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RARE BOOK: Majapahit Terracotta Art. Hilda Soemantri. New. Dust Cover. 1997

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  This very hard to find book explores the terracotta art of the Majapahit Kingdom (1293 – 1527 AD) with a range of cultural and political influence that included Indonesia, Malaysia and foreign entities such as Malayu, Thailand, Champa and Kampuchea.   Chapters include: Majapahit – A Historical Survey;… Continue reading

Three Large Mani Stones, Tibet

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Detail: These are Tibetan Buddhist blessing stones. Inscribed on one side is a 6-syllabled prayer / mantra of Avalokiteshwara or Chenrezig. On the other side are the eyes of Buddha. These were hand crafted by Tibetan refugees. Recently crafted.

18-piece Set Porcelain Arhat Lohan Statues, China

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Detail: In Buddhism, these statues represent Arhat (or Lohan) . . a spiritual leader or practitioner who has reached high stages of attainment such as insight into the true nature of existence and nirvana (spiritual enlightenment). Due to their abilities to ward off evil, they have become guardian angels of… Continue reading

Dayak Medicine Carrier / Container, Indonesia

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Early 1900’s or older. Extremely rare and museum quality. Shaman’s carrier. 17 Dayak figures adorn the carrier. It appears that there are figures corresponding to illness and medical conditions. Teeth and boar tusks are original as well as the coins that are embedded near the rim. Most likely lightweight items… Continue reading

Wooden Temple Hindu God Vishnu, India

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Detail: A rare and in museum quality condition, this piece of Hindu art is very old. According to an authority on Hindu art for the Dallas Asian Museum, this statue is estimated to be circa 960-1127 AD. It was from a Kashmir India temple. Pegs on top and bottom are… Continue reading

Investment Quality Jadeite Ram, China

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Detail: Very old carved ram with a foo dog lid and mahogany base. This is high quality hard jade. I bought this from a New Orleans family who possessed it for over 4 generations. I believe it is at least 100+ years old. Perfect condition. I love the veins of… Continue reading

Huge Pair Porcelain Foo Dogs, China

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Detail: One male with the globe beneath its paw. One female with a pup under her paw and one climbing up her back. They are known for being guardians but also represent happiness. Sold as a pair. Perfect condition. Sorry, these pieces have sold.

Robed Dehua Porcelain Statue, China

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Detail: Elegant and graceful statue. Great detail especially on the adornment beads, hands, face and headgear.

Wooden Kwan-yin with Child and Dragon, China

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Details: This is a great piece of wooden art and certainly over 100 years old. Notice the child and dragon … and – of course – the elegance of the Kwan-yin. The unique stand is included. This item has been sold. Thanks M&Y.F. !

Bronze Elephant Tower, Tibet

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Details: Not too much is known about this statue but it does have some special features: elephant trunk is up; there is a dragon at the top of the tower and on each side of the elephant saddle. In two pieces.
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