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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre 1900 item #1220846 (stock #1-0799)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€1,800.00
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. IMPORTANT: export to the European Community countries only.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1837 VR item #1218792 (stock #1-0798)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€200.00
Small statue of Garuda, the vehicle of Hindu God Vishnu, half man half bird, with small wings on his shoulders, standing in praying posture on an elevated lotus base. Bronze, fine patina. India, 19th century. Height: 3 1/8" (8 cm). Very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1837 VR item #1218786 (stock #1-0796)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€250.00
Small statue of Hindu God Vishnu, with four arms of which two are holding his attributes, standing on an elevated lotus base. Bronze, fine dark green patina. India, 19th century. Height: 3 1/8" (8 cm) Base slightly bent, otherwise very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1218779 (stock #1-0794)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€200.00
Carriage bell of globular shape with a loop on top for attachment. Gilt bronze, with encrusted green and blue (malachite) patina. China, Han Dynasty Period (206 BC-220 AD). Height: 3 1/8" (8 cm). The bell is nicely mounted on a custom metal stand. Old accident, otherwise good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1218177 (stock #1-0793)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
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Head of a lohan (or "arhat"), one of the 18 disciples of Buddha, wearing mustache and goatee, his face displaying a severe expression. Wood, with remnants of the original plastering (used to support a former polychrome painting, now gone), Eyes made of black glass. China, early 18th century, probably earlier. Height: 12" (30 cm). The head is nicely mounted on a custom metal stand. Some chips, otherwise very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1700 item #1218176 (stock #1-0792)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
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Statue of Buddha, in formal attire, wearing diadem, his hands in didactic posture, sitting cross-legged on a double lotus throne. Lacquered and gilt bronze. Tibet, 16th/17th century. Height: 7 3/4" (19,7 cm). Tiny chips on base, otherwise very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1700 item #1215838 (stock #1-0784)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
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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.
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 : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #1215311 (stock #1-0782)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
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Small statue of Kuan Yin, in formal attire, sitting in "rajalila asana" (king's posture) on a highly stylized lion, itself resting on a lotus base. Bronze, with large remnants of lacquering and gold paint, nice green patina. China, early Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Height: 6 1/4" (15,8 cm). Chip at the back of the base, small loss on the diadem, otherwise very good condition. A truly beautiful casting.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1837 VR item #1215309 (stock #1-0781)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
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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 : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1208280 (stock #1-0779)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€150.00
Small Buddhist altar showing Kuan Yin, the Goddess of Mercy, in formal attire, standing on a four-legged pedestal and backed by a mandorla. Bronze, with dark-green patina with traces of reddish areas. China, 18th century, maybe earlier. Height: 5" (12,2 cm). Erosion, otherwise very good condition. NOTE: the style of this altar is typical of the style of Buddhist altars of the Northern Wei and Tang dynasties period.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1800 item #1207769 (stock #1-0775)
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Statue of Buddha Amitabha (or "Amitayus"), wearing diadem and sitting cross-legged on a double lotus throne. Amitabha holds a vase containing the nectar of immortality on his lap. Gilt bronze, the face itself is cold-gilt. Tibet, 18th century. Height: 6 1/4" (16 cm). Gilding partly eroded, otherwise 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 funeral 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, funeral mirrors were placed on the deceased body o...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1207000 (stock #1-0768)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
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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 : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1837 VR item #1206998 (stock #1-0767)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
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Ancient censer, of circular shape, resting on three feet, decorated on all sides with dragons in relief "chasing the pearl" and, on two sides, with dragon heads. Bronze, fine green patina. Reign mark beneath, probably apocryphal (Ming Dynasty, Xuande reign). China, early 19th century. Height: 3 1/4" (8,5 cm). Diameter: 5 4/8" (14,5 cm). Very good condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1930 item #1206246 (stock #1-0766)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
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Head of funerary statue or effigy, of minimalist shape. Weathered wood, with shell eyes. Indonesia, South Sulawesi, Toraja Peoples. Height: 12" (30 cm). The head is nicely mounted on a custom metal stand. Very good condition. NOTE 1: The Toraja have this particularly interesting tradition of carving in wood funerary images of the deceased. These figures are kept in galleries or balconies beside the coffins in which high-ranking or noble or wealthy people are buried. NOTE 2: Publications: "The El...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1800 item #1205949 (stock #1-0765)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€1,500.00
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
€500.00
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.