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Large Desktop Prayer Wheel. Handmade and Hand Crafted. Buddhist. Paper Scroll. Nepal

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Prayer wheels are Tibetan Buddhist praying instruments, with the mantra engraved: Om Mani Padme Hum, Avalokitesvara’s mantra. Prayers are also printed on a paper scroll rolled inside the metal cylinder. Very powerful.   Prayer wheels are fixed to the walls of monasteries, grouped around stupas, found in… Continue reading

Very Sacred & Old Tibetan Human Bone Mala – Kapala – Necklace, Tibet

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Detail: There is no question in my mind that these very spiritual human bone beads – carefully hand cut – are authentic and quite old. People donate their own remains to nearby temples and the bones are converted into beads that form a very, very powerful spiritual mala.… Continue reading

Bronze Sculpture – Horse & Swallow – Ma ta fei yan Statue, China

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Detail: The running horse with its right hind hoof on a swallow is a familiar cultural relic from the Eastern Han Dynasty (25 to 220 AD). I have seen many of these over the last 20 years but I especially like this one with its elegant and delicate… Continue reading

Antique Chinese Warrior Spear Head – Military Weapon, North China

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Detail: This spear head comes from northern China near the Manchurian border and was used as a military weapon. The shaft is long-gone but the housing for the shaft sits on the lower part of a brass piece connecting it to the main spear. Rust and corrosion… Continue reading

Brass Wind Chime, China

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Detail: Very well crafted with new strings. Deep rich tones with a coy fish weight to sound the chimes. Nice patina. Circa mid-1960’s to mid-1970’s. Good condition.

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

Unique Vintage – Styled Custom Hammered Chess Board, Greece

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Detail: You really have to see this unique board. The colors and depth is unbelievable. This chessboard has been around for a while but does not appear to have had much use. It has melted enamel red and bluish-green coloring plus a layer of veneer that… 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 18th Century Shan Burmese Temple Buddha, Shan States of North Burma

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Detail: This statue is a museum quality late-18th Century Shan Buddha. The lines and features are a lot more refined compared to the 17th Century Shan Buddha that I am offering (search: 17th Century Bronze Shan Burmese). It has a gorgeous coloring and the detail is distinctive. Outstanding condition. For the Serious Collector.

Antique, Old Set of Four Brass / Bronze Hanging Gong Bells / Chimes, China

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Detail: This are an antique set probably from the mid- to late-1800’s. There is some wear to the paint and lacquer. Purchased from an Asian antique dealer in Sherburne New York in 1999.   These bells have been sold. Thanks M.C.!
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