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Hand Carved Male Spirit Figure, Keram River, Papua New Guinea

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Detail: This is a representation of the sacred cockatoo bird man from Papua New Guinea. Hand carved. Museum quality and in very good condition. Circa mid-1900s. From an antiquities dealer / collector in Noosa Head Australia. Stunning! For the Serious Collector. I’m sorry, this item has been sold.

Silver / Nickel Tara Avalokiteswora Statue, Nepal / Tibet

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Detail: This is a gorgeous and highly detailed Avalokiteswora of the Buddhist Pantheon. Believed to protect human beings while they cross the ocean of existence. Precious ornaments adorn her body. The sealed bottom shows an engraved design that I believe is the crossed-Vajra, symbolizing the principle… Continue reading

Silver / Nickel Seated Namgyalma Buddha Statue, Tibet

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Detail: Seated in the Dhyana Asana position, this 8-armed Buddha is gesturing with the Dharmachakra (Teaching). The three faces of this Buddha have similar serene expressions. Silver / nickel composite. Great detail especially on the head dress. Bottom is sealed with a metal cover. Circa mid-1900’s. In fine condition.

Singh – Mythical Creature – Cast Metal Sculpture / Statue, Thailand

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Detail: This is a stately medium-sized statue, spot painted in gold. It is the classic portrayal of the Singh – a mythological Thai lion / creature. I acquired it from a New York City collector who acquired it in the mid-1970s from Thailand. It has… Continue reading

Rare Painted Pottery Tomb Guardian & Earth Spirit Statue, China

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Detail: This is styled after earth spirits circa 618 – 907 AD. These pottery tomb guardians usually had an animal’s body and face. This particular statue has a human face and the long spiky horn and stretched winds – supposedly making it extremely fearsome. Tomb guardians… 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

Goddess – perhaps Rice Goddess – Statue, Thailand

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Detail: I believe this is a representation of Thailand’s Rice Goddess. Made from a composite of buffalo bone and resin. Hand finished and polished to a dark burgundy tone. Gorgeous. From a private collector in San Francisco. Circa mid- to late-1900’s. Perfect condition.

Rosewood General Guan Gong / Guan Yu Warrior Statue, China

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Detail: Guan Yu or Guan Gong played a significant role in the civil war that lead to the collapse of the Han Dynasty and the establishment of the Shu Han. Many countries regard him as the God of Wealth or God of Protection but he is mostly known… Continue reading

Primitive and Old Brass Dokra / Dhokra Woman / Animal Statue, East India

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Detail: Dokra / Dhokra is a tribal Indian handicraft. Thought to be the oldest form of metal casting (lost wax process). What makes these pieces so popular is a “varied designs” issue and because of its primitive simplicity. Images of ritual deities were popular with these… Continue reading

Primitive & Old Brass Dokra / Dhokra Elephant Statue, East India

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Detail: Dokra / Dhokra is a tribal Indian handicraft. Thought to be the oldest form of metal casting (lost wax process). What makes these pieces so popular is a “varied designs” issue and because of its primitive simplicity. Elephants were always the most popular for these… Continue reading
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