Indonesian Framed Tapis Women's Ceremonial Skirt with Mica
A framed Indonesian tapis, a woman's ceremonial skirt hand-woven with striped and scrolling motifs. Warp ikat, supplementary weft weave, and embroidery with silk thread, gold thread, and mica chip composition.
Late 19th / Early 20th century
Dimensions: 48" x 47 1/2"
Japanese Carving of a Chinoiserie Candle Holder Attendant
Japanese export carving of a chinoiserie candle holder attendant, mounted on a gilt bronze French ormolu base. The heavenly attendant has original polychrome pigments of red, green, brown and beige and holds a long staff connected to the brass candleholder.
Dimensions: 7" W x 5" D x 20" H
Indonesian Framed Geringsing Wayan Kebo Ceremonial Wrap
Double ikat, hand-spun cotton with natural dyes, with Wayang keno kneeling figures in rust brown. Wayang Keno are the triad of three Hindu gods Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva. The textile is believed to possess healing properties as the name means "no disease". (Gering = disease, sing = no). From the Tenganan Pegringsingan village in East Bali. With wear consistent with the age.
Antique Sino-Tibetan repousse hanging censer with iron chain. The hexagonal shaped body has the repeating image of a coiling serpentine dragon with lingzhi clouds of smoke, with inlaid turquoise on each side and touches of gold gilt. The base of the censer with a pomegranate form finial, the top of the censer with a finial in the shape of a fierce deity's head.
Dimensions: 10" w x 20" h (52 1/2" total length w/ chain)
18th C. Tibetan Buddhist Tsakli Miniature Painting of Red Mahakala
Antique Tibetan Buddhist tsakli miniature painting, considered to be an important visual aid for monks in training when conferring empowerments. This tsakli painting depicts an alternate form of the fierce deity Mahakala, in which his skin is red and he embraces his consort in a yabyum sutra. Around Red Mahakala's waist is a tiger's pelt and elephant skin is draped over his shoulders. In the four corners of the painting are four dancing Dakinis, female deities of meditation and the bardo, or... Click for details
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18th C. Tibetan Buddhist Tsakli Miniature Painting of Dharmapalas
Antique Tibetan Buddhist tsakli miniature painting, considered to be an important visual aid for monks in training when conferring empowerments. This tsakli painting depicts four of the Dharmapalas and their consorts. The Dharmapalas are fierce deity protectors who will wage war without mercy against demons and enemies of Buddhism. Some of the more commonly known Dharmapalas are Mahakala, Yama, Yamantaka, and Kubera. Each fierce deity embraces their consort in a Yabyum pose, and each holds a... Click for details
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18th C. Tibetan Buddhist Tsakli Miniature Painting of Dakinis
Antique Tibetan Buddhist tsakli miniature painting, considered to be an important visual aid for monks in training when conferring empowerments. This tsakli painting depicts a group of dancing wrathful Dakinis. The Dakinis are female deities of meditation and the bardo, or intermediate state after death and before rebirth.
There are sixteen different colored Dakinis altogether, clothed in human and animal skins, and feasting on corpses.
Eight Dakinis have the heads of various animals; A... Click for details
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Antique Japanese Keyaki Sendai Tansu
Japanese solid Keyaki isho tansu from the Sendai region. With original deep red lacquer finish. The interior of the drawers done in black lacquer. With black iron hardware incised with floral motifs, large lock plates with chrysanthemums and open work scrolling leaves, the small corner safe door adorned with a round open work iron plate with peonies and scrolling leaves, opening to two small interior drawers for precious keepsakes.
18th C. Tibetan Buddhist Tsakli Miniature Painting of Mahakala
Antique Tibetan Buddhist tsakli miniature painting, considered to be an important visual aid for monks in training when conferring empowerments. This tsakli painting depicts the fierce deity Mahakala, wearing a tiger's pelt and elephant skin, with decapitated heads strung around his waist. In his hands he holds a kapala skull cup containing the elixir of life and a kartika or ritual flaying knife. He also holds close to his body a khatvanga or ritual staff with three human heads at the upper... Click for details
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Rare Japanese Antique Choba Tansu with Interior Drawers
Antique Japanese choba tansu made of solid quartered sawn keyaki (zalkova) wood with burl wood front. The upper portion of the tansu has a large full-width drawer and another full-width drawer on the bottom. The right hand side has three small exterior drawers. The middle section has sliding panels with unusually fine vertical slats. The interior has 3 small drawers in a vertical row. All original lacquer finish and iron hardware including square drawer pulls and elaborately cut out lock... Click for details