Nepal is a South Asian country mainly situated in the Himalayas, which borders India in the south and Tibet in the north. It has a history of mountain cultures worshipping the power of mountains as well as animism, shamanism, Hinsuism, Buddhism, and other influences.

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  • Antique Kumkum Container, Nepal (1278XAE) $295

    H: 3” Dia: 2.875″ | FREE SHIPPING!

    This  finely designed bronze kumkum container was used in Hindu worship (puja). It is a well-shaped ornamented cup divided artistically into three sections: a top flat lip surrounded by decorative bosses and parallel lines, and band of stylized leaves, and set on a tubular trunk on a decorative base.  Also known as chopra containers, they were made from a variety of materials, although bronze was rather rare and used by wealthy Hindu women and royalty to store tikka kumkuma powder, as the poor could only afford those made from wood or pottery.

  • Antique Repoussé Earth Witnessing Buddha, Tibetan (0001LEM) $595

    H: 5.5”  W: 4.625”  D: 2” | FREE SHIPPING!

    This wonderful gilt metal antique Tibetan repoussé image portrays Buddha in earth witnessing mudra (hand touching position) under a trefoil arch at the moment of his enlightenment. Mounted on an L-shaped wood stand, it is in excellent condition. This 17th century Tibetan work was decommissioned and subsequently purchased from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

  • Vintage Wood Tibetan Lama Mask, China (16936B-IRK) $295

    H: 14.75”  W: 7.75”  D: 4” | FREE SHIPPING!

    This well carved vintage Cham dance mask is an individualized yet generic Tibetan lama used in a public dance performed to educate the masses, promote ethical and moral practices and scare away negative spirits. Although depicting a Tibetan lama, it may have been made in China or Nepal where it was purchased. Depicted with realistic, intense yet reassuring features in a slender face with open mouth, large eyes, elongated ears and animal hair for his mustache, beard and ears, his alert angular eyebrows, soft lips and cheeks are highlighted with pigmentation. Portrayed as a wise man in deep concentration, his headdress is significantly painted in red and yellow associated with powerful rituals and symbolizes wisdom and compassion. It is in excellent condition with minor signs of wear consistent with age and use.

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