Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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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
Antique Tibetan Gilt Bronze Yabyum Deities
Antique Tibetan gilt bronze Tibetan Buddhist deity figures, posed into a tantric Yabyum position. The male deity figure wears an elaborate crown with inlay of diamonds and pointed finial. He holds in his hands a vajra (meaning thunderbolt/diamond in Sanskrit), a ritualistic weapon in Buddhism, and a bell. These items represent dualism just as the yabyum. The figures are raised on a tall hardwood pedestal, custom-made for the piece.

Size: 2.25" W x 2.5" D x 4" H (6.5" H on pedestal)
item #1355393
Tibetan Gilt Bronze Wrathful Yabyum Deities on Garuda
Tibetan gilt bronze Buddhist statue, of a wrathful deity assumed in the tantric Yabyum position with his female consort. Below the pair is a Garuda vehicle, devouring the Naga (snake), while a human figure is crushed underneath. They are all raised on a lotus platform, with mixed metal bottom and floral impression.

Mid 20th century

Size: 12" L x 7.5" D x 13" H
item #1355123
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Antique Tibetan Carved Wooden Mask
Antique Tibetan hand-carved wooden deity mask, most likely of Mahakala, a very fierce and powerful being and counterpart to Kali / Mahakali. His name means "Greater than Time" as he upholds ultimate rule and power over all forces, including time and death. This hand carved mask is indeed very fierce looking, with signs of wear and traces of old lacquer all throughout.

Size: 10" L x 6" W x 11" H
item #1339778
Antique Bronze Sino-Tibetan Statue of Kubera
Antique Sino-Tibetan gilt bronze statue of the deity Kubera, lord of wealth and protector over the world. He is typically shown holding a bag of jewels or fruit in one of his hands and a mongoose in the other. The mongoose symbolizes Kubera's victory over the Naga, or snake people, who watch over large hoards of treasures. The mongoose is also said to spit out jewels every time it opens its mouth. The statue is sculpted incredibly well, with natural patina and traces of pigments. The base is... Click for details
item #1339759
18th/19th Century Tibetan Bronze Tara Statue
Antique Tibetan bronze statue of Tara, with old traces of gilt pigments, beautifully hand sculpted with elaborate decoration. Natural patina. 18th/19th century

Size:6.5" L x 5.5" W x 8.25" H
item #1339354
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18th Century Tibetan Gilt Buddha Statue
Antique Tibetan gilt buddha statue, seated upon a lotus throne, holding a medicine jar in the left hand and touching down to earth with the right. Beautifully detailed with natural patina, based embossed with lotus mark. 18th century

Size: 3" L x 2.5" W x 4" H
item #1339351
Antique Tibetan Gau Portable Buddhist Shrine
Antique Tibetan Gau, or portable shrine, with a small statue of Buddha inside behind a window of glass, padded with old fabric. The wooden box has remnants of old red lacquer, and the back opens so that the Buddha may be removed. 19th century.

Size: 3.25" L x 2.5" W 4.25" H
item #1339346
Antique Tibetan Gau Portable Shrine
Antique Tibetan Gau, or portable shrine, in a metal repousse container with imagery of lotuses and various figures, within is a deity behind a small glass window. Directly below the deity is the face of Kirtimukha, a common image in Southeast Asian temples. The box is secured within a pouch woven of cotton and silk, with a long strap and small stone clasps. 19th century.

Size: 3.5" L x 3" W x 1.25" H (length of strap 20" hanging)
item #1339342
Antique Tibetan Bone Carving from a Shaman's Robe
Antique Tibetan bone carving, originally from a Shaman's robe worn during religious ceremonies. All hand-carved with a deity figure surrounded by highly intricate decorative motifs. Includes custom made iron display stand.Dates from the 18th century.

Size: 4.5" H x 1.5" L x .5" W (carving only) 6.5" H x 2" L x 2" W (on stand)
item #1339221
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