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Mahogany Seated Kuan Yin / Quanyin Statue, China

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Detail: This is a solid piece of mahogany wood carved into a seated Kuan Yin, God of Compassion. A remarkable piece – not just because of the simplicity of carving – but for the elegance of the pose and serenity. Purchased from a private family in Chengdu… Continue reading

Hindu Lord Ganesh Cast in Brass, India

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Detail: Ganesh, the elephant-headed god of wisdom and success is the defender and remover of obstacles. He is one of the sons of Shiva. This statue is hollow cast. Acquired from an estate sale in Dallas Texas in 1999. It was cast in the mid-1900’s. In very good condition. This item has been sold.

Bronze Hindu Indra Atop Erawan, Thailand

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Detail: I believe this is a stylized statue of the Hindu god Indra on top of the three headed guardian elephant Erawan (Airavata). There is a similar configuration in the central tower of the Temple of Dawn in Bangkok Thailand. Hollow cast. In very good condition.… Continue reading

Bronze Hindu Goddess Durga on Dawon, India

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Detail: As a goddess, Durga’s feminine power contains the energies of the gods. She holds – in her many arms – weapons from various gods. Durga was created as a warrior goddess to fight demons (namely Mahisha). She rides on her Dawon (lion or tiger). … Continue reading

Museum Quality Ancient Hindu Temple God Surya in Stone, India

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Detail: Surya, the supreme light, is the chief solar deity in Hinduism. In Shaivite theology, Surya is said to be one of the eight forms of Shiva. This head in a beige hard stone (appears to be harder than sandstone) is said to be 600+… Continue reading

Sandstone Buddha Head on Stand, Java Indonesia

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Detail: This reminds me of the Vairocana Buddha that is at the Temple Borobodur in Java. . . . a temple that was built in the 8-9th Centuries. Exceptional detail and serene expression. Mounted on a rather primitive wooden base. Mid- to late-1900’s. Pristine condition.

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
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