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6453. Japanese Wood Shrine Grouping, Early 19th Century, Elaborate and well carved and gilt wood group of the sublime sutra (Itto-Ryosin). Very finely carved pedestal. Inscribed in ink underneath probably a date and dedication. Size: 16 in H. A virtually identical group is in the Guimet Museum, Paris See, 'Le Pantheon Bouddhique au Japon', pg 80. $2200

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 5091. Japanese Zushi Shrine, Japan, Ca. 19th Century. Bishamonen, featured God who is the God of the Northern Sky and the King of Compass point Gods; surrounded by two attendants and animals. An Important God. The inscription is dated Tempo 4 which corresponds with 1833. The remainder of the inscription deals with the location of the shrine and which temple owns it. $2400
   

 
6445 Japanese Buddha Figure With Lacquer, 19th century AD. A finely rendered standing draped buddha with good modeling and fine head. Missing left hand, missing finger on right hand, missing right toe. Some flaking of the lacquer, back part missing. Off base. Needs work but is very promising. Size 15 in. (38.1 cm) H. $975  
   

The Arts of India & Pakistan 

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 7052. Indian Sandstone Stele section with Attendants, Kashmir, Ca. 8th Century AD. The right lower side composition of a monumental carving of a central image flanked by smaller devotees. A well attenuated male figure wearing dhoti, jewelry and with a tiara in his hair. A large elegant hand, a jolly elephant and cosmic wheel above his head. A smaller figure in front holds a lotus wheel. Size 34 in. (86 cm) H. Ex New Jersey Private Collection. Impressive size. Early. SOLD

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6978. Indian Bronze Animal Finial19th Century AD. Palanquin or shamiyan pole end; cast with punched and raised decoration, in the form of a dog head. Comapre to similar example in Textiles and Oranaments of India, The musem of Modern Art, New york. page 82. Size 3 in H. + custom mount. Ex Alfred E. Mirsky NY Philanthropist $895 
 

 
6296. Pala Stone Stele with The Mother Goddess, Durga, North India, Ca. 9th Century AD. A carved stone image of the principle as creative energy, seated in lalitasana on a cushion; the base carved with a curled lion and an adorant at the front, her four hands holding the specific attributes, trident, shield, wearing sari, bejewelled, her face with almond-shaped eyes, elongated earlobes with ear rings, hair combed in a chignon and set with a tiara at the front, the shaped arched backslab with a pair of Devatas at the upper register. Size 34 in. (86 cm) H. Large, lovely and impressive in person. Ex European Collection. Additional photos. $9500

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 6812. Fine Gandhara Schist Bust of a Bodhisattva, Ca. 2nd to 3rd Century AD. Beautifully carved stone bust of the handsome prince wearing pleated robes falling open at the chest, meditation cord, ribbed collar with central foliate motif, beaded earrings, fine facial features and mustache, his flowing hair with top-knot and jewel-like headband. 10-1/2 in. H. + custom mount. $8500

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6800. Important Ancient Mathura Grey Black Terracotta Goddess, Northern India, Ca. 200 BC. Impressive standing goddess in elaborate skirt and headdress fashioned from applied circular appliques, large full breasts and necklace, and fine facial features. For a high status individual. 10-1/4 in (26cm)H. Intact (arms repaired)+ custom mount. Extremely rare. Cp. P. Pal, Indian Sculpture, Vol I, for the type. Another comparison. This is perhaps the best example of this type available on the market today. SOLD

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6783. Pala Chlorite Stone Stele with Vishnu, Eastern India or Bengal, Ca. 12th Century AD. A gray stone stele of Vishnu standing in samabhanga on a lotus pericarp placed on a plinth carved with tendrils and a pair of adorants, his principle hands in varadamudra and holding sankha, the upper ones with gada and cakra, wearing dhoti, garland, bejewelled, his attractive face with almond-shaped eyes, elongated earlobes, high headdress, flanked by his two consorts Lakshmi and Sarasvati with vina, the elaborate carved backslab with register of kirrtimukha below and on sides. Size 44in. (111.8cm) excluding insertion tang below. Damage to backslab damage atop. Ex California Collection. Impressive size.
$12,500

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6300. Gandharan Fine Incised Votive Schist Reliquary Pyxis, Pakistan, Ca. 2nd to 3rd Century AD. Conical domed shape with tight fitted lid with knob finial; body with fine incised geometric patterns. Of simplistic design and fine craftsmanship. 3-1/2 in H. Such small stupas were used by Buddhists either as reliquaries or votive offerings. Compare. S39 in Pal's Indian Sculpture Vol. I. Choice. $900

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6675. Chandraketugarh Pottery Goddess Bowl, Indus Valley, Ca. 3rd Century BC/AD. Delicate buff clay vessel decorated in relief on front with a procession of standing Goddesses. Each figure with nicely formed breasts, bodies, drapery and head dresses. They stand interacting with each other and hold staffs and tree branches. Another rhythmic flowing floral devices above and below to finish the vessel. For a high status individual. 4-1/2 in H. x 4-1/4 in W. Very nice and rare in excellent intact condition. $6,750 

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 6474. Kushan Mottled Stone BustIndia, Ca. 2nd Century AD. A carved bust with broad shoulders and hand clasp together at front to one side; also adorned with necklace, wristbands and armlets. 5-1/2 in H. x 9 in Wide.+ mount. $1750

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6330. Mohenjo Daro Pottery Polychrome Vessel, Indus Valley, Ca. 2600 to 2500 BC. Delicate thin walled rounded vessel painted in brown, red and yellow slip geometric panels pattern on body. 7-1/2 D. x 5-1/2 in H. Repaired. Ex New York Doctor Collection. $475 

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6092. Mehrgarh Enthroned Pottery Mother Goddess, Indus Valley, Ca. 2600 to 2500 BC. Delicate buff clay effigy goddess; she sits with bird face features, large full breasts, necklace, and ornate hair with fillet appliques. For a high status individual. 3-7/8 in L. (9.65 cm) + mount. Missing below ankles. Ex New York Doctor Collector. $850 

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 4963. Mohenjo Daro Pottery Polychrome Basin, Indus Valley, Ca. 2600 to 2500 BC. Delicate thin walled rounded vessel painted in brown, red and yellow slip geometric panels pattern on body and raised shoulder. 6” D x 3-1/4”H. $595

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6983. Chinese Wood Carved Foo Dogs (2), 19th Century AD. Well rendered with intricate details, each with well defined hair curls and with an openwork mouth with ball rolling around, large 'bug' eyes, seated abd with a ball under one paw. Size 10 in L. x 7-3/4 in H. Wormage, wear and ear restored, minor losses. Good age signs. The Foo Dog was the protector of sacred places and a defender of law. They are fantastic dogs not only infused with artwork but with meaning. $995 

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 6900. Han Dynasty Jar with Braided Handles, Ca. 2nd Century AD. Lovely form in with incised stiple decoration with fine braid handles, a chestnut glaze on upper half with natural red clay body on the lower. Vase sits up three feet with heat crack to underside, otherwise fine condition. 5in (12.5cm)H x 10-1/2in (26.2cm)D. $1000

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 6901. Chinese Earthenware Tapestry Decorated Jar, Warring States Dynasty Ca. 3rd-2nd Century BC. Deep ample buff color terracotta storage vessel, tapestry decorated with a geometric pattern. Intact 12in (30cm.) H. $1500

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6688. Chinese Silver Luan Bell, Eastern Chou Period, Ca. 1st Millennium BC.Cast rectangular tapering shaft surmounted by a spherical openwork chamber with enclosed ball, radiating spokes from bell and openwork cage. 6-3/8 in H. Mint condition. Ex Israel Distinguished Collector.
$1200
 
 

 
6441 Chinese Variegated Green Jade Neolithic Ritual Cong, Liang-Zhu culture, Late Neo-Lithic period (Ca. 3000 B.C.), A light green to white jade Prismatic Cylinder with smooth exterior, square body with round ends, some chipping to sharp edges, else intact. Size 3-1/4" x 3" x 3-1/4" H. Ex. Robert Taylor collection. Very rare. $1750

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6455. Tang Dynasty Bronze Mirror, Ca. 600 to 900 AD. Disc shape with raised central hub and floral relief decoration. Nice rich patina and deposits. 8-1/2 in Diam. Intact and choice. $1100

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6444. Chinese Wood Carved Seated Buddha, 19th Century AD. A good depiction of a laughing Buddha with flowing robed, belly and traces of lacquer. Size 5-½ in H x 5½inW x 5 in. D. Condition: Very Good, but some cracking and the cover of the back opening is missing. $425 

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 6005. Chinese Archaic Bronze Vessel, Late Shang to Early Western Zhou Dynasty, 12th to 7th Century BC. Double loop holes under rim, cast with stylized tao-tie masks and scrolliate motif interlocking around body. Inscription under disc foot. 6-1/2 in H. Deep green patina. Ex Old New Jersey Collection. $2450

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 5427. Chinese Painted Pottery Model of a Horses & Groom, Han dynasty, Ca. 206 BC to 220 AD. The greyware horses standing four square with lightly painted bridal remaining. The groom wearing a tunic with wide sleeves and he stands with one arm outstretched. Various polychrome pigments remaining. Horse: 12-¼ in. (31.1cm.) H. The groom a little smaller, custom mounted. Ex Christies London. $1800

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6138. Chinese Scholars Huanghuali Brush Pot, Lovley carved cylindrical wood scholars vessel with smooth surface and swirling grain, the center of the interior with disc shape plug. 6 in (15.24 cm.) H. x 5-1/2 in (14 cm.) Diam. Ex Christies London. A highly valued wood object. Compare a similar brushpot illustrated in Wood From the Scholar’s Table, no. 29. $1500

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6212. Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Balaster Covered Jar, Ca. 19th Century AD. Painted with double xi characters on a ground of peony scroll. Inscription on underside. 18in. (45.7cm.) high, + custom wood stand. Ex Christies NY. Lovely. $750
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7049. A Rare Javanese Andesite Stone Vishnu, Central Java, Indonesia, Ca. 10th Century AD. The well rendered relief Deity, standing wearing dhoti, sashes, jewelry and tall elaborate headdress. Two raised arms holding attributes. He stands on a long integral attached plinth with lotus and backpanel. 27in. high. Ex. Collection of a prominent New England family. $4500 

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6979. Thai or Laotian Bronze head of An Adorant, Ca. 17th or 18th Century AD. Cast with a serene facial expression with almost closed eyes, thin aquiline noses, and mouth with thin pursed lips, delicate pointed ears. He wears his hair in small tight nodes atop his head. 1-7/8 in H. 4 in on wood base. Good old surface with some light oxidation. Ex Alfred E. Mirsky NY Philanthropist. $425 

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6837. Sukhothi Thai Stone and Gilt Head of Buddha, Thailand, Ca. 16th to 17th Century AD. Modeled with a serene facial expression, remains of tightly curled hair nodes, heavily laden meditative eyes and fleshy lips. 10in. (2.54cm.)high + wood block mount (17 in H). Ex Virginia Collection. $3500 

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6337. Khmer Bronze Standing Goddess Uma , Cambodia, Ca. 10th to 13th Century, Lovely slender torso, nude with full exposed breasts; bejeweled with necklace, armlets; wearing an elaborate dhoti decorated with a vertical plaiting and frontal sash in relief and she gracefully holds an object in left hand. 8-3/4 in (21.87cm)H. + custom mount. Deep green patina. Comes with certification of authenication metal analysis from Brussels Art Laboratory, P.H. Laycock. Ex Dutch Collection.
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6299. Thai Dvaravati Pottery Relief Head of Buddha, Ca. 7th to 11th century AD. With halo, the face with serene facial expression, tightly curled hair nodes with a bun, heavily laden meditative eyes, elongated ear lobes. 7-1/2 in. (19cm.) high.+ custom mount. Ex European Collection. $675 

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6214. Thai Sukhothai Stucco Head of BuddhaThailand, Ca. 14th to 15th Century AD. Modeled with a serene facial expression, remains of tightly curled hair nodes, heavily laden meditative eyes and fleshy lips. 9in. (22.8cm.)H. + mount. Ex noted philanthropist & Collector Doris Duke, NJ. $3000

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 5629. Khmer Stone Figure of a Kneeling Apsara, Cambodia, Bayon Style, Ca. 10th to 11th Century AD. Well rendered on integral plinth with lotus around exterior, she has one hand holding a lotus sprig to her exposed chest, she wears a sampot (sarong), her face with pleasant expression, head surmounted with a conical shaped headdress and a broad diadem. She is also bejeweled with armlets, earrings and necklace. Intact with a varied patina. 20-1/2 in (52cm) H. + mounted on a wood base is 24in. Rare! Ex. New York Private Collection. Ex Christies NY. Full figural representations in Khmer art are extremely rare. $15,000

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6476. Khmer Bronze Seated Buddha
Cambodia, Ca. 12th Century AD. Cast image of the Buddha seated in a meditative posture, his face with benign expression, almond shaped eyes, and wide mouth with full outlined lips. 2-3/4 in H. + base. Ex New England Collection. $1450
 

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6450. Khmer Bronze Siva, Cambodia, Ca. 12th Century AD. Cast on integral base and bejeweled with neckless, armlets, earrings, and headdress; wearing an elaborate dhoti decorated with a vertical plaiting and frontal sash in relief and holding a staff. 5-3/4 in H. + stone base. Ex New England Collection. $1395

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6814. Thai Bronze Head of Buddha, Ayuthia, Ca. 16th to 17th Century AD. Cast with a serene facial expression, headdress, with heavily laden meditative eyes, thin aquiline noses, and elongated ear lobes. 2-3/4 High+ custom mount. Ex noted philanthropist & Collector Doris Duke, NJ. SOLD
   

 
6185. Thai Bronze Head of Buddha, Ayuthia, Ca. 17th Century AD. Cast with a serene facial expression, tightly curled hair nodes, pointed finials, heavily laden meditative eyes, thin aquiline noses, and elongated ear lobes. 3 in High+ custom mount. Age worn and with remains of gilding. Impressive. Ex noted philanthropist & Collector Doris Duke, NJ. SOLD 

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6443. Ancient Khmer Bronze Lime Pots (5), Cambodia, Ca. 14th to 16th Century AD. A nice group of different thin turned tall lided forms. Nice burial patinas. 3-1/4 in H. to 7-1/4 in H. Ex New England Collection. $895/lot 

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 6226. Khmer Bronze Vessel, Cambodia, Ca. 10th to 12th Century AD. Bronze smooth bowl which once had a high polish. The diameter is 6-1/4 inches (16cm). Remains of some earth deposits. $225

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6844. Nepalese wood Carved Shrine of Buddha, Ca. 17th to 18th Century AD. Carved with a central seated Buddha surrounded by Bodhisattvas and attendants seated upon lotus bases beneath flaming mandarlas. On sectional wood base. 14in. (35.6cm). Traces of Polychrome pigment and age wear. Fine style. Good age. $2200

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6899. Tibetan Buddhist Woodwinds (2), rGya gling, Tibet or Mongolia, Ca. 18th to 19th century AD. Wonderfully ornate slender hammered and repousse decorated copper & wood instruments with inlaid turquoise and coral. Each 25in (62.5cm)H. Intact, nice and elaborate. $1250
   

 
 6843. Nepalese Wood Female Yakshi, Ca. 18th Century AD. Ca. 18th Century AD. Portraying a standing female deity reaching up to touch a branch of a tree, to make it flower, attendants serving her to her right. 9¾in. (23.5cm) H. Benjamin Rowland writes: “One of the most frequent motifs of the Bharhut railing is the dohada, a woman or Yakshi embracing a tree, usually a flowering sal. This is symbolism that goes back to a period in Indian history when trees were regarded as objects of worship, and is associated with old fertility festivals, when youths and maidens gathered the flowers of the sal tree. In Indian mythology, the yakshi is first and foremost a fertility symbol. She is not only the bride of the tree, but she stands for the sap of the tree, the life-fluid, and she may therefore by association be interpreted as emblematic of the life-fluid of all creation, as typified by the great waters, in which all life was believed to have its origin. The male counterparts of the yakshis, or yakshas, are also represented on the Bharhut railing, and Kuvera, chief of the yakshas and guardian of the north, is among the deities precisely identified by an inscription.” (The Art and Architecture of India; Pelican History of Art; page 80-82) $1100

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6937. Tibetan Bronze Ritual Chortan, Ca. 16th Century AD. A sweet small pointed copper ritual shrine with ornate crown, crenelated and tiered construction. Topped with a flame finial. Brown Patina. Base opened. 6-7/8 in H. $795 
   

 

 

6845. Nepalese Wood Carved Shrine of Uma Mahesvara, Ca. 18th Century AD. A well carved image of a seated Siva with consort Uma, a protecting Garuda figure atop elaborate archway, on sectional wood base with traces of original orange-red pigment to surface. Age wear but intact. 14in. (35.6cm) H. Ex English Collection. $1250

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  6779. Nepalese Gilt Bronze Janiform Caryatid Support, Ca. 16th Century AD. The goddess with four arms cast on either side, each standing on a lotus and holding a lotus above their heads atop which sits the fitting for attachment. She has a sheer dhoti, necklace, tiara and jewels. 9-3/4 in H. Bottom fitting section restored. $1100

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