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    Bell with Vajra Handle by Unknown

    7-3/4 (L) x 3-1/2 (Dia.) inches. Metal bell with a brass handle. The brass handle is composed of a half dorje surmounting the head of a lotus crowned wisdom deity (Yum or Mother) which sits on a lotus flower. The bronze bell has lotus petals on the dome, a band of conch shells with lotus flowers in them and a band of dorje around the rim. The inside has four lotus petals in the dome with some characters (possibly Om ah hum) and a long iron clapper attached to a ring with a piece of white cloth.

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    Hexagonal Ga’u by Unknown

    4-1/8 (L) x 3-3/4 (W) inches. Hexagonal silver G'au or reliquary box with a beaded rim and scrolling leaf filigree design on the lid which is fitted with three turquoise and four red glass beads, each bound with red leather. The back has a removable base plate made of tin stamped with English Lettering: "Stand and Fire." The cover fitted on one side with a long looped ring and a pointed bead on the other.

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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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    Tea Cup with Metal Cover and Stand by Unknown

    Teacup: 2-1/2 (H) x 3-1/2 (Dia); stand: 2-1/2 (H) x 4-1/8 (Dia); cover: 2-1/4 (H) x 3-3/8(Dia) in inches. The porcelain tea cup is decorated with five Buddhist lion dog puppies in yellow aubergine, blue and red. It sits into a footed silver repousse stand and is fitted with a stupa-design domed matching silver cover. The lotus shaped stand has the Eight sacred Buddhist symbols on a leaf scroll background and three lotus flowers on the high foot. The matching lid is toped with a jade bead. There is a illegible red mark on the base of the cup.

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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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    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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    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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    Silver Phurpa by Unknown

    4 (L) x 7/8 (W) inches. Sterling silver phurpa has three faces of a wrathful deity at the end followed by a dorji, the head of a makara and on the tripartite blade two nagas emerging from th mouth of the makara.

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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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    Kubera by Unknown

    12.6 inches high x 7 inches wide. Image of Hindu/Buddhist deity Kubera displaying the wealth-emitting mongoose in his left hand; copper; previous catalog number "157" on inside of base. Also known as Jambhala in Tibetan.

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    Siling Poba (Man's Drinking Bowl) by Unknown

    5 (Dia) x 2-3/8 (H) inches. Silver-lined wood burl man's drinking cup, with a high gadrooned silver foot.

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    Hand drum by Unknown

    23-1/4 (L) x 3-5/8 (Dia. of drum) inches. Double carved wood drum with stretched leather faces, a silver floral ban in the middle inlaid with six turquoise stones and two silver side loops with leather straps ending with wood beads. Decorated with a long macrame knotted red and yellow silk tassel which is attached to a woven silver chain wrapped in red fabric. (This small drum is played by shaking it rapidly so that the bead/clappers hit the drum faces.)

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Letter Seal by Unknown

    2 (L) x 1/2 (Dia.) inches. Conical silver seal with lotus flower final with a hole in it for a cord. Engraved with floral designs, the base with floral lappet and character in the center.

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    Linga and yoni - detail of yoni 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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