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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1444445 (stock #1-1252)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€5,000.00
Statue of Buddha Sakyamuni, in monk's robes, sitting on a lotus, his hands in didactic posture ("vitarka ludra"). Bronze, with fine patina. China, early Ming dynasty, Hongwu period (1368-1398). Height: 13 cm. Small accident on nose, otherwise very good condition. A very rare piece. NOTE: similar examples of Buddha statues of this period exist, though rare, for example a gilt-bronze Buddha, dat.1398 Hongwu, H 5.8 W 3.8 cm, East Asian Art Museum, Bath [exh.cat. Bath 2000, No. 95], others in privat...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre AD 1000 item #1415510 (stock #1-1170)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€2,200.00
Statue of a Yakshi, or Yakshini, wearing a necklace and a dhoti, standing under a flowering ashoka tree and holding a branch with her left hand. Bronze, with dark green and red partly encrusted patina and with some soil encrustation. India, ca. 2nd-1st century BC. Height: 15.2 cm. The statue is nicely mounted on a custom stand. Very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Central Asian : Jewelry : Pre AD 1000 item #1366810 (stock #1-1052)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€1,800.00
Embossed pendant decorated with a scene depicting the attack of a lion on na bull. Two loops on top, adorned with glass or semi-precious stone inserts, allowed attachment to a necklace. 14 K gold, with remnants of soil encrustations. Graeco-Buddhist art, Gandhara, 1st to 3rd century. Height: 4.3 cm. Very good condition. NOTE: the decoration of this pendant is very similar to the one found on ancient Greek coins (see photo # 6 of a Greek silver coin).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Central Asian : Jewelry : Pre 1492 item #1363520 (stock #1-1039)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€1,500.00
Embossed pendant decorated with two figures of deities, one male wearing a dhoti and the other, a female, entirely naked, each with an aureola, standing in front of what seems to be an altar. A loop on top allowed attachment to a necklace. 14 K gold, with remnants of soil encrustations. Graeco-Buddhist art, Gandhara, 1st to 3rd century. Height: 5.5 cm. Lower part slightly bent (no damage), otherwise very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Central Asian : Pre AD 1000 item #1432984 (stock #1-1220)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€1,500.00
Miniature Buddhist stupa carved from rock cristal, comprising of a central stupa surrounded by four lateral smaller stupas, standing on a square base. The piece is made of twelve parts which were carved separately as shown on photos # 9 and 10. Gandhara Graeco-Buddhist art, 1st to 5th century. Height: 9.8 cm. A few stains due to a prolonged stay underground, slight abrasion, otherwise very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1455162 (stock #1-1275)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€1,500.00
Statue of crowned Amithaba Buddha, in formal attire, sitting cross-legged on an elevated throne, his hands in dhyana mudra (meditative posture). Wood, with remnants of lacquering and gilding. China, early Qing Dynasty, 17th/18th century. Height: 34 cm. Chip on top of crown, abrasions, otherwise very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1492 item #1427070 (stock #1-1208)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€1,400.00
A delicately cast miniature statue of a Buddhist monk, standing on a circular base, holding his robe with both hands. Gilt bronze. China, Tang Dynasty period. Height: 66 mm. The statue is nicely mounted on a custom plexi stand. Very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Central Asian : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1456027 (stock #1-1279)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€1,400.00
Bronze plate of circular form, decorated in relief to represent Panchika, the Buddhist god of wealth, and Hariti, a mother goddess, the latter holding a cornucopia, both sitting on a throne. The prosperity they bring is symbolized by the cornucopia. Gandhara, ca. 2nd/3rd century. Fine age patina. Height: 11 cm. The plate is nicely mounted on a custom stand. Very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Wood : Pre 1837 VR item #1413449 (stock #1-1164)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€1,200.00
Ancient mask of the traditional esoteric "Nuo" theater, representing the character of General Guanyu, wearing his helmet. Wood, with multiple superimposed polychrome pigments, meant to enhance the mask features, of which part is painted on paper glued to the mask. China, early 19th C. Height: 33 cm. The mask is mounted on a custom stand. Very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1423023 (stock #1-1196)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€1,200.00
Miniature statue of Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara, standing in formal attire, backed by an aureola, holding an object in his left hand. Gilt bronze. China, Sui Dynasty (581-618 A.D.). Height: 5.7 cm. The statue is mounted on a custom plexi stand. Mandorla partly missing, soil encrustation, otherwise good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Central Asian : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1427611 (stock #1-1209)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€1,200.00
Important ceremonial axe, with a fine decoration in relief representing a man riding a large bird. Bronze, with partly encrusted reddish-green patina. Oxus Civilisation, 2300-1700 B.C. Height: 17.4 cm, length: 10 cm. Soil encrustations, otherwise very good condition. NOTE 1: interpretations differ as to the origin of such axes, which also prevailed not only in Margiana and Bactria but in Elam and some sites in Eastern Iran. NOTE 2: The blunted blade seems to demonstrate that at the royal courts ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Oceanic : Artifacts : Pre 1960 item #1454273 (stock #1-1274)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€1,200.00
Small dance mask made of a turtle shell at its center, in a kind of frame made of soil and sagotree resin with multiple cowries inserts and painted in red, white and black, surrounded with remnants of cassowary feathers. Papua New Guinea, Middle Sepik region, Palimbei, Iatmul ethnic group. Mid 20th century period. Height: 21 cm. A few small old accidents, otherwise very good condition. Provenance: old Italian collection. IMPORTANT NOTE: export ONLY to the European Community.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Central Asian : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1459712 (stock #1-1302)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€1,200.00
Rhyton, of conical shape, decorated at its base with the bust of a tiger. Geometric design incised all over the body of the object. Bronze, with fine age patina and traces of soil encrustations. Bactrian Civilisation, ca. 4th century B.C. Height: 14 cm. Weight: 1.15 kg. The piece is nicely mounted on a custom stand. Very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Central Asian : Pre AD 1000 item #1438669 (stock #1-1241)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€1,100.00
Grey schist relief fragment, decorated in detail with, on the left side, two square niches showing two stages of the life of Buddha --- Buddha standing and flanked by his two disciples on the upper niche, and Buddha sitting on a throne and meditating with his two disciples in praying posture --- while on the right side, are two superimposed rectangular niches inside which two putti are shown. Gandhara Graeco-Buddhist art, ca. 3rd century. Height: 18.5 cm. Width: 18 cm. Thickness: around 4.5 cm. ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Central Asian : Pre AD 1000 item #1441117 (stock #1-1247)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€1,100.00
Relief fragment, sculpted in grey schist, with two levels, the upper level representing Buddha, under an arcade, sitting in royal repose on a dais, and flanked by three disciples on his right, the lower level representing the bust of a Bodhisattva under a vault. Gandhara graeco-Buddhist art, ca. 3rd century. Height: 21 cm. Width: 15 cm. Thickness: around 6.3 cm. The relief is nicely mounted on a custom stand. Good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1837 VR item #1451262 (stock #1-1271)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€900.00
Very old betel nut crusher, complete with its sheath. The handle is finely decorated with an elaborate bone sculpture of a bird with the head of an old man, perched on what seems to be foliage. Beautiful age patina. The base of the handle is made of bronze, and the blade is made of iron. The sheath is made of wood. Indonesia, Bali Island, 19th century. Height of the crusher: 23 cm. Height of the sheath: 11 cm. Abrasions due to great age, otherwise very good condition. Provenance: old Dutch coll...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Central Asian : Pre AD 1000 item #1460502 (stock #1-1304)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€900.00
Funeral statuette made of calcite. The statuette is composed of three separate parts: a head, a torso adorned with two chimeras in relief and a base decorated with geometric design also in relief. This type of statuette is commonly called "Bactrian princess" among specialists, and dates back from the mid third to the early second millenium BC. Such funeral objects seem to have played an important role in the funerals of elites of the Margiana and maybe the Bactrian courts as well. Height: 8.4 cm...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Central Asian : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1461247 (stock #1-1305)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
€900.00
Bronze plate of circular form with a decoration in relief on the obverse depicting Centaur Chiron with Achilles on his back holding a spear. At the reverse, decoration in relief depicting a concentric stylised foliage. Fine age patina. Bactrian Civilisation, 3rd to 2nd century BC. Diameter: 15.8 cm. Very good condition. NOTE 1: the plate shows a strong Greek aesthetic influence. NOTE 2: the legend of Chiron the Centaur says that he was the son of Cronos, king of the Titans, and that Artemis and ...