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Qing dynasty bronze Quan Yin

Qing dynasty bronze Quan Yin

A large Qing dynasty bronze Quan Yin. Seated on a lotus throne. Serene face with eyes looking sligtly downward. Water bottle on left hand and beautiful nimbus at the back in flame and flower design. It is rare to find a large statue in such good condition. Highly detailed and artistic. Size is 35″ height…

Gilt-bronze fingure of QuanYin standing on a lotus flower

Gilt-bronze fingure of QuanYin standing on a lotus flower

A magnificent gilt-bronze fingure of QuanYin standing on a lotus flower, with the right hand holding a nector- of-life bottle pointing downward. QuanYin is the most popular of the Bodhisattvas, the compassionate Avalokitesvara, Guan Shi Yin – she who looks down with compassion on the suffering of the world. 18th century, highly detailed and artistic….

An ivory snuff bottle, in the form of a deity on an elephant

An ivory snuff bottle, in the form of a deity on an elephant

An ivory snuff bottle, in the form of a deity on an elephant. The deity may have been Samantabhadra Bodhisattva riding on top of an elephant, one of the largest of animals. While it is gentle, the elephant has a strength that exceeds even that of a lion, and thus expresses the compassion of Samantabhadra….

Stunning Wei-To, Qing Dynasty

Stunning Wei-To, Qing Dynasty

Wei-To is precious and unique to China. He is depicted clad in full armour and holding sword. Wei-To is a general under the Four Heavenly Kings. He guards virtually every Buddhist Temple, standing at the entrance, facing Shakyamuni Buddha or Amida Buddha. Wei-To is much beloved in China, and is a Bodhisattva guardian special to…

Grey Schist Fragment of a Seated Bodhisattva, Gandhara

Grey Schist Fragment of a Seated Bodhisattva, Gandhara

His mustachioed face and elaborately dressed hair carved in high relief against a flat circular halo, his broad shoulders and surviving right arm draped with jeweled amulets and scarves, his right leg and joined hands indicating a posture of meditation (losses, chips, nose restored). Height 11 inches (27.9cm). 3rd 4Th Century.        

Gilded bronze figure of Padmapani. Standing in samapada

Gilded bronze figure of Padmapani. Standing in samapada

Gilded bronze figure of Padmapani. Standing in samapada, holding a lotus in his left hand, the right in varada mudra, a flaming nimbus around his head. Figure in good condition, wear to gilding, lacks original base, now on a modern base with chip to the corner. Size is 4″ height x 1 1/2″ width.  …

Himalayan bronze, Dakini, 19th Century

Himalayan bronze, Dakini, 18th Century. Dakini, is a Sanskrit word which refers to a “space-goer,” “celestial woman,” or “cloud fairy.” She exists in a sphere of existence where inward and outward are completely united. A dakini is the most important female principle, representing the ever-changing flow of female energy. In tantric Buddhism, dakinis are the…

Gilded bronze group of Yi-dam Vajradhara

Gilded bronze group of Yi-dam Vajradhara

Gilded bronze group of Yi-dam Vajradhara, Tibet, late 18th/early 19th century. Seated in dhyanasana and in yab-yum with his sakti, his hands clasping her in vajrahumkara mudra, two small figures flanking them, all on a double lotus throne, with an inscription around the base, on the back and on the flaming nimbus. Figure in good…

Jizo Bosatsu, Stone Sculpture. Meiji period, Japan.

Jizo Bosatsu, Stone Sculpture. Meiji period, Japan.

Antique stone sculpture of Jizo, Japan, late nineteenth century. Jizo stands 23.6″ (60 cm). Unlike most Bodhisattvas, Jizo is portrayed as a walking monk without crown, hair or ornament. Jizo is also known as Ksitigarbha (Sanskrit), meaning “he who encompasses the earth.” He is the master of the six worlds of desire and the six…

Bronze figure of Vasudhara, Nepal

Bronze figure of Vasudhara, Nepal

Bronze figure of Vasudhara, Nepal, circa 16th century. Seated in lalitasana, her right foot resting on a lotus, her right hand in vitarka mudra and holding attributes in her additional five hands, wering jewelry studded with turquoises and a tiny ruby. figure in good condition, gilding mostly worn off, now attached to a modern base….

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