Global Art & Artifacts


Cambodian Khmer Art Sandstone Sculpture. 17/18th Century. Gautama Buddha. Naga. Macalinda. Enlightenment. Cambodia

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  In the Angkorian style, this excellent sculpture depicts a naga (serpent) as the protector of Buddha. The Buddha, seated in the Virasana pose, is meditating on three graduated coils of the serpent king, Mucalinda. This ancient Virasana pose should not be confused with the Hero pose currently… Continue reading

Phurba Phurpa in Bronze with Mahakala Head. Buddhism. Nepal

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    A traditionally styled Phurba. This is a ritual object used to dispel and destroy obstacles. Originally used to mark out the perimeter of the construction of temples and monastery, it is still used in religious and sacred ceremonies.   I have an accompanying older “stunning” case… Continue reading

Antique, Rare & Consecrated Temple Bronze Buddha with Double Dorje Symbol on base Statue, Tibet / India

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Detail: I think this is a Tibetan Temple Bronze Statue from the late-1800’s. A double Dorje or Visha Vajra is stamped or engraved on the metal base. This double Vajra – representing thunderbolts of enlightenment – has four points which represent the four Dhyani Buddha’s: Amoghasiddhi… Continue reading

Silver Buddha Face and Body with Bird Wings / Other Features Statue, Tibet

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Detail: Our Tibetan agent found this in a private home / estate sale. This is an interesting representation. On the one hand, it has many similarities of a common Tibetan Garuda. Composition is a silver / nickel (nickel for strength and weight) composite, typical of many… Continue reading
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