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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

Mahogany or Ireng Garuda & Vishnu Hindu Statue, Bali, Indonesia

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Garuda’s origins are in Indonesia about 2000 years ago. In Buddhist culture. Garudas are called the Bird of Life and the Nagas and Kirata are its enemies. Here Garuda – with Hindu Vishnu (god of life) on his back – is in a fight with guardians and a… Continue reading

Chhepu, Shrine Protector Mask, Nepal

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Chhepu (Chepu) is the brother of Garuda and is known for his bravery. He has been given a place at the top of many main shrines as the “protector” from all dangers. Nagas (snake like dragons) are his main food… yuk. This is carved from a single… Continue reading

Phenomenal Ireng Wood Bali Dragon God Carving. Naga Besukian. Artist Signed. Bali

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Bali, an Indonesian island located between Java and Lombok, is known for its Ireng wood carvings. Ireng is very heavy and very strong. This carving is of the dragon god Naga Besukian residing in a stone representation at the Pura Besakih Temple in Bali. This was hand carved by Ny… Continue reading
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