Indian Miniature Mewar Painting of Maharaja on White Horse
Antique Indian miniature painting of a Maharaja on horseback with attendant and flywhisk, drawing in ink and sepia tones with gold highlights. Rank of rider shown by jewelry worn and on red footed white horse. Long pleated white clothing. Horse rearing up, rider sitting effortlessly and regally. Condition toned and worn.
Provenance from Los Angeles estate
Age: mid 1800s
Size: 8 1/8" High 6 1/4" Wide
Indian Navaratna Painting of Goddess Shailaputri
Indian painting of the goddess Shailaputri, in unique Navaratna style of painting from 1930s, when Indian was emerging with its own unique style of painting. Gouache delicately painted and encoded with symbols of Hindu spiritual meaning. Crescent moon is on her forehead with halo around her head. She is holding a trident and has three eyes in her forehead representing waking, dreaming and sleeping states of mind. Atmospheric and masterfully moody painting. Similar in painting style to... Click for details
Early 18th Century Indian Wood Stele of Indra and Consort
Indian Wood Stele of Indra and Consort seated in 'royal ease' on lotus throne under the crest of the flaming Kirtimukha lion-torso figure with arms outstretched. Wondrously carved, standing attendants at each side. Worn with devotional usage. Traces of old pigment.
Pair of recumbant elephants and diety at base.
Handley Collection, purchased Sotheby's March 1988
Size: 23"H x 13" W x 5" D
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17th C. Indian Stone Bust of Brahma
Indian stone bust of Brahma with three heads, Central India. Crowned headdress with raiment of a royal being. Light grey stone, benevolent countenance.
Brahma known as the creator god in Hinduism. He is also a consort of Saraswati and he is the father of Four Kumaras, Narada, Daksha, Marich, along with many more.
Several Puranas describe him as emerging from a lotus, connected to the navel of Lord Vishnu. Other Puranas suggest that he is born from Shiva or his aspects, or... Click for details
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Indian Yoni Lingam Ceremonial Vessel
Indian Himalayan Copper Yoni Lingam ceremonial vessel for Holy water, Dates from the 17th - 18th century. Forged from hand hammered copper, a tier-shaped vessel with a navel on the interior. Placed on stand, the vessel has a dramatic sculptural presence with a patina showing its use and age. The Yoni (vulva) is the symbol of the Hindu God Shakti.
Dates 17th-18th Century
Size H 16" x W 8" x D 2.5" without base
Ancient India Stone Sculpture Doorway Fret
An 11th Century stone sculpture used as a doorway fret. Images of female dieties In the relief sculpture, chief image is a female holding a petaled flower and surrounded by other gods. Narasimha (Sanskrit: Narasiṃha, man-lion) is an avatar of the Hindu god Vishnu, one who incarnates in the form of part lion and part man to destroy evil and end religious persecution and calamity on Earth, thereby restoring Dharma.
An Ancient Nepali Wood Sculpture of Bhairava & his Consort
A Nepalese wood sculpture of Bhairava and his consort Bhairavi on a custom stand. Bhairava (Sanskrit: frightful) is a Hindu Tantric deity worshiped by Hindus. In Shaivism, he is a fierce manifestation of Shiva associated with annihilation.
Date: 15th / 16th century
Provenance: Spinks London 1985, thence Handley Collection
Dimensions:18" tall X 12" wide X 4" deep with stand, sculpture 17" tall X 12" wide X 3.25" deep
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Antique Pair of Persian Mixed Metal Vases
A pair of silvered copper (copper and nickel) Persian vases. the vases have a flared rim with long neck, round middle and collet foot. The surfaces is embellished with floral design of fine, and impressive scrolling.
Dimensions: 15" tall X 9" wide
Vintage East Indian Brass Altar Shrine
Vintage East Indian altar shrine, made from brass with copper nails. The step base leads into the shrine with embossed tree panels behind four pillars. The top of the structure has two peacock shaped finials. Openwork repeating patterns and floral motifs are shown throughout.
Dimensions: 10 1/2" w x 8 1/4" d x 19 3/4" h
17th Century Silver Inlaid Brass Jain Shrine
Ancient Indian Jain religious shrine, the central Jina surrounded by multiple celestial nymphs with two elephants at the top on either side of the canopy. This brass with inlaid silver sculpture has ancient Devanagari script over the entire back. The Jinas eyes and central chest are silver inlaid. Rubbed and some losses.