Global Art & Artifacts

India

Magnificent Carved Hindu Architectural Corbel.  Fragment.  Temple.  Tamil Nadu, India

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    An antique – at least – carved architectural temple fragment.   It is populated by Hindu deities . . .  many hard for me to identify.  I am reasonably sure that Vishnu is in the center shown with multiple arms.  The raised arm is a… Continue reading

Antique Tibetan Shakyamuni Buddha. Bronze.  Patina.   Bhumisparsa. Himalayan Foothills. Nepal

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    Although there are various Buddhas with many names, forms and who play multiple roles . . . . it is the Buddha Shakyamuni that we refer to when we say “the Buddha.”   Historically, Shakyamuni Buddha was a spiritual master who lived and taught in modern day India… Continue reading

18th Century Hand Carved Wooden Corbel.  Hindu.  Temple.  Architectural.  Wenge Wood.  Sculpture. Tamil Nadu. India.

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  A stunning and sizable corbel hand carved in Wenge wood with a horse riding deity (most likely Shiva) and a subordinate horse below.  It reminds me of the monolithic pillars with sculptures of riders on the backs of wild horses  . . . trampling their enemies below.… Continue reading

Old Solid Sandstone Parvati. Gauri.  Bust.  Head.  India

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    Parvati is a Hindu goddess of fertility, love, beauty, marriage, children and devotion.  Add to that:  divine strength and power . . .  which seems to sum up what is positive in the world today.   The esotericstuff.com thing to know is that Parvati is… Continue reading

Vintage Heavy Brass Decorative Plate.  10”.  India

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  Very unique and quite stunning.   The swirling background is really cool.  Hook on back for wall hanging.   I have a matching brass jar / urn listed as V-6003.  Both pieces would look great on your dining table or on a décor shelf.   … Continue reading

Vintage Decorative Cloisonné Heavy Enameled Brass Ginger Jar / Urn with lid.  India

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    Very unique and quite beautiful.    During photography, I noticed a dent near one of the designs (to the far right of the design on the first image).  I am reducing the price by 50% of its true and undented value.  It is only somewhat… Continue reading

Large Silk Door Hanging with Dragons, Kathmandu Nepal

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Detail:  This is a hand embroidered piece with a red silk brocade background.  Two dragons face each other.  A Tibetan custom, wall hangings like this are used to welcome visitors at the entrances to monasteries, home and business offices.  Dragons also ward off evil.  Loops… Continue reading

Unique and Stylish Copper, Brass and White Metal Bracelet, Kathmandu Nepal

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Detail:  This is really a nice cuff or bracelet made of intertwined wires of copper, brass and white metal.  Bracelet is about 7.5” length and can be easily adjusted for a tighter or looser fit.  This is a new piece and made by craftsmen in the late… Continue reading

Recent, Large Hand Carved Bud Rosewood and Boxwood Chess Pieces, India

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Detail:  This is a newer complete set – 26 pieces – of hand carved chess pieces.  The king is a tall 5.75”, the queen is 4.75” and a pawn is 2.375”.  The dark pieces are carved from bud rosewood, considered one of the most beautiful woods for… Continue reading

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
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