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H: 9″ W: 3.625″ D: 3.5″ | FREE UPS SHIPPING!
This rare carving of the infant Buddha with well defined features is clearly a provincial rendering that uniquely departs from traditional renderings. He holds a monk’s begging bowl as he points to the heavens and he stands on a lion’s head rather than a lotus, demonstrating that Shakyamuni Buddha is the lion of the Shakya clan. Given its small size, it was probably displayed on a home altar.
H: 17” W: 5” D: 5” | CALL/EMAIL FOR SHIPPING QUOTE
This woodcarving of the Buddha as an infant is remarkable because of the way it has survived. As with many Chinese wood carvings there extensive deteriorated from age/insect damage. While there is total loss to the arms, legs and torso, it is virtually untouched from the neck up. This is a piece for lovers of wood, with the the body worn to a delicately smooth but irregular surface. It is probably more striking than original piece, as its erosion shows the random miracle of chance.
H: 20” W: 3.75” D: 3.75” | CALL 213-568-3030 FOR SHIPPING
This antique Lao Buddha stands in refined dignity displaying inner tranquility and strength, hands in abhaya mudra that connotes reassurance, divine protection, and dispelling fear and signifies Buddha’s spiritual power as he bestows protection from evil and ignorance and conveys “fear not” to devotees. As typical of Lao Buddhas he is covered in gilt visually reflecting his golden skin and a finial or radiance as a flame emerging from his. His wet style Buddha robe that is smooth and graceful in its simplicity and adds elegance to the carving.
H: 26” W: 10” D: 5” | CALL 213-568-3030 FOR SHIPPING
This rare, elegant, gilt covered Jambupati Buddha wears regal Burmese court attire with luxuriant jewelry and huge decorative flanges surrounding his multi-layered elaborate faceted crown topped by an elongated ushnisha. Seated on a high ornate multi-tiered waisted throne in Earth Witnessing position, he looks directly at onlookers with strength and a sweet smile to emphasize his spiritual and material power.
H: 25.5” W: 9.75” D: 5” | CALL 213-568-3030 FOR SHIPPING
This elegant Jambupati Buddha is seated in Burmese lavish gilt court attire in the earth witnessing mudra, one hand in his lap and one reaching over to touch the earth. The dazzling gilt also coveres his body and the elaborate faceted crown with huge decorative butterfly flanges he wears and small multi- colored cut glass inset bejeweled pieces decorate his kingly garment and multi-tiered throne and emphasize his royal status. He looks directly at onlookers with confidence and a slight smile to emphasize his spiritual and material power. This is a powerful and beautifully decorated Burmese woodcarving.
H: 30″ W: 18″ D: 10″
This superb, colorful and rare carved Buddha is seated in the teaching vitarka-mudra. His delicately carved serene face has a benevolent and compassionate expression with half-closed almond shaped eyes and a brightly painted bud shaped mouth with a slight smile. The slender and elegant body appears to float above gracefully flowing robes in deeply carved swirls reminiscent of clouds. The white skin tones are emphasized by the multi-colored robe with hues of cinnabar, cobalt blue, pastel green, and black. The fine features of the face, excellent rendering of the body, and exquisite execution of the drapery make this a truly impressive and striking image. Given its size and masterful carving and its evident importance, it should hold a place and be revered commensurate with its spirituality and artistry.
H: 14” W: 9.375” D: 7.25” | CALL/EMAIL FOR SHIPPING QUOTE
This fine extremely rare Ming/Qing carving depicts Shakyamuni Buddha in meditation made from fine dense wood with much of its iridescent pigmentation. He is masterfully carved with a serene, benevolent and pensive expression with downcast eyes below arched eyebrows, and a slightly smiling mouth, tightly coiled curls surrounding his ushnisha, and his pendulous ears frame his rounded face. His plain but elegantly carved monks robe leaves his chest bare and extends over his shoulders and to his back. This is a small yet very powerful image.
H: 10.25” W: 9.5” D: 4.5” | FREE SHIPPING
Known as the Laughing, Happy, or Fat Buddha, Budai is regarded as a deity of contentment and plenty. Like most Early Chinese Republic porcelains this piece is hand decorated in famille rose enamels with vivid blue, red, and green pigments portrayed as a stout, smiling, bald monk in robes with a large, exposed pot belly surrounded by five children. Since the stomach is considered the seat of the soul in Chinese beliefs, it demonstrates his open heartedness. His wide smile attracts the children surrounding his body indicating his regard for them and his joy when they encircle him and well as the belief he can bequeath families with children.
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 by us from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
H: 17.5: W: 6” D: 5” | CALL/EMAIL FOR SHIPPING QUOTE
Given that this image of the infant Buddha is missing both arms it is remarkable that it is remains a powerful yet charming sculpture. Created by a skilled rural artisan from one dense piece of wood, this rare statue of the the young Buddha is a humble child in a relaxed and confident stance with a youthful torso, a round head, bent legs, wearing a modest waist-cloth and standing on a small plain round base.
H: 24.5” Dia: 7″ | CALL 213-568-3030 FOR SHIPPING
Lao carved Buddha statues are renowned for their delicacy and refinement. This elegant antique Buddha is depicted in the “Calling for Rain” mudra found only in Laos with his half-closed gazing downward in meditation. His narrow hips, elegant gestures, and slim hands reinforce the graceful curves of the body and the Buddha’s gentleness. He wears a three-part monk’s robe that flares out lyrically reaching to just above his ankles. The totality of the curvature and proportions with an oversized head indicate the perfection, wisdom and compassion of the “Enlightened One.”.The image stands on an unusually high multi-tiered circular and waisted base. Carved Laotian images as old and elegant as this are rare. This is part of the VA Spiritual-and-Inspirational Collection
H: 22” W: 17” D: 11” | CALL 213-568-3030 FOR SHIPPING
This finely and delicately modeled vintage Burmese bronze Buddha Shakyamuni in the Earth Witnessing mudra displaying many characteristics typical of the Burmese Mandalay style. His soft youthfully sweet face with slightly smiling lips is framed by a filet headband, snail like hair locks, pendulous ears and almond-shaped eyes are inlaid with glass. Made in the 20th century with the lost wax process in which the mold is destroyed, this piece is a one-of-a-kind exquisite work of art in excellent condition.
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