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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1900 item #1401420 (stock #1-1150)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€600.00
Fine Tibetan "damaru" (ritual drum), made of silver and leather. The silver part is in the form of two "kapala shaped" parts, separated by a central silver belt, decorated with several turquoise and coral inserts, to which the handle is attached. This silver part is lavishly decorated with an embossed relief design representing foliage and Buddhist symbols. The leather part is painted in green. Two cotton threads, ending in two small balls are also attached to the drum to strike it. The damaru ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1940 item #1393555 (stock #1-1125)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€300.00
Shamanic drum handle, carved in the shape of a "phurpa" (shamanic ritual dagger), surmounted with three deities heads. Wood, fine dark brown patina. Nepal, early 20th century. Height: 33.5 cm. Nicely mounted on a custom stand. Very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1837 VR item #1393457 (stock #1-1124)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€300.00
Oil lamp used for Hindu religion rituals, with an elaborate decoration representing on the front goddess Lakshmi, in her Gajalakshmi form, (anointed by two elephants) and, on the sides two small characters and geometric design. On the back, the lamp is decorated with a relief design also representing goddess Lakshmi in a Gajalakshmi form. Bronze, fine green patina. India, early XIXth century. Heioght: 13.2 cm. Very good condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1950 item #1389086 (stock #1-1107)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€600.00
Very old small "korwar", or funeral altar, representing a human figure with a huge head, standing on a rounded base, legs half bent, and holding with both hands an elaborated openwork shield. Wood, with fine age patina. Indonesia, Papua Province, Cenderawasi Bay. Height: 23.7 cm. Strong abrasion due to age, old accidents, otherwise good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1800 item #1388419 (stock #1-1106)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€300.00
Altar dedicated to Hanuman, the Hindu semi-god, carved in openwork relief to represent Hanuman standing with a martial attitude, carrying a club in his left hand and an uprooted tree in his right hand, and trampling a supine figure, probably a demon. Marble, with traces of red pigments. India, 18th century. Height: 13.7 cm. Abrasion due to age, otherwise very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1920 item #1386395 (stock #1-1103)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€300.00
Small statue of a protector, with a high coiffe, sitting on a rounded base, his hands in praying posture. Strongly eroded wood. Nepal, early 20th century or earlier. Height: 32 cm. The statue is nicely mounted on a custom stand.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1940 item #1383964 (stock #1-1102)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€700.00
Mask with a curved shape showing highly stylized features. Wood, with fine glossy brown patina. Nepal, early 20th century. Height: 28.7 cm. Small and old accidents, otherwise very good condition. A rare type of Himalayan mask.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1383635 (stock #1-1100)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€1,200.00
Tiny statue of Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara in his Padmapani manifestation, wearing formal garment and diadem, standing on a lotus. Gilt bronze. China, Tang Dynasty. Height: 4.6 cm. The statue is mounted on a plexiglass stand. Gilding partly missing, otherwise very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1900 item #1381514 (stock #1-1099)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€300.00
Finely carved small statue of Padmasambhava, in formal attire, wearing diadem, sitting on a lotus throne, holding a vajra and his magic staff in his left hand, his right hand in preaching posture. Gilt copper, nice patina. Tibet, 19th century. Height: 7.9 cm. Gilding partly missing, one finger missing on right hand, otherwise very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1700 item #1377998 (stock #1-1097)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€200.00
Miniature statue of Hindu God Shiva, wearing a diadem and and a robe, also a long necklace, with his four arms and attributes, standing in front of Nandi Bull on a semi circular base. Bronze with green, partly encrusted, patina. India, ca. 16th/17th century. Height: 6.1 cm. Very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1800 item #1377997 (stock #1-1096)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€150.00
Pendant of rectangular shape ending in a triangle on its top, with a loop for possible attachment to a necklace. The pendant is decorated with an embossed design of tribal style representing Hindu god Virabhadra standing with his four arms and weapons/attributes, and surrounded by a dotted aureola. Bronze, with fine reddish green patina. India, 18th century. Height: 5.3 cm. Very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1837 VR item #1377430 (stock #1-1088)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€600.00
Finely cast five-point vajra (or dorje), made of bronze, with nice dark green patina. Tibet, early 19th century. Length: 12.4 cm. Very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1837 VR item #1371500 (stock #1-1066)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€380.00
Head of Citipati, made of embossed bronze with gilding on the front and red painting to enhance the eyes. Fine green patina in the recesses and on the back. The head is pierced on its top and lower side to allow not to be worn on a necklace that was used by a Tibetan lama or oracle particularly during the Cham ceremonies and dances. Tibet, early 19th century. Height: 7.5 cm. Very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1837 VR item #1365549 (stock #1-1049)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€300.00
Long offering vessel in the shape of a "yoni" (stylised female sex) with a centrally placed pointed "lingam" (stylised male sex). Hammered copper, with a fine reddish-green patina. India, early 19th century. Length: 26 cm. Very good condition. A rather rare object. NOTE: The Yoni is the symbol of the Hindu Goddess Shakti, while the male counterpart is the Hindu God Shiva's Lingam Their union represents the eternal process of creation and regeneration. Normally holy water is poured from the Yoni...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1837 VR item #1347254 (stock #1-0999)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€250.00
Statue representing Chao Kung Ming, the Taoist God of Wealth, in his military form, wearing armor, in martial posture, sitting on a throne, holding an ingot in his left hand. Chao Kung Ming is surrounded by his two attributes, the lion on which he rests his right foot and the dragon, the head of which is protruding beside his left foot. At the back, the votive box is open but has kept its content. The statue is made of wood, with traces of the original lacquering and gilding. China, 19th century...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1700 item #1337975 (stock #1-0982)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€15,000.00
Statue of Bodhisattva Sadaksari Lokesvara, the four-armed deity seatd in "dhyanasana" on a double lotus throne, his principal arms in prayer posture ("anjali mudra"), the other hands wearing the rosary (""ashamala") on the right side and a lotus of absolute purity on the left side. His head is sumounted by a stylized bust of Buddha Amithaba. The deity is wearing diadem, jewels and dhoti. The statue is made of gilt copper with turquoise and coral inserts. Tibet, 16th century. Height: 13 cm. Gildi...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1837 VR item #1337182 (stock #1-0977)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€180.00
Primitive statue of a feminine Hindu deity standing on a rounded base. Wood, with fine dark brown glossy patina.Himalayan Region, early 19th century. Height: 23.5 cm. Obvious signs of great age, otherwise good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1336236 (stock #1-0973)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€900.00
Long temple banner, also called "bridge painting" hand painted on paper representing Taoist deities in all sorts of situations. A stick is affixed on both ends. China, mid 19th century, Yao ethnic group, south-west China. Length: 4.12 m. A few restorations and losses, otherwise good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Central Asian : Pre AD 1000 item #1336234 (stock #1-0971)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€900.00
Relief fragment finely carved with a strong Greek aesthetic influence, representing a yakshi in a niche, wearing a diadem, a necklace and a robe, holding a branch with her right hand. Grey schist. Pakistan, Gandharan Greaco-Buddhist art, 1st to 3rd century. Height: 14 cm. The relief is nicely mounted on a custom stand made of green marble. Good condition. Provenance: old British collection.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1800 item #1310576 (stock #1-0910)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€450.00
Ritual spoon used for Hindu religious ceremonies, of elongated shape, its top decorated with a relief representing Hanuman, the Monkey Hero of the Ramayana epic, with four arms, sitting on a lotus throne and backed by an aureola. The spoon is made of bronze, with a fine patina. The relief, also made of bronze, is affixed to the spoon with two copper rivets. Nepal, early 18th century. The piece is nicely mounted on a custom stand. Height (without stand): 11 1/2" (29,2 cm). Obvious signs of age, o...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Artifacts : Pre 1837 VR item #1295562 (stock #1-0897)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€450.00
A very old pair of "edan", each in the shape of a cylindrical stem surmounted by a stylized head with features in relief on the upper part, and terminating on the lower part in a long point. The upper part is made of bronze, with a nice reddish-green patina, and the lower part is made of iron. These edan were worn by a member of the Ogboni secret society, which existed among the Yoruba tribes, in Nigeria, Africa. This particular pair dates back to the 19th century, and was part of an old English...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Pre 1800 item #1293325 (stock #1-0896)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€350.00
Large bell used for Hindu religion rituals. Its handle is surmounted by two Hindu deities in relief,Hanuman and Garuda, which are backed by the Naga holy snake. The bell itself is decorated with stylized lotus design. Bronze, with fine reddish-green patina. India, 18th century. Height: 9" (23 cm). Handle slightly bent, otherwise very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1700 item #1269038 (stock #1-0882)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€800.00
Large Buddhist ritual bell, with a lavish decoration of a "vajra" on its top, four deities faces below, and geometric and stylized lotus decor on its body. Bronze, with beautiful encrusted green and red patina. Traces of gilding. Indonesia, ca. 15th to 16th century. Height: 9 5/8" (24,5 cm). Obvious signs of great age, otherwise very good condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : African : Artifacts : Pre 1960 item #1261890 (stock #1-0866)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
SOLD
Face mask of oval shape, with typical cubistic features. Wood, dark-brown patina, remnants of kaolin around the eyes. Africa, R.D. Congo (ex. Zaire), Lwalwa Peoples. Height: 11 5/8" (29,7 cm). The mask is nicely mounted on a custom stand. Old accident locally restored on top of coiffe, otherwise very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1837 VR item #1252650 (stock #1-0857)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€250.00
Mask which was used for the protection of a household against evil spirits. Wood, fine dark brown glossy patina. Nepal, early 19th century. 11 3/16" (28,4 cm). Old accidents (visible on photos), otherwise good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1700 item #1241600 (stock #1-0844)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€900.00
Ritual bell, with fine decoration of stylized lotuses on its body. Gilt bronze, with nice reddish green patina. Nepal, 17th century or earlier. Height: 5" (12,7 cm). The bell is nicely mounted on a custom stand. Very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1837 VR item #1236015 (stock #1-0840)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€200.00
Ritual dagger ("phurpa") formerly used by a shaman during ceremonies. The phurpa is made of wood, and is decorated in relief from top to bottom with three deities heads surmounted by a point, above geometric designs of chevrons and knots, themselves on top of the three blades decorated with snake design in relief. Nice dark-brown glossy patina. Several textile knots are affixed on the handle to "protect" the shaman's fingers from the magic strength of the phurpa. Nepal, 19th century. Height: 9"...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre 1900 item #1234257 (stock #1-0835)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€4,500.00
Very old and rare human skull, the brain pan lavishly and nicely decorated with stylized dragon motif symmetrically carved on both sides. The skull is of dark-brown color, having been exposed to smoke for a long time. Indonesia, Kalimantan, Dayak Peoples, early 19th century, maybe earlier. Dimensions: height: 5 1/2" (14 cm), length: 7" (17,7 cm), width: 5" (12,5 cm). Lower jaw and several teeth missing, otherwise very good condition. An exceptional object of highly ethnographic interest. Provena...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Wood : Pre 1960 item #1227925 (stock #1-0822)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€250.00
Ritual spoon, its handle carved in the shape of a male ancestor wearing cap and bracelets on arms and legs. A very rare feature is that the ancestor is also wearing a Christian cross at the end of a long necklace. Indonesia, Flores Island. Height: 8 7/16" (21,5 cm). The piece is nicely mounted on a custom stand. Old (restored) accident at the junction between the spoon and the handle, tiny chips, otherwise good condition. A truly rare piece.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1837 VR item #1223335 (stock #1-0809)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€350.00
Statue of a taoist dignitary, in formal attire, standing with a martial posture on an elevated base. Votive box still closed at the back. Wood, with remnants of superimposed layers of polychrome and gold painting. China, 19th century. Height: 13 " (32,5 cm). Left hand partly chipped, old insect infestation (no more danger), otherwise good condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : African : Artifacts : Pre 1960 item #1223195 (stock #1-0808)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€1,200.00
Black mask with an unusual slightly conical coiffe. Africa, Gabon, Punu Peoples. Height: 12 " ( 30 cm). The mask is nicely mounted on a custom metal stand. Old accidents and infestations (no danger), otherwise good condition. NOTE 1: A similar mask is in the Dapper Museum collection in Paris, published in "Masques" Editions Dapper 1995, 2000, 2006 Paris, page 89. NOTE 2: Punu masks are worn during funerals by members of the "Mukuji" Society and are meant to represent ancestors.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1220950 (stock #1-0800)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
SOLD
Statue of God Chao Kung Ming, the Military Wealth God, dressed in military garb, half sitting on a throne, his left hand holding a coin, his left foot tramping the head of a dragon, his right leg resting on a lion. Votive box open at the back and still containing a paper. Lacquered and painted wood in gold and polychrome colors. China, 18th century. Height: 8 3/4" (22,2 cm). Old insect infestation (no danger), otherwise very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre 1900 item #1220846 (stock #1-0799)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€2,300.00
Very rare complete skull of an orang-outang, decorated with carved typical geometric designs and with the threatening face of a god or a genie on the forehead. The skull has kept its lower jaw which is attached to it with a sliced bamboo tie. The age patina is beautiful. Indonesia, Borneo Island, Dayak Peoples. Height: around 6 1/2" (about 16,5 cm). Very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1800 item #1215313 (stock #1-0783)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€250.00
Shamanic face mask of oval shape, with minimalistic features. Wood, traces of black resin under the nose for attachment of a mustache made of animal hair (now missing). Nice dark patina. Nepal, early 19th century, probably earlier. Height: 9 1/2" (24 cm). The mask is nicely mounted on a custom metal stand. Old accidents and chips, otherwise good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1837 VR item #1215309 (stock #1-0781)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€1,300.00
Head of Bhairava with a fierce expression, wearing a crown of skulls, with flying hair. A small opening in the mouth allowed the insertion of a pipe (now gone), through which consecrated beer was flowing. Two loops at the back for attachment. Wood, with traces of red ritual material. Nepal, 19th century, maybe earlier. Height: 13" (33 cm). The head is nicely mounted on a custom metal stand. Very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1837 VR item #1207369 (stock #1-0769)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€350.00
Large funereal mirror, of circular shape, with a concentric decor in relief representing chimeras, mostly tiger-shaped but with claws as paws. This design is directly inspired from the decoration of antique Warring States Period funereal mirrors. Bronze, with fine green patina, with red color areas, a sign of great age. China, Qing Dynasty, early 19th century, maybe earlier. Diameter: 7 3/8" (18,8 cm). Very good condition. NOTE: In ancient China, funereal mirrors were placed on the deceased body...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1207000 (stock #1-0768)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€300.00
Old Incense burner of circular shape resting on three feet, decorated on all sides with dragons in relief. The two handles are in the shape of agressive dragons. Bronze, with green patina in the recesses. Reign mark beneath, probably apocryphal (Ming Dynasty, Xuande reign). China, 19th century. Height: 3 3/8" (8,7 cm). Diameter: 5 7/8" (15 cm). Very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1800 item #1205949 (stock #1-0765)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€2,000.00
Very old mask of Defender of the Buddhist Faith, inspired from the God Mahakala, with a terrifying expression meant to ward off evil spirits. Wood, with nice slightly encrusted glossy dark patina. Himalayan Region, Bhutan or Tibet, 18th century, probably earlier. Height: 11" (28 cm). The mask is nicely mounted on a custom wood stand. Very good condition. NOTE: Together with masks # 1-0761 and # 1-0762, this mask was acquired from an old American collection.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1960 item #1205831 (stock #1-0764)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€900.00
Finely carved dance crest representing a female bust with an elaborate coiffe. Wood, with glossy dark-brown patina. Africa, Nigeria, Idoma Peoples. Height: 11 1/8" (28,2 cm). The piece is nicely mounted on a custom bronze stand. Old insect infestation (no danger), otherwise very good condition. Ex. old French collection.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1800 item #1204826 (stock #1-0761)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€2,500.00
Rare and important mask of Defender of the Buddhist Faith, with an aggressive expression, bulging eyes, open mouth showing fangs, sun and moon symbols on forehead, stylized beard. Wood, with traces of kaolin in the recesses. Himalayan Region, Bhutan or Tibet, 18th century, probably earlier. Height: 14 1/2" (38 cm). The mask is mounted on a custom wood stand. Old accidents, erosion, otherwise good condition. Provenance: Old American collection.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : African : Pre 1950 item #1200449 (stock #1-0753)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€900.00
Janus-shaped helmet mask, the two back-to-back faces of a similar expression, surmounted by a semi circular flat coiffe. Wood, with glossy age patina. Africa, Nigeria, Idoma Peoples. Height: 14" (35 cm). Old insect infestations (no danger), small accidents and chips, otherwise very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1700 item #1198746 (stock #1-0751)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€5,000.00
Large and antique mask representing Bhairava, an avatar of Hindu God Shiva, with a terrifying expression. Wood, with traces of the original plastering and polychromy. Nepal, 17th century. Height: 19" (49 cm). Old accident --- the mask was split in two from top to bottom --- not very skillfully restored locally, strong erosion, otherwise good condition. A rare piece.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1837 VR item #1194639 (stock #1-0723)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€250.00
Ritual dagger ("phurpa") formerly used by a shaman during religious ceremonies. Wood, with nice dark patina. Textiles attached on top with a chain. Old restoration with a forged metal point on the lower part of the dagger. Nepal, early 19th century. Height: 13 1/4" (32,5 cm). The phurpa is nicely mounted on a custom metal stand. Good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1837 VR item #1186674 (stock #1-0704)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€200.00
Old ritual dagger ("phurpa"), beautifully carved to represent, from top to bottom, a protruding animal head, three deities busts, a stylized "vajra", and finally a stylized "makara" (water dragon) head on the three-blades point. The phurpa is made of wood, with a fine dark-brown patina. Nepal, early 19th century. Height: 9 3/4" (24,8 cm). The piece is nicely mounted on a custom metal stand. Chips at the top and bottom of the object, otherwise good condition. NOTE: Phurpas were and are still used...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1837 VR item #1135474 (stock #1-0667)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€250.00
Highly unusual phurba lavishly decorated, from top to bottom, with stylized lotus, four deities heads separated by a pitcher and a trident, geometric design, a "makara" head with three Shiva tridents on top and snakes at the tip of the blade. Wood, with nice dark-brown semi-glossy and partly encrusted patina. An iron loop holds a piece of old textile. Nepal, early 19th century. Height: 10 3/4" (27 cm). The piece is nicely mounted o a custom metal stand. Small losses, erosion, otherwise very go...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1900 item #1047541 (stock #1-0629)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€600.00
Face mask of unusual shape, with protruding forehead, large elongated eyes, long nose in relief, triangular open mouth showing teeth. Numerous holes around the face were meant to allow the insertion of animal hair to represent moustache and beard. Wood, with dark-brown semi-glossy patina. Nepal, 19th century. Height: 10 1/2" (26,5 cm). The mask is nicely mounted on a custom metal stand. Obvious signs of old age, some teeth missing, otherwise good condition. Ex. old European collection.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1700 item #996550 (stock #1-0619)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€290.00
Small architectural element, probably part of a tympanum ("torana") of a temple or palace door, of circular shape, carved in relief to represent the Hindu mythical bird Garuda head, flanked with wings, holding the Naga snake in its claws. Wood, with dark-brown encrusted patina. Remnants of red pigment (tika?) on various areas. Mortises at top and bottom sides. Nepal, 17th century, probably earlier. Length: 13 1/4" (34 cm). The piece is nicely mounted on a custom metal stand. Obvious signs of gre...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1700 item #996544 (stock #1-0618)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€200.00
Small architectural element, with an incised conch design framed in a geometric pointed design on top, and a central decor of a niche inside which a Buddhist deity is standing. Tenon at the bottom. Wood, fine dark-brown patina. Nepal, 17th century, maybe earlier. Height: 10" (25 cm). Old insect infestation (treated, no danger), erosion, otherwise good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1700 item #996542 (stock #1-0617)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€200.00
Small architectural element, with an incised conch design framed in a geometric pointed design on top, and a central decor of a niche inside which a Buddhist deity is standing. Tenon at the bottom. Wood, with fine dark-brown patina. Nepal, 17th century, maybe earlier. Height: 9 7/8" (25 cm). Old insect infestation, (treated, no danger), erosion, otherwise good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1700 item #996539 (stock #1-0616)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€200.00
Small architectural element, with an incised conch design framed in a geometric pointed design on top, and a central decor of a niche inside which a Buddhist deity is standing. Tenon at the bottom. Wood, with fine dark-brown patina. Nepal, 17th century, maybe older. Height: 10" (25,5 cm). The piece is nicely mounted on a custom wood stand. Old insect infestation (treated, no danger), erosion, otherwise very good condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Wood : Pre 1940 item #996535 (stock #1-0615)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€1,500.00
Face mask, with a cylindrical coiffe presenting a small relief in its middle of what seems to be a head and raised arms surrounded by geometric design, with a protruding forehead, pierced through sunken eyes, long nose in relief, pierced through mouth showing teeth, long chin. Wood, with remnants of polychrome pigments, aged patina. South-East Asia, Laos, early 20th century. Height: 12 1/2" (32 cm). The mask is nicely mounted on a custom metal stand. Obvious signs of great age, strong erosion, o...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #971713 (stock #1-0610)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€150.00
Beautifully carved butter churner guide ("Ghurra' or "neti"), decorated with a relief rope and chevron design. Wood, with fine dark-brown patina. Himalayan Region. Length: 11 1/4" (23,5 cm). The piece is nicely mounted on a custom wood stand. Obvious signs of use and age, otherwise very good condition. NOTE: the "ghurra" was collected in situ in the early 1970s, during my 20 years stay in Asia.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Pre 1910 item #710017 (stock #1-0495)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€2,000.00
Cap mask or headdress carved from wood, covered with antelope skin and with a base of woven basketry for attachment to the head of the masquerade. Two antelope horns are affixed to the top of the mask. Remnants of human hair around the top of the piece. Several holes beneath the upper jaw suggest the former existence of wooden pegs to represent teeth. Africa, Nigeria, Ekoi/Ejagham Peoples, early 20th century, probably older. Height: not including the horns: 10 3/4'" (27 cm), altogether: 12" (30 ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1837 VR item #699610 (stock #1-0483)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
SOLD
Statue of Buddha Sakyamuni, in monk's robes, his hands in "bhumisparsa mudra" (posture showing Buddha taking the Earth as a witness of the veracity of his sayings), sitting cross-legged on a high lotus throne. Inscriptions at the back of the throne. Embossed silver encasing a resin core. Burma, 19th century. Height: 7" (18 cm). Slight dent at the lower part of the face, top of head partly missing, otherwise very good condition. A very fine piece. Ex. old French collection.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1920 item #646694 (stock #1-0412)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€900.00
Very large mask representing the Hindu god Hanuman, one of the heroes of the Ramayana epic. Small ears, eyes in relief, long nose and upper jaw, open pierced through mouth showing teeth, large lower jaw. Two large holes at eye level to allow the bearer of the mask to see. Wood, with brown semi-glossy patina. Himalayan Region, early 20th century, maybe earlier. Length: 13 3/4" (35 cm). The mask is nicely mounted on a custom metal stand which enhances its strange beauty and aspect. Very good condi...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1800 item #604047 (stock #1-0385)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€400.00
Face mask of almost flat shape, with rectangular protruding forehead, long triangular nose, pierced-through rectangular eyes and mouth. Wood, with fine dark-brown patina. Animal hair has been affixed with black resin, to represent eyebrows, moustache and beard. Old rope still attached to the mask. Himalayas, 19th century, probably even earlier. Height: 10 1/4" (25,5 cm). The mask is nicely mounted on a custom metal stand that enhances its strange beauty. Obvious signs of long use and great age, ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #515047 (stock #1-0325)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
SOLD
Statue of the God of Medicine, in formal robes, standing on a squarish base and flanked by his two attributes, the lion and the dragon. Rectangular hole at the back to make room for a "votive box", lid missing but some votive documents still remaining. Wood, with remnants of lacquering and gilding. China, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Height: 9 1/2" (24 cm). Hands and dragon head missing, some flaking, otherwise good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1800 item #422002 (stock #1-0287)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€150.00
Small architectural ornament, carved in the shape of a Garuda, standing under a triangular platform with his wings open. Wood, fine dark patina. Nepal, 18th century, probably earlier. Height: 4 1/8" (10,5 cm). The piece is nicely mounted on a custom metal stand. Old traces of woodworm work (no danger), large chip on right side of platform, otherwise good condition. Note: in Hindu religion, Garuda is a demigod, half man half eagle, who carries god Vishnu.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1700 item #386725 (stock #1-0253)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€150.00
Sutra book clasp cast in the shape of an H, with a Tibetan "dorje" (or "vajra") placed horizontally at its center. Square opening at top and bottom for attachment. Bronze, with partly encrusted greenish patina. Tibet, 17th century, maybe earlier. Height: 1 5/8" (4,2 cm). The piece is nicely mounted on a custom wood stand. Erosion due to great age, otherwise good condition. Note: such implement was used to lock the straps that kept a "sutra" book (a book containing Buddhist texts) closed.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1800 item #360842 (stock #1-0225)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€700.00
Large mask, of fierce expression, with protruding forehead and nose, and large, pierced through eyes, nostrils and mouth. The mask is covered with numerous small holes around the eyebrows, under the nose and around the chin, in which animal hair has been inserted and glued with wax. Wood, with dark-brown, sometimes encrusted, patina. Asia, Himalayan Region , 18th century, maybe earlier. Height: 14 1/2" (36 cm). The mask is nicely mounted on a custom metal stand which enhances its strange beauty....