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Ritual Bell, India, 18th C.

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Pre 1800   item# 1293325 (stock# 1-0896)

Ritual Bell, India, 18th C.
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AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
(0033) 6 32 63 98 15


Euros 500 

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.


Important and Rare Taoist Temple Banner

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Paintings: Pre 1900   item# 1293068 (stock# 1-0895)

Important and Rare Taoist Temple Banner
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AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
(0033) 6 32 63 98 15


Euros 1800 

Antique temple banner consisting in a long sort of ribbon made of paper on which a series of religious scenes showing Taoist gods and chimeras are hand painted with polychrome pigments. The banner is around 10 m long by 27 cm high, and is affixed to a wood stick on both sides. The piece is signed Zheng Fa and dated Xian Feng 6 (1855). It is coming from the South West region of China, and was painted by an artist who was a member of the Yao ethnic minority. The banner has suffered damages due to ...click for details


Small Hindu Deity Head, India, 16th C.

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Pre 1700   item# 1292693 (stock# 1-0894)

Small Hindu Deity Head, India, 16th C.
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AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
(0033) 6 32 63 98 15


Euros 500 

Small head of a female Hindu deity, her face reflecting a profound serenity, with a slight smile. Reddish sandstone. India, early 16th century. Height: 3 1/2" (9 cm). Mounted on a custom stand. Erosion, chip on nose, otherwise good condition. Provenance: Zemanek-Münster auction 2013.


Small Stella to Bhairava Nepal, Ca. 15th C.

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Himalayas: Pre 1700   item# 1292618 (stock# 1-0893)

Small Stella to Bhairava Nepal, Ca. 15th C.
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AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
(0033) 6 32 63 98 15


Euros 700 

Small stella dedicated to Bhairava. The Hindu god is standing on a corpse and holding the snake ("naga") in his right hand, a skull cap ("kapala") in his left hand, and his weapons in his other two hands. Black stone with remnants of ritual material. Nepal, circa 15th century. Height: 5 3/4" (14,5 cm). Mounted on a custom stand. Erosion, otherwise good condition


Statue of Bodhisattva Manjusri, China, Ming Dynasty

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Sculpture: Pre 1492   item# 1289769 (stock# 1-0892)

Statue of Bodhisattva Manjusri, China, Ming Dynasty
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AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
(0033) 6 32 63 98 15


Euros 3000 

A very finely cast statue of Bodhisattva Manjusri wearing diadem and formal attire, holding a book in his left hand, his right hand in argumentative posture. Manjusri is sitting cross-legged on an elevated lotus throne resting on the back of a stylized lion, itself standing on a rounded base. Bronze with dark-green patina. Traces of an original lacquering and gilding. China, early Ming Dynasty. Height: 6 1/4" (16 cm). Tiny part of diadem missing, otherwise very good condition.


Small Buddhist Altar, Japan, 19th C.

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Devotional Objects: Pre 1900   item# 1289604 (stock# 1-0891)

Small Buddhist Altar, Japan, 19th C.
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(0033) 6 32 63 98 15


Euros 500 

Small altar ("zushi" in Japanese) made of wood, lacquered in black outside, gilt inside. The locking system as well as the hinges are made of beautifully decorated bronze. The altar contains a gilt wood statue of Buddha sitting cross-legged in meditation posture on an elevated throne backed by an aureola. Japan, 19th century. Total height: 8" (20,5 cm). Flaked lacquer at the base, otherwise very good condition.


Small Jain Statue of Ambika, India, 16th C.

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: India: Pre 1700   item# 1286564 (stock# 1-0890)

Small Jain Statue of Ambika, India, 16th C.
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(0033) 6 32 63 98 15


Euros 1200 

Small statue of Ambika, with a tiny Jina sitting above her head, wearing a dhoti, standing on a pedestal backed by a large nicely adorned mandorla. Ambika holds a child in her left arm, and what seems to be a weapon in her right hand. The deity is flanked by her vahana animal, a lion, on her lower left side, and by another child standing on her lower right side. Bronze, with nice dark reddish-green patina. India, 16th century. Height: 3 1/4" (8,3 cm). Old accident on both lower sides of the ...click for details


Rare Taoist Temple Banner # 2

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Paintings: Pre 1837 VR   item# 1285497 (stock# 1-0889)

Rare Taoist Temple Banner # 2
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(0033) 6 32 63 98 15


SOLD 

Antique temple banner consisting in a long sort of ribbon made of paper on which a series of religious scenes showing Taoist gods and chimeras are hand painted with polychrome pigments. The banner is 4.5 m long by 23 cm high, and is affixed to one small stick on one side. The piece was made in China in the early 19th century, probably even earlier, in the South West region of China, by an artist who was a member of the Yao ethnic minority. The banner has suffered damages due to extensive use an ...click for details


Rare Taoist Temple Banner # 1

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Paintings: Pre 1837 VR   item# 1285496 (stock# 1-0888)

Rare Taoist Temple Banner  # 1
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AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
(0033) 6 32 63 98 15


SOLD 

Antique temple banner consisting in a long sort of ribbon made of paper on which a series of religious scenes showing Taoist gods and chimeras are hand painted with polychrome pigments. The banner is 6 m long by 23 cm high, and is affixed to one small stick on either side. The piece was made in China in the early 19th century, probably even earlier, in the South West region of China, by an artist who was a member of the Yao ethnic minority. The banner has suffered damages due to extensive use a ...click for details


Statue of Hindu Worshipper

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: India: Pre 1837 VR   item# 1281856 (stock# 1-0887)

Statue of Hindu Worshipper
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(0033) 6 32 63 98 15


Euros 250 

Statue of a Hindu worshipper, in formal attire, standing on a rectangular pedestal, his hands in praying posture. The statue and the pedestal were cast separately. The statue may thus be removed form the pedestal. Bronze, with fine dark-green patina. India, 19th century. Height: 4 5/8" (11,7 cm). Good condition.


Small Statue of Bhairava, Tibet, Early 19th C.

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Himalayas: Pre 1837 VR   item# 1280023 (stock# 1-0886)

Small Statue of Bhairava, Tibet, Early 19th C.
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AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
(0033) 6 32 63 98 15


Euros 500 

Small statue of Bhairava standing on a lotus base, in an aggressive posture, holding Brahma's skull in his left hand, with his right hand raised threateningly. A demon is reclining beside his left foot. Bronze, with dark-green patina. Tibet, early 19th century, maybe earlier. Haight: 3 1/4" !8,3 cm). Lotus base slightly bent in front, otherwise very good condition.


Cosmetic Plate, Gandhara, Ca. 3rd C.

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Central Asian: Pre AD 1000   item# 1225986 (stock# 1-0815)

Cosmetic Plate, Gandhara, Ca. 3rd C.
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(0033) 6 32 63 98 15


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Circular cosmetic plate with a fine decoration in relief representing an elephant. Green schist. Pakistan, Graeco-Buddhist art of the Gandhara Period, 1st to 3rd century. Diameter: 4 3/4" (12,2 cm). Erosion, some chips, otherwise good condition.


A Fine Tsampa Bowl, Tibet, 19th C.

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Himalayas: Pre 1837 VR   item# 1221194 (stock# 1-0802)

A Fine Tsampa Bowl, Tibet, 19th C.
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AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
(0033) 6 32 63 98 15


Euros 700 

Superb "tsampa" bowl made of a wood core entirely covered with repoussé silver decorated in relief with the eight Buddhist symbols around its body surmounting a floral design. Beneath, a decoration representing a coiled dragon in relief framed by floral designs. Tibet, 19th century. Height: 2 3/16" (5,7 cm). Diameter: 4 1/2" (11,5 cm). A few dents, obvious signs of age, otherwise very good condition.


Statue of Manjusri, Tibet, 17th C.

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Himalayas: Pre 1700   item# 1215838 (stock# 1-0784)

Statue of Manjusri, Tibet, 17th C.
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(0033) 6 32 63 98 15


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Statue of Bodhisattva Manjusri, wearing formal robes and diadem, his hands in a rare posture that is similar to "buddhapatra mudra" (mudra of the bowl), sitting cross-legged. Lacquered and gold painted bronze. Tibet, 17th century, probably earlier. Height: 6 3/4" (17,2 cm). Old accident on left forearm and base, otherwise good condition.


Jade Snuff Bottle, China, 19th C.

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Snuff Bottles: Pre 1837 VR   item# 1195962 (stock# 1-0739)

Jade Snuff Bottle, China, 19th C.
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(0033) 6 32 63 98 15


Euros 550 

Snuff bottle of rectangular shape with nice beveled sides. Jade, with beautiful brown inclusions. Silver stopper with coral inlays, silver spoon. China, early 19th century. Height (without stopper): 2 11/16" (6,7 cm). Tiny chip at base, otherwise good condition. Ex. old French collection.

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