Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Tibetan Antique Tall Bronze Butter Lamp
Antique Tibetan tall bronze butter lamp for a Buddhist altar. Traditionally, the butter lamp would burn ghee. The light of the flame of the butter lamp represents the "wisdom of the awakened mind" and helps to "dispel the darkness of delusion". Most Tibetan household and temple altar displays include a butter lamp. This tall lamp resembles a multi tiered lotus blossom with decorative granulation on the edges. Beautiful patina from age and use.

Age: 19th century

Dimensions: 13... Click for details
item #1439602
$900.00
Tibetan Antique Bronze Butter Lamp
Antique Tibetan tall bronze butter lamp for a Buddhist altar. Traditionally, the butter lamp would burn ghee. The light of the flame of the butter lamp represents the "wisdom of the awakened mind" and helps to "dispel the darkness of delusion". Most Tibetan household and temple altar displays include a butter lamp. This tall lamp resembles a multi tiered lotus blossom with decorative granulation on the edges.

Age: Early to Mid 20th Century

Dimensions: 11 1/8" high x 6... Click for details
item #1439598
$900.00
Nepalese Antique Bronze Melong Altar Mirror
Antique Nepalese bronze melong, "Mirror of Emptiness". Melong are placed on altars to reflect right thoughts. This melong has a polished center surrounded by flames. It stands on a lotus base. It is the same on either side. A soft rattling sound from within the convex portion of the mirror reveals that it has been consecrated, meaning a prayer has been placed inside.

Age: 18th/19th century

Dimensions: 7 1/2" high x 4 1/4" wide x 2 1/2" deep
item #1438922
$2,400.00
Antique Tibetan Inlaid Pin of Vishnu and Garuda
Antique Tibetan broach with figures of the Lord Vishnu astride the anthropomorphic form of Garuda, his vehicle mount (vahana). Made of metal filagree and inlaid with coral, shell, turquoise, and red and blue carved glass.

Age: Early 20th century

Dimensions: 2 1/8" high x 2 1/8" wide
item #1437765
$500.00
Tibetan Antique Necklace with Wrathful Deity
Antique Tibetan necklace with a large pendant of a demon's head or that of a wrathful deity. Made of metal with scrolling filigree and inlaid with coral, turquoise, shell, and lapis.

Age: Early 20th century

Dimensions: 14" long (pendant is 3 1/2" x 3")
item #1437675
$650.00
Tibetan Antique Small Crystal Buddhist Reliquary Stupa
Antique Tibetan Buddhist small reliquary in stupa form. Carved of quartz crystal in two sections with traces of gold leaf, this votive offering would have once been housed in a larger container and placed at the foot of an architectural stupa acting as either a funeral mound or housing relics of an important person. The shape, with it's rounded body and terraced lid, imitates the larger stupa, a three dimensional mandala and symbol of Buddha. With a small wooden collector's box.... Click for details
item #1435066
$2,000.00
Tibetan Antique Small Stupa Form Reliquary with Gold Leaf
Antique Tibetan Buddhist small reliquary in stupa form. Made of glass and covered with gold leaf, this votive offering would have once been housed in a larger container and placed at the foot of an architectural stupa acting as either a funeral mound or housing relics of an important person. The shape, with it's rounded body and terraced lid, imitate the larger stupa, a three dimensional mandala and symbol of Buddha.

Age:17th/18th century

Dimensions: 3 1/2" high
item #1435059
$3,500.00
Tibetan Antique Gilt Bronze Standing Figure of a Bodhisattva
Antique Tibetan gilt bronze figure of a standing bodhisattva. He stands squarely on a lotus throne with both hands raised in abhayamudra, the gesture of reassurance as if to say "have no fear". Great care has been paid to the many flowing folds of his robes and his tall crown is embellished with ornate details. The calmness of his facial expression conveys serenity and compassion.

Age: 19th century

Dimensions: 12 1/2" high x 6" wide
item #1433067
$7,900.00
Late 18th C. Tibetan's Monks Deerskin Trunk
A highly original late 18th century Tibetans monks trunk. An early example of painted Tibetan furniture, the chest is lavishly decorated with emblems symbolic of two deer resting on lotus blossoms looking up at the wheel of Dharmachakra. Original pigment in great condition showing much of the colors.
Raised outlines and layers of glossy lacquer catch the light, accentuating the trunk’s otherworldly subject matter. The extravagant decoration along with the elegant spear-like iron... Click for details
item #1431377
$7,000.00
Tibetan Antique Tsakli Card with Painting of Red Heruka on Horseback
Antique Tibetan tsakli card depicting a wrathful deity (Heruka) on horseback. Painted in mineral colors on paper with Sanskrit description on the back.

Tsakli cards are powerful miniature paintings of Buddhist deities and objects. They have many different ritual uses. They can be used for teaching when a lama holds the card out for a student to focus on, thus helping them with the visualization and meditation on that deity and what it represents. The cards are often used as part of... Click for details
item #1431008
$500.00
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