tibetan 17th Century Bronze Offering Cup
Small antique Tibetan bronze cup. Intended for holding water in a Buddhist shrine. Made of bronze and shaped in the form of a lotus with petals starting in a gardroon and ending in a scalloped edge just below a ring around a smooth rim.
Dimensions: 2" high
Antique Tibetan Lacquered Burl Wood Container
A Tibetan round burl root wood container. The top surface of the lid is flattened with low relief carved rings. Inside the container has been lacquered in black, the edges of the container with traces of red pigment.
Dimensions: 4" x 2 1/2" H
Tibetan Antique Cabinet with Phoenixes
Antique Tibetan cabinet with 2 large compartments. The entire front of the cabinet is decorated in kyungbur technique (designs and pictures painted in raised lines of a gesso and resin mixture) on a deep red ground. Two large compartments are covered by 8 large panels decorated with phoenixes in medallions of scrolling vines and flowers. The middle four panels open to the compartments. The bottom of the chest has 3 additional stationary panels decorated similarly with flowers. The top was... Click for details
Tibetan Antique Silver Tripod Censor
Tibetan antique silver tripod censor. Rounded form with pierced lid. The lid has a simple incised detail around a decorative finial.
Dimensions: 5 1/8" high x 3 1/2" wide.
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)