Antique Thai figure of seated Buddha Shakyamuni. Made of bronze and seated with his hands folded in meditation (Dhyana mudra). Downcast eyes with lids barely open, a gentle smile on his face, he exudes a sense of calm. With lovely patina and traces of gilt.
Age: Ayutthaya (1350-1767 A.D.)
Dimensions: 10 3/4" high x 7" wide x 2 1/2" deep
Thai Antique Bronze Figure of Garuda
Antique Thai cast bronze figure of Garuda crouched on his haunches, with wings open wide. Garuda is the faithful friend and vahana (vehicle) of Vishnu. He is depicted here in anthropomorphic form, with human body but with wings, beak and and legs of an eagle-like sun bird. Garuda is the personification of courage and the enemy of naga, the serpent.
Age: early 20th century
Dimensions: 7" high x 9 1/8" wide x 4 1/2" deep
Southeast Asian Bronze Buddha with Deer and Wheel of Dharma
Interesting Bronze Buddha seated on lotus throne with wheel of dharma and two male stag deer in attendance below him. The two male deer are Nigrodha and Sakha, part of a specially poignant Jataka Tale helpful with the teaching of the first sermon at the Deer Park in Sarnath. Helpful with the teaching of the eightfold path to escape and end suffering.
Age: First Quarter 20th Century
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Rare Small Bronze Laos Rain Drum
A rare small size bronze Laos rain drum. Would have originally been given as a gift to a wealthy family's children to play. Stunning relief work seen with great detail on all sides. Pair of four frogs sit atop the flat surface. Excellent original condition with beautiful patina consistent with age.
With a lot of respect, if not fearfully, Kmmu played bronze drums for all kinds of ceremonies: to pray for the rain to come or to stop, to protect against animals or thieves in harvest... Click for details
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Thai Antique Gilt Bronze Buddhist Temple Deer
Antique Thai gilt cast bronze figure of a recumbent temple deer. These sika deer are closely associated with the Buddha because of his "Teaching in the Deer Park" in Sarnath. Buddha's teaching, or "Spinning the Wheel of the Law" further links the deer to this sacred event. Thus deer are often depicted with the Wheel of the Law, or Dharmachakra in a temple setting. With one leg bent under his body and one outstretched, the deer turns a long, graceful neck to look back over it's shoulder.... Click for details
Bronze Ayuthaya Period Hand of Buddha, Thailand
Antique bronze hand of Buddha on wooden stand. Hand displays the Abhyaya Mudra, the have-no-fear gesture representing peace, benevolence, and reassurance. Beautiful long tapered fingers. Patina consistent with age.
Age: Ayuthaya Period (17th/18th century)
Dimensions: Hand only: 4" high x 1 1/2" wide x 3" deep. (7" high with stand)
Burmese Architectural Temple Carving
A Burmese architectual temple carving. Would have been mounted within the structural supports of the temple design. Original pigment of gold and red show well and are vibrant. Hand carved with multi colored glass beads imbedded within each detail.
Dimensions: 28" wide X 28" high
Asian Prehistoric Clay Jar
Asian archaic clay jar with design of fish nets in soft red hue, clay showing signs of roots, repairs to lip.
East Bay Collection Dates Approximately 1500 BC Size H 9 1/4" x W 9"
Indonesian Wood Guardian Deity
Indonesian wood guardian deity with a fierce crouched posture, bulging eyes, tusks, and wings. The image powerfully carved with probable shamanistic use.
Provenance Private San Francisco Collection Dates 18th/19th Century Size H 13" x 5 3/4" x 6"
Indonesian Jataka of Rama Painted Textile
Rare antique Indonesian textile that is a jataka of tales of Rama with forty-nine painted scenes with script on top of scenes, wondrous scenes of monstrous sea creatures and key scenes of life of Rama are depicted in charming traditionally painted scenes outlined in wood-like columns with black with blues, reds, khaki greens, on beige background. Made of fine cotton on stretched frame.
provenance Lafayette estate
Size: 51 3/8" High x 42 5/8" Wide