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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

Bronze and Copper Hanging Monastery Incense Burner. Censer. Hand Crafted. Master Temple Quality. Rare. Tibet. East Nepal.

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  I located another of these rare burners / censers!   I like this hefty hanging incense burners because of the composition and stunning detail. Plus, this one was acquired from the same monastery as the other one by my trusted regional agent. Fine workmanship around the lid,… 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

Large Brass Hand and Singing Temple Bell with Dorje / Vajra on Handle. Striker. Tibet

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Detail: Hard brass temple bell that serves as a singing bell / bowl. At the tip of the handle is a Dorje (Tibetan name) or Vajra, a sacred object. A striker is included and – if you hold the bell by the handle – you can… 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

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 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
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