Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Antique Tibetan Thangka of Blue Tara
Antique Tibetan Thangka of the blue Tara, Ekajati, a meditative deity expressing female energy of compassion, kindness, and the light of the god source, holding a Vajra and a Ghanta, surrounded by 100 secondary Bodhisattva and other religious figures, beautifully rendered.

East SF Bay Collection
Dates 18th/19th century
Size H 41" x W 32"
item #1420506
Rare Pair of Antique Himalayan Chitapati Skeletons Ritual Objects
Very rare Pair of original Antique Himalayan Chitapati bronze Skeletons once used in important Himalayan rituals. Depicted as male and female, standing with grimacing countenances, Condition is constant with age an natural worn from use. Mounted on custom bases for presentation.

Citipati known in Sanskrit as (चितिपति) is a protector deity or supernatural being in Tibetan Buddhism and Vajrayana Buddhism of India. It is formed of two skeletal deities, one male and the... Click for details
item #1414682
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Exceptional 17th C. Nepalese Antique Ganesha Stone Stele
Black Stone Stele of Ganesha, seated on lotus throne with four arms holding mace, tusk, rope, and sweetmeats, crowned headdress, losses. Large size wondrously carved. With old losses consistent with age.

Ganesha is widely revered as the remover of obstacles, the patron of arts and sciences and the deva of intellect and wisdom. As the god of beginnings, he is honored at the start of rites and ceremonies. Ganesha is also invoked as patron of letters and learning during writing... Click for details
item #1414605
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Mid 17th Century Nepalese Stone Stele Vishnu Striding Earth
Nepalese Stone mandorla shaped stele with Vishnu four-armed striding the earth with his giant stride. Light grey stone plinth with devotee and consorts at lotus throne base. Rough back at reverse. Hishnu was know to be able to cover the entire distance around earth in three strides.

Provenance Handley Pvt. Collection

Circa early 17th century Size: 14 1/2" H x 11 1/2" W x 3" D
item #1414407
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Rare Late 17th C. Nepalese Narimsimha Black Schist Head
Very unusual an rare Nepalese Simhamukha, also known as Narimsimha, avatar of Vishnu, ferocious countenance of half man, half lion, black schist head model on stand. Old losses with original patina consistent with age.
In terms of these Higher Tantras, a meditation deity (yi-dam lha) who is both wrathful and female is the Jnana Dakini Simhamukha. It is important to understand that, despite her exceedingly wrathful appearance and animal head, she is not a guardian spirit (srung-ma),... Click for details
item #1414401
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Nepalese Wood Stele of Bharayvasati
Nepalese Wood Stele of Bharayvasati and his Consort. Wonderfully carved with crowned headdresses , his eight outstretched arms holding attributes, standing on vanquished foe, consort riding on lion, atop a lotus thorne, lowest level with devotees.

Ex: Spink, London

circa 15th, 16th century

Size: 17"H x 12"W x 3 1/4" D
item #1414400
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Nepalese Black Stone Stele of Manjusri and Sakti
Nepalese Grey Stone Stele, Manjusri with Sakti in the embracing posture. This posture is called Yab-Yum (Father & Mother) and in Tibet and Nepal is also called "the tight embrace" Representing the divine force of creation.

Provenance Handley Collection
circa 17th century
8" H x 6 1/2" W x 2" D
item #1414367
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Nepalese Black Stone Stele of Surya Diety
Nepalese black stone stele of Surya holding flowers and figure beneath on winged horses. The Brihat Samhita, a Hindu text that describes architecture, iconography and design guidelines, states that Surya should be shown with two hands and wearing a crown. In contrast, the Vishnudharmottara, another Hindu text on architecture, states Surya iconography should show him with four hands, with flowers in two hands, a staff in third, and in fourth he should be shown to be holding writing equipment... Click for details
item #1414366
Nepalese Antique Bronze Seated Bodhisatva
Antique Nepalese Bronze Bodhisatva seated on lotus throne. Depicted lovely and delicate detailing with five pointed crown headdress with small head on deer on left shoulder. Hands raised in prayer, hand holding lotus and other had holding rope. Unusual imagery on back of lotus throne of conch shell and running deer. Detachable base from figure.

Provenance McIntyre Collection
19th century
H 12 1/4" x W 9 1/4" x D 7"
item #1414187
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Himalayan Carved Flaming Scepter Ritual Object
Himalayan boxwood carved flaming scepter used as a ritual object with pointed end. Well-patinated Shamanic usage.

Ashby Collection, LA
18 1/4" L x 2 1/2" W x 1 1/4" D
Circa 1900s, turn of century
item #1414185
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