Global Art & Artifacts


Powerful Amulet. Luang Phor Koon.  Paritsuttoh. Famous Thai Buddhist Monk.  Phra Pidta.  Thailand

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    Amulets are made in very limited batches and commonly commemorate the passing of a highly venerated monk.  Amulets produced by monks at temples are consecrated which entails the mixing various materials that is in turn pressed by hand into custom wooden molds.  All through the process… Continue reading

Tsa Tsa Tablet.  Fragment.  Terracotta.  Vajrayana Buddhist.  Tibet

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  Tsa Tsa, a form of Tibetan Buddhist art, has been around for centuries.  A metal mold is made containing the hollowed, reversed image of a deity, stupa or other sacred symbol.  Clay is applied to the mold and left to harden.   Making tsa tsa’s is one… Continue reading

Bronze Avalokitesvara Consecrated Temple Buddha, China

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Detail:  This is one of my favorite temple bronze statues.  Not quite the 1000 arms  (although there are many hundreds cast in the background) but this Buddha does have the 7 heads.  The double Dorje or Wisha Vajra is stamped on its metal base and represents… 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

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