Asian. Iron Sadaksari seated in Dhyanasana on a lotus, his primary hands in namaskara mudra, the other hands holding symbolic offertory items, the face with a peaceful expression, the head surmounted by a crown from which protrudes the head of Buddha. Traces of gold gilding, green and red paint to the surface. Light dirt patina. 1600's AD (13" x 10")
Asian. Carved black basalt Kuan Yin, Chinese Goddess of Mercy, seated upon a stylized lion with decorative saddles, the face with a serene expression. Light earthen patina. 200-400 AD (27" x 18")
Lapis Lazuli stone with a polished surface, depicting a head wearing a lotus shaped headdress. Egypto-Roman, 200 AD.
Carved wooden bust with the Ka symbol to the head, now missing. Wearing a nemes headdress, and chin beard. Traces of red and black. In Egyptian mythology, the ka, a spiritual double, was born with every man and lived on long after he died as long as it had a place to live. The Egyptians mummified their dead because they believed the ka lived within the body of the individual and therefore needed that body after death. If the body decomposed, their spiritual double would die and the deceased would lose their chance for eternal life. Ptolemaic. (9" x 9 ¼") 305-30 BC
Iron Hanuman, the monkey God and ardent devotee of Lord Sri Rama, worshipped by millions in India. Hanuman is the embodiment of devotion, dedication and strength. Devotees pray to Hanuman to remove the sufferings and also to fulfill their wishes. Depicted dressed in a flowing cape, a riding crop in hand, traces of gold gilding on the surface. Rust patina. 27" x 12" x 10". 1700's AD.
Polychrome horse, on a terracotta base. Covered in a heavy runny glaze in golden amber and tan. Light earthen patina. 1200-1300 AD (14 1/2" x 15")
Carved Hematite reclining horse, the symbol of prestige, wealth and status. Ptolemaic. 305-30 BC (3" x 3")
Carved sandstone seated male on a base wearing a headdress, his hands laid across his knees. Hieroglyphics around the surface including an ankh. 18th Dynasty. 1570-1342 BC (9 ¼" x 5" x 3")
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