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All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Pre 1950 item #723089 (stock #1-0507)
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€250.00
"Ancient India", Bulletin of the Archeological Survey of India, number 4, double number, July 1947 - January 1948. Published by the Archeological Survey of India, New Delhi. Printed by the Baptist Mission Press, Calcutta. 8 3/8"x10 11/16" (21,5x27 cm). 321 pages. Numerous drawings, maps and photos. A series of articles on the archeology of India, Afghanistan and Pakistan, by British and Indian field experts, published in the mid forties to the early sixties. Contents described on cover (see pho...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Pre 1950 item #723092 (stock #1-0508)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€100.00
"Ancient India", Bulletin of the Archeological Survey of India, number 5, January 1947 - January 1949. Edited and published by the Director General of Archaeology in India, New Delhi. Printed by the Baptist Mission Press, Calcutta. 8 3/8"x10 11/16" (21,5x27 cm). 113 pages. Numerous drawings, maps and photos. A series of articles on the archeology of India, Afghanistan and Pakistan, by British and Indian field experts, published in the mid forties to the early sixties. Contents described on cover...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre 1837 VR item #1261913 (stock #1-0867)
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Ancient Buddhist book of sutras comprising of two thick lacquered and gilt cardboard covers decorated with 16 Buddhas sitting on a throne with their hands in bhumisparsa mudra posture. The central Buddha is flanked by two smaller buddhas, and at their feet are two small praying monks. The book has 42 X 2 pages (written on two sides) written in black characters. Burma, 19th century. Length: 15 1/2" (39 cm). Traces of old water stains, slight damage on the bottom of one page, other wise very good ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1700 item #386725 (stock #1-0253)
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€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 1492 item #1245842 (stock #1-0853)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€1,200.00
Sutra book cover carved all over its surface with, in the center, a Bhaisajyaguru Buddha ("The Master of Healing") sitting on a lotus throne in a niche, and Tibetan characters on the rest of the surface. On one side, a monster head surrounded with floral designs is carved. Wood with fine dark-brown glossy patina and remnants of red pigments. Tibet, 15th century. Length: 53.5 cm. Erosion and chips, otherwise good condition.