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  • Thumbnail for Water Pot to Feed the Hungry Ghosts
    Water Pot to Feed the Hungry Ghosts by Unknown

    Basin (b): 9-5/8 (Dia.) x 2-3/4 (H); stand(a): 9-3/4 (H) x 7-3/8 (Dia.); pot (c): 4-1/8 (H) x 6-7/8 (Dia.) plus spout; dish (d): 5 (Dia.) x 3/4 (H) in inches. Silver- a) Water Pot - Round covered silver pot with applied spout and side ring handle, engraved with scrolling peony design and applied Buddhist emblems. The flat, stepped lid has a scene in the enter of a seated monk holding rosary beads and performing the "Feeding the Hungry Ghost" ceremony. It is framed by a circle of Taoist Immortal symbols with leaf scrolls on the sloping sides and applied Buddhist symbols. On the base are four unidentified stamped marks around a center indented hole. b) Dish - Flat silver dish with double silver thread around the flaring rim. In the center is set a small turquoise bead. c) Stand - Folding hinged silver stand in the form of the Chinese character SHOU, long life. d) Basin - Silver Bowl engraved with floral designs around the exterior and eight applied Buddhist symbols attached with rivets to the inside and one ring handle on the side.The bottom engraved with The Four Friends: an elephant with a monkey, hare and partridge on his back. It has the same stamped marks ont the bottom as the water pot.

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    Amitayus Thangka by Unknown

    46 (L) x 26-1/2 (W) inches. Painting on cloth in U-Tri central Tibetan style. Amitayus, the Buddha of Eternal Life, is seated in the center on a lotus throne between a peony and a peach tree. Adorned with jewelry, he wears a gold crown on his head and blue scarves draped over his shoulders. He holds the Vase of Eternal Life in his hands. Above him, left to right, are Avalokiteshvara, Tsongkhapa, and a Akshobhya Buddha Yab Yum. Below are the White Tara i the left corner and Usnishavijaya in the right. On the reverse are eight red in mantric inscriptions: Om ah hum. Mounted as a scroll with red and yellow floral silk brocade frames on blue floral silk brocade with a painted yellow and green and red silk dust covers and ornate repousse silk lotus design scroll ends.

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    Linga and yoni by Unknown

    The linga is 23 cm h x 16 cm wide, and the yoni is 15 cm wide. The linga and yoni represent the male and female sex reunited. The linga represents the divine phallus of Shiva and stands erect from the yoni. Stone, possibly marble.

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    Phurpa by Unknown

    8-1/8 (L) x 7/8 (W) inches. This cast brass phurpa has three faces of wrathful deity at the end followed by a hexagonal knot, a double lotus flower grip, another knot, and head of a makara holding the tripartite iron blade with gilded nagas emerging from the mouth of the makara.

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    Padmasambhava Guru Rimpoche by Unknown

    4 inches (H) x 1-1/4 (D) x 2-1/2 (W)Figure, bronze with traces of pigment, seated Buddha, sealed base.

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    Shakyamuni Buddha and Attendants - Thangka by Unknown

    38 (L) x 23-1/2 (W) inches. Ink and color on cloth. Shakyamuni, the Historical Buddha is seated in the center on a lotus throne. His blue and gold radiant halo is framed by billowing clouds and flanked by a landscape. He holds a bowl of peaches in his left hand with his right i the earth witness mudra and wears a red and yellow robe. Above him, left to right, are Lozang Kalzang (7th Dalai Lama), Bajradhara, Amitayus; Buddha Akshoba, three-faced Savavid and Rajapani. He is flanked by two Mahassiddas on asses above two sacred elephants. In front of the throne are two disciples and below is Jambhala, Mahasuvarna Vaishravana and Black Jambhala (the Three gods of wealth). On the reverse are eleven red ink mantric inscriptions: Om ah hum. Mounted as a scroll with red and yellow silk frames on dark blue silk with a faded red silk dust cover and plain silver scroll ends.

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    Offering Pitcher with Feathers by Unknown

    Pitcher: 4-3/8 (H) x 1-7/8 (dia); feather top: 14-1/2 (L) x 3-1/4 (W) inches. Brass vase-shaped Bumpa or offering pitcher with a flat lozenge design pierced overhanging rim and a high matched pierced foot with a long tapering spout. A long copper stopper fitted with peacock feathers and a grass filler sits into the top of the pitcher and functions as a sprinkler for the consecrated water.

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    Tara by Unknown

    26 inches high by 10.8 inches wide. Image of the Buddhist goddess Tara seated on a double lotus; traces of polychrome paint & furnished w/ elaborate earrings, necklace & bracelet of repousee copper; arrested termite damage most notably on hands and base; previous catalog number "484" on bottom of base.

  • Thumbnail for Linga and yoni - detail of linga
    Linga and yoni - detail of linga by Unknown

    The linga and yoni represent the male and female sex reunited. The linga represents the divine phallus of Shiva and stands erect from the yoni. Stone, possibly marble.

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    Round Ga’u by Unknown

    4-1/8 (L) x 3 (W) inches. Round silver G'au or reliquary box with beaded rim and scrolling leaf filigree design on the lid with a single coral bead in the middle. The back has a removable base plate made of copper. The cover fitted on one side with a long looped ring and a pointed bead on the other.

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    Letter Seal by Unknown

    2 (L) x 1/2 (Dia.) inches. Conical iron seal with a rattle inside and a lotus flower finial with a hole in it for a cord. Reticulated and engraved floral design, the vase with calligraphic design.

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  • Thumbnail for Siling Poba (Man's Drinking Bowl)
    Siling Poba (Man's Drinking Bowl) by Unknown

    2-1/8 (H) x 4-3/4 (Dia.) inches. Silver -lined wood burl man's drinking cup, with silver repousse floral capped foot with Eight Chinese Taoist Immortal symbols.

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    Shiva in His Yabyum with his Sakti by Unknown

    Bronze; 6-1/2 inches (H) x 2 (D) x 3 (W).

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    Chen Rizig (Avalokitesvara)

    7-3/4 inches (H) x 2-1/2 (D) x 2-1/2 (W). Figure, gilt bronze, Lokesawa, standing Buddha.

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    Padmasambhava Thangka

    47-3/4 (L) x 29 (W) inches. Padmasambhava, a follower of Vajrayana Buddhism is credited with subduing and incorporating the native Tibetan Tsug religious deities into the Buddhist pantheon and founder of the Nyingmapa sect. Padmasambhava as Gurau Rimpoche (the Precious Teacher) is seated in the center on a lotus throne, surrounded by other manifestations of himself, mahasiddas and other deities. He is dressed in layered yellow, green blue and red voluminous robes and wears his red and gold peaked mitre hat topped with a golden dorje or ritual staff, against his left shoulder and in his raised right hand he holds a dorje. On either side of him are consorts, Mandarawa and Yeshetsogyal. Above, from left to right are Vajrahana and his consort in YabYum, Vajrapani, Amitabha, and two Mahasiddas; followed by unidentified figure, Mahakara Yab Yum, Chenrezi, Dakini and Lodan Chrogsre; Nyma Ozer and Shakyasengge. Below him are an unidentified protective deity Guru Sengge, Lion-head Dakini and Dorje Drolo; Rahu, Begtse, an unidentified Dam Chen guardian; Dorje Legspa on a snow lion in the left corner, a group of heavenly musicians and Tsering Ma on a snow lion in the right corner. On the reverse are two mantric inscriptions: Om ah hum and a dedication in black ink. Mounted as a scroll with red and yellow silk brocade frames on green brocade with painted yellow and red silk dust cover and plain silver scroll ends.

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    Wheel of Life Thangka by Unknown

    64 (L) x 39 (W) inches. Yama, the Lord of Death holds the Wheel of Life in his mouth and claws. A three-eyed growling bear-like creature with fangs, clawed hands and feet, he wears blue floral wrist and ankle bracelets, a tiger skin loin cloth and a five-skull crown. The Wheel he holds symbolizes the endless cycle of rebirth. In the center are the Three Poisons: the Snake carried by the Pigeon attacking the Pig. The Six Conditions of rebirth are depicted i the body of the Wheel and the Twelve Causes of rebirth are on the rim of the Wheel. Mounted as a scroll with orange and turquoise silk frames on purple silk brocade with a green and red silk dust covers and plain silver scroll ends.

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    Double - Ended Vajra by Unknown

    5 (L) x 1-5/8 (W) inches. Brass dorje with two openwork pronged ends composed of makara heads (composite aquatic and semi-aquatic creatures) with their tongues protruding, resting on a lotus flower with a plain bulge in the center where the dorje is to be held. The latter separated by rows of narrow beading.

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    Tara by Unknown

    9.4 high x 7.7 inches wide. Image of Buddhist deity Tara; gilt copper & inscribed & dated in Newari: "In memory of two died in the family of Purne, this was made in the Newar era 817 (AD 1697)." Previous catalog number "357" on inside of base.

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    Small hand cymbal and wooden mallet by Unknown

    18-1/8 (L) x 2-3/4 (Cir. Of cymbal) inches. White bell metal with a long wood clapper attached by a twisted rope. (Played during ritual feeding of the ghosts).

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    Seated Buddha by Unknown

    6 inches (H) x 3-3/4 (W) x 2-1/2 (Depth).

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    Amitabha Buddha (O-pa-me) Thangka

    64 (L) x 34-1/2 (W) inches. Painting on cloth in U-Tri or central Tibetan style. Amitabha, the Buddha of Infinite Light , is seated in the center with crossed legs on a lotus throne presiding over his Paradise with multicolored halos and his palace behind him. He wears a red and yellow drape over his green robe and holds a bowl with three peaches. In the left corner is Avalokiteshvara and upper right corner is Padmasambhava. Below him within the palace walls are the Eight Bodhisattvas with an extra devotee and musician attendants. In the lower corners are two monks seated on lotus flowers. On the reverse are eleven red ink mantric inscriptions; Om ah hum. Mounted as a scroll with red silk brocade frame on orange dragon brocade with four brass scroll ends and no dust covers.

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    Butter Lamp by Unknown

    7-1/2 inches (Dia.) x 3-3/8 (H). Silver butter lamp with removable lid. The large cup divided into two registers by ribbed banding. The upper register, below the flaring rim, is engraved with the Eight sacred Buddhist Symbols and the lower register with lotus flowers alternating with offering bowls. The cup sits on a high pedestal base consisting of a scrolling lotus and SHOU medallion bead above an elongated lotus petal base with two rows of lotus petals above a plain cone foot finished with a stylized vegetable design at the bottom. The plain lid has three coin cut-outs and is fitted with a small silver hat shield which is attached to the open center rim hole and has thin silver tube for the wick.