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Coptic Christian Cross. Prayer. Blessing. Handmade. Abyssinian. Ethiopia

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  This Abyssinian Cross reflects the elaborate style of Ethiopian crosses. The history of Christianity in Ethiopia is longstanding, dating back to the fourth century A.D.. At that time, King Ezana, ruler of Aksum, made it the court religion.   Ethiopian monarchs gave notable monasteries larger crosses, but just… Continue reading

Buddha, The Spread of Buddhist Art in Asia, Hardbound Book, Japan

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Detail: If you like phenomenal full color Buddhist photos, you will love this 219 page book. Text is in Japanese with English text on all exhibits. Published in a large format (9” x 11”) in 1998, this book has over 150 color plates depicting various Buddha statues… 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

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.

Wooden 17th Century Shan Burmese Temple Buddha, Shan States of Northern Burma / Myanmar

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Detail: This unbelievable 17th Century Buddha is a classic Shan Buddha from the Shan States. The detail and coloring are superb and the iconography is accurate for a late 17th Century date. This Buddha sits on a throne in the Bhumisparsa mudra posture calling the earth to… Continue reading

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

Seated Bronze Buddha Statue, Thailand

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Detail: I acquired this from a reputable antique dealer in Thailand upon his visit to the United States. He claims that this statue is from the late-1700s to the early-1800s. It is a bit on the crude side but that was the general nature of a statue… Continue reading

Very Old Khmer Empire Bronze Buddha Head / Statue, Cambodia / Thailand

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Detail: A serene Buddha head that was damaged – most likely – during a Burmese raid into Thailand. I purchased this from an Asian collector / gallery in New Zealand. The Khmer Empire (mainly Cambodia today) flourished during the 9th through 13th Centuries. Then it fell… Continue reading
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