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Miniature Manjushri Thangka. Scroll. Printed. Silk. China.

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    Manjushri (aka The Gentle Glory) is the oldest / most significant Bodhisattva in Mahayana Buddhism and is the embodiment of transcendent wisdom.   His right hand holds a flaming sword, which represents the sharpness of prajna that can cut through the growth of suffering and the net of… Continue reading

Quality Manjushri Thangka. Thanka. Scroll. Printed. Silk. China.

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    Manjushri – the oldest and most significant Bodhisattva in Mahayana Buddhism – is the embodiment of transcendent wisdom.   As a fully enlightened Bodhisattva, he is respected and worshipped as a “meditational” diety. For those who meditate on him, he instructs in the Dharma and stimulates them… Continue reading

Old Tibetan Monastery Thangka Tangka. Shechen. Nepal / Tibet

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Vairocana, the celestial sun Buddha. It is the oldest Dhyani (mediation) Buddha. Face and most trim designs are in 24k gold paint. The embroidery work is vibrant. The painting is rich and in very good condition. From the mid-1900s.   The artisan who designed and… Continue reading

Wood Garuda Statue, Indonesia

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Detail: Well known in Hindu religion, this statue was hand carved in Indonesia. My best guess is Java. Nice details and also a gold gilt in various places on the statue to add good contrast and definition. Circa mid-1900’s. From a “Garuda” collector… Continue reading

Bronze Foo Dog and Ram Ashtray / Bowl, Asia

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Detail: I have had this forever to hold miscellaneous office things. It is old and unique. Two faces appear: one is a ram and the other – with mouth open for the smoke to flow – is a foo dog face. Circa late-1800s to… Continue reading

Antique & Rare 19th Century Bronze Gold Gilt Rattanakosin Royal Ganesh / Ganapati Buddha on Throne, Thailand

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The Remover of Obstacles . . a rare and old Rattanakosin Bronze Ganesh typical of the style with finely jeweled trappings and throne. Extremely well cast and detailed. This bronze is in Very Fine condition. Gold gilt with a probable light lacquer coating to protect the… Continue reading

Hand-painted Gold Gilt Imari Porcelain Vase, China

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Detail: Exquisite color with gold gilding. Imari porcelain was first produced in Japan in the 1700’s. China quickly began to produce its own Chinese Imari pieces. China was able to produce a thinner porcelain with a more even / smooth glaze. I am told… Continue reading

Wooden Chiang Saen-Styled Buddha Statue, Thailand

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Detail: This style Buddha was prevalent in northern Thailand during the 10th and 13th Centuries. They primarily were carved in the Mara position, cross-legged. Many were adorned with crystals, gemstones and gold. This one is nicely carved and with paint, gold-gilt and glass pieces. … Continue reading

19th Century Wooden Painted and Gold-Gilt Horse Statue, China

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Detail: This horse was carved in ZheJiang province, southeast China back in the 19th Century. Excellent workmanship. Some of the applied paint and gold has started to crack and expand around the neck (see images). However, it is very stable. Acquired from an Asian… Continue reading

Rare 19th Century Bronze Gilt Rattanakosin Buddha, Thailand

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Detail: Extraordinary Rattanakosin Bronze Buddha. Typical of the Rattanakosin style with finely jeweled robes and throne, tiered crown and flaired ear ornaments. Extremely well cast and detailed. Figure is in Very Fine condition with the exception of the very tip of the ushnisha. Gilt and… Continue reading
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