Antique wooden box, round from with lid, from Punjab Province, Pakistan/India. Carved and painted with designs of fish and flowers. Painted with natural red and black pigments.
Age: late 19th/early 20th century
Dimensions: 6 1/2" high x 4 3/4" wide diameter
Antique Bronze Seated Ganesha, Northern India
Antique Indian bronze figure of Ganesha. Seated on a lotus throne, he holds his prayer beads and ax in two of his four hands. He holds up one hand in abhaya mudra while he feeds himself sweets with the other. His mouse vahana (vehicle) looks up at him from the right side of his throne. According to legend, Ganesha was created from mud by the goddess Parvati in order to guard her while she bathed. Upon returning home from meditation, Parvati's husband, Shiva was furious to find his path... Click for details
Indian Antique Stone Carving of Vishnu and Lakshmi
Antique Indian carving of Vishnu and Lakshmi. Vishnu is identified by his tall crown and club. His wife, Lakshmi is seated on his left knee. Carved of a hard black/green stone. Beautifully worn smooth and with traces of vermillion from it's use as a votive sculpture. This piece is very powerful.
Age: Possible 4th century
Dimensions: 4 1/4" high x 2 1/4" wide x 1 1/4" deep
Sri Lankan Antique Ceramic Votive Figure of Hanuman
Antique Sri Lankan ceramic figure of seated Hanuman, the Hindu god in monkey form, hero of the Ramayana and devoted friend to Rama. Seated with one knee raised and hands together in prayer, Hanuman's face is full of compassion. His tall crown denotes his status. Traces of green and white pigments remain.
Age: 18th/19th century
Dimensions: 5" high x 2 1/2" wide x 2 1/2" deep
Indian Banarasi Silk Brocade Purple Saree with Gold and Silver Zari
Indian saree made of Banarasi brocade with extensive gold and silver zari floral patterns on vibrant purple ground. Beautiful sheer brocade.
Age: First quarter of 20th century
Dimensions: 39" wide x 184" long approx
Indian Banarasi Silk Brocade Deep Blue Saree with Gold Zari
Indina Banarasi silk brocade saree (sari) with extensive gold zari woven through out. Lovely deep gold brocade leaves designs on deep blue ground.
Age: First quarter of 20th century
Dimensions: 41" wide x 192" long approx
Indian Banarasi Silk Brocade Wedding Saree with Gold Zari
Indian wedding saree made of Banarasi brocade with extensive gold zari patterns on red ground. Details in purple and pale green.
Age: First Quarter of 20th century
Dimensions: 96" wide x 128" long approx.
Indian Antique Stone Figure of Seated Ganesha
Antique Indian carved figure of Ganesha, the elephant headed Hindu deity known as the Remover of Obstacles. Carved of soapstone and with traces of pigment. Ganesha sits on a bench with one leg up. His gently curling trunk rests on his large round belly. According to legend, Ganesha was created from mud by the goddess Parvati in order to guard her while she bathed. Upon returning home from meditation, Parvati's husband, Shiva was furious to find his path blocked by Parvati's mud... Click for details
Indian Antique Stone Figure of Dancing Ganesha
Antique Indian figure of dancing Ganesha. Carved of stone, possibly serpentine. Ganesha, the Remover of Obstacles stands on one foot with knees bent as he dances. In one hand he holds a string of prayer beads and in the other, a club. By his right hand is his vehicle (vahana), a mouse. Ganesha is the beloved child of Shiva and Parvati.
Age: 19th century
Dimensions: 8" high x 4 1/2" wide x 1 1/2" deep
Indian Antique Mughal Miniature Painting of a Princess
Antique Indian Mughal miniature painting of a court princess, holding a child's crown on a small, round tray. She is draped in shear yellow robes with red salwar and she is bedecked with jewels. Her long black hair flows down her back. Here beautiful face has a slight smile. Behind her are tall plants flowering yellow and white. This court painting was probably once an album leaf from an illuminated text. Gouache on paper.