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All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Copper : Pre 1900 item #1452523 (stock #7154)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$2,000.00
Fine and rare, large copper repousse and chased copper plate depicting a religious scene or narrative. This was acquired in Sri Lanka in the 1990s, the vendor said this was showing the life of Buddha, but the iconography suggests it is most likely Hindu as the central image is shown facing the left, sitting on a tiger pelt, set against a foliate scroll background. This could be representing Shiva with his consort Parvati and son Ganesh. Superb workmanship, circa 19th century. Diame...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Religious Artifacts : Buddhist : Pre 1800 item #1449682 (stock #7098)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$1,600.00
Exceptionally rare pair of temple iron door handles, circa early Kandy Period 18th century. Similar ones may be seen on the doors of the Sri Dalada Maligawa, Temple of the Tooth, home of the ancient relic of Buddha, Kandy, Sri Lanka. Exquisitely crafted with very fine brass, copper additions & traces of silver inlay work. Dome shape cover D: 12cm/4.2in, door handles are W: 12cm/4.2in x L: 12cm/4.2.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1451419 (stock #7142)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$1,500.00
Powerful Buddha image from the Tai Lue ethnic group from the Burma, Lao, Thai border region AKA “Golden Triangle”. Superficially these “folk images” lack the grace and serenity of the urban classical styles, but speak more from the heart of the people, as personal devotional merit making acts. This piece dates to around the 18th century; the “waisted” pedestal is typical of this period. Incorporated into the style is the much loved “bhumiparsha“ mudra, with stylized lot...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #883908 (stock #2030)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$400.00
Unique clear glass Sino Tibetan image of a Dakini, most likely cast from a mold. Basically even with the usual clay images it is problematic dating them as the molds may be old but the item recently made, this piece has traces of compacted soil, surface pitting and wear, as well as small Ming Dynasty Buddhist and Taoist clear glass charms having been documented, I feel a circa 100 year plus is a conservative dating. Having circumambulated the Jokhang on many occasions mainly to check out the B...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Sri Lanka : Pre 1920 item #1449182 (stock #7092)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$300.00
Beautiful old Sri Lanka Buddha “flame” from the cultural heartland of Kandy, carved from Jack fruit wood, minor pigment loss and one small chip. Last time I was in Sri Lanka 6 years ago these were impossible to find, I acquired this from a French expat who lived there 30 years ago. H: 24cm/16.2in and W: 26cm/10in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1450825 (stock #7134)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$300.00
Very rare pottery bowl with Taoist imagery. This is made from a high fired light gray pottery, dipped in a white slip and with depictions of musicians, dancers and “demon” masks. This is a funerary piece; the symbology suggests the transition from this world to the afterlife. D: 14cm/5.5in and H: 5.2cm/2in. No cracks or chips, original pigments with some kiln warpage
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Jewelry : Pre 1920 item #1446114 (stock #7035)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$280.00
Quirky and eclectic collection of 35 small repousse auspicious good luck tokens.) These were collected in Dali, Yunnan, China in the late 1980s. No two are exactly alike and they seem to be influenced by Tantric Buddhism in that the endless knot, parasol, lotus throne, and temple banner motifs are represented in this lot as well as more traditional Chinese symbols such as bats and butterflies. In the last image I have shown a Qilin the only image in this group that has a hallmark. Sc...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Numismatics : Coins : Asian : Pre AD 1000 item #1450383 (stock #7126)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$220.00
Rare, cast copper alloy (seems mostly copper) plaque, early Ceylon Kingdom, circa 100BCE-200CE, Anuradhapura Era. Obverse side: Lakshmi standing holding two lotus stalks, reverse: swastika. Head is missing. H: 36mm x W: 22cm. 9 grams.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Lacquer : Pre 1980 item #1413775 (stock #6293)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$200.00
Complete set of five Shan esoteric Buddhist images. These consist of a Buddha, three monks and a chedi. These are covered with traditional gold and back lacquer and the bodies are made from compressed powdered herbs or temple incense ash. They have a quirky abstract quality to them, their facelessness represents that the individual is inconsequential but has the potential for becoming a Buddha, on the bottom are the eight Burmese zodiac symbols based on the days of the week. For some r...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre 1492 item #1441675 (stock #6667)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$200.00
Very rare small sandstone head of the Buddha in “Royal Attire”, Mon/Tongoo culture Burma circa 15th CE. An unusual and quirky piece I acquired in Mae Sai, Thailand, along the Burmese border, over 20 years ago. I bought a number of pieces (all fragments) made of sandstone and limestone and this is the last Jambupati image I have left. Since then I have never seen any again in Thailand or anywhere else. I was told they were dug up near Pegu (Bago) during a road construction project....
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Sri Lanka : Pre 1920 item #1449316 (stock #7097)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$200.00
Quirky wood low meditation, seat carved in the shape of a lingam and yoni (see underside), they symbolize "indivisible two-in-oneness of male and female, the passive space and active time from which all life originates". This is from Sri Lanka and is worn with age. L: 46.5cm/17.9in and W: 29.5cm/11.6in, and H: 4.5cm/1.8in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1450058 (stock #7114)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$200.00
Genuine Thai pottery votive plaque circa early Ayutthaya period. In the center is the Buddha with classic Bhumiparsa mudra, flanked by two pillars and Sukhothai style walking Buddhas. Good condition and guaranteed of the period. H: 6cm/2.4 and W: 5.1cm/2in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #1451893 (stock #7148)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$180.00
Rare Phra Ha Roi (literally 500 Buddhas but in practice means a lot of tiny images) circa pre 15th century- possibly late Haripunchai or early Lanna Kingdom, terra cotta votive fragment. This was excavated near Lamphun, Northern Thailand. Worn surface as to be expected. H: 10cm/4in x W: 10cm/4in.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1398949 (stock #5041)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$160.00
Ensemble of 4 Lanna Thai Buddhist reading implements (analogous to a Yad Torah Pointer). Used to mark pages and point out words while reciting a sutra from a Buddhist manuscript, i.e. individual pages sandwiched between two small wooden planks. The one with most vivid gold looks to have been re lacquered- circa 50 to 90 years old. Check enlargements for size.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1420781 (stock #6442)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$160.00
Rare small sandstone head of the Buddha, circa 1000-1200CE mounted on museum quality stand. This has the classic broad features of a Mon/Dvarati image, some damage to nose. H: 4.1cm/1.6in, total H: (with stand)8.8bm/3.6in. Free shipping.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1900 item #1450441 (stock #7127)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$160.00
Clay “tsa tsa”, over 100 years old, with six tantric deities- there is one repair, noted in enlargements. H: 5.8cm/2.2in and W: 5.3cm/2.1in. Free shipping.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1800 item #1413329 (stock #6283)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$150.00
Nice circa 18th century high fired terra cotta Akshobhya Buddha in bhumiparsa mudra and holding a vajra in his lap with traces of original blue, white and gold pigments. This piece appears to have been excavated and the head has been reattached. H: 11cm/4.2in and W: 7.5cm/3in.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #1413396 (stock #6287)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
$150.00
Wonderfully carved wooden Lanna Thai animal, the hole in the mouth and lightly incised symbol underneath the base indicate this was meant to be a “lucky charm” of sorts. H: 7.5cm/3in and W: 4.8cm/1.9in.