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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

Bronze Ganesh / Ganesha Chaturthi Statue, Nepal / Northeast India

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Detail: Five-headed, multi-armed Ganesh originally acquired from an Indian woman who was living in Thailand until the mid-1980. It appears to have a number of coats of colored lacquer applied. I acquired it from an art collector in San Francisco in 2000. In very good condition. Circa early- to mid-1900s. Stand not included.

Bronze Ganesh / Ganesha Chaturthi Atop Kalinga / Kaliya the Serpent Statue, Nepal / South India

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Detail: Ganesh and Krishna often share the same poses and symbols. Kalinga – the snake – is most often associated with Lord Krishna. Cast in bronze with lost wax method. Circa early- to mid-1900s. Acquired from a gallery in Columbus Ohio in 1999. In very good condition.

Bronze Avalokitesvara Consecrated Temple Buddha, China

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Detail: This is one of my favorite temple bronze statues. Not quite the 1000 arms (although there are many hundreds cast in the background) but this Buddha does have the 7 heads. The double Dorje or Wisha Vajra is stamped on its metal base and represents… Continue reading

God of Wealth Buddha, Jambhala / Kubera Statue, Tibet /Nepal

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Tibetan name is Nam Thos Re. A very distinctive Buddha – right hand holding a conch shell and left – what should be a mongoose (that vomits jewels), there is, instead what looks like a bird. He is dressed in flowing garments and a snake (Naga) around his… 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.

Standing Silver / Nickel Avalokitesvara / Kannon Buddha Statue with Namaskar Mudra Gesture, Tibet

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Very detailed statue of the Bodhisattva who embodies the compassion of all Buddhas. 18 Arms and a head dress with 6 faces. One arm holds a trident and the other could be a Tri Ratna. Composition is silver & nickel. The Buddha stands on an octagonal… Continue reading

Om Singing Bowl with Striker, Kathmandu, Nepal

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Detail: Tibetan mantra: Om ma ni padme hum etched on the outer part. Blackened to accentuate the brass. Inside a good luck conch shell. With striker. Circa late 1900’s. Cushion not included. Sorry, this item has been sold. CONTACT US for other items that have similar characteristics.

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
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