Global Art & Artifacts


Large Brass Hand and Singing Temple Bell with Dorje / Vajra on Handle. Striker. Tibet

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Detail:  Hard brass temple bell that serves as a singing bell / bowl.  At the tip of the handle is a Dorje (Tibetan name) or Vajra,  a sacred object.  A striker is included and – if you hold the bell by the handle – you can… 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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