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RESTING GILT LACQUERED BUDDHA STATUE

Aged Gold-faced buddha in Benevolent expression with pleasant eyes and lips, seated in padmasana with hands on lap,  gold exposed chest with Swastika symbol, gracefully draped red gown with red linings.

Dimensions:  High (108cm), Wide (78cm)

Background: Ming Dynasty, 1271-1644 AD

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Close-up Feet

ELEGANT SEATED GUAN YIN

Graceful expression seated in rajalilasana or ‘the posture of royal ease’, decorated crown on top of chignon, shawl draped over shoulders, casual dhoti falling gracefully around the legs, thin eyebrows, large dangling chain necklace across exposed chest, and long extended earlobes, traces of original paint over wood with normal stable cracks due to the significant age.

Dimensions:  High (126cm), Wide (100cm)

Background: Yuan-Ming Dynasty, 1279-1644 AD

Bodhisattva A
Bodhisattva A

Bodhisattva A
Bodhisattva A

Bodhisattva  B
Bodhisattva B

Bodhisattva A
Bodhisattva A

PAIR OF GIANT RUYI-HOLDING BODHISATTVA

Pair of Bodhisattva, one standing tall and the other one seated in 'Royal Ease'. Both heavily accessorized with beaded pearl necklace with diamond-shaped pointed end,  large neck pendent, elaborate crown, and holding a large 'Ruyi' or '如意'. The Ruyi symbolizes power, blessings, and good fortune.

Dimensions: High (200cm, 210cm), Wide (52cm, 65cm)

Background: Ming Dynasty, 1368-1644 AD

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GIANT STANDING BUDDHA

Giant standing Buddha with gilded full face in benevolent expression and ungilded curly throughout. Wearing a loose-fitting dhoti draped across body with both hands 'vitarka mudra'  or also known as the 'Gesture of Debate', a gesture that carries the meaning of wisdom, energy, knowledge, and enlightenment. It is most often used in Buddhist teaching towards the path of enlightenment and is closely associated with the transmission of the knowledge from the guru to the student. The circle formed with the index finger and the thumb signifies perfection - like there is no beginning or end. There is a constant flow of energy through the body and from the guru to the student. 

Dimensions:  High (230cm), Wide (58cm)

Background: Ming Dynasty, 1368-1644 AD

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Close-up Feet
Close-up Feet

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PAIR OF GIANT GILDED & UNGILDED KṢITIGARBHA '地藏王'

Dimensions:  High (200cm), Wide (100cm)

Background: Ming Dynasty, 1271-1644 AD

FIERCE GUAN YU

Sitting painted Guan Yu with red skin, stern expression and upward-slanted eyes and brows, masculine pose (left hand on lap, right raised with hand gesture), Dragon-themed armour , long facial hair.

Dimensions:  High (115cm), Wide (85cm)

Background: Yuan-Ming Dynasty, 1271-1644 AD

‘BUDDHA CROWN’ SEATED GUAN YIN

Finely carved black wooden Guan Yin sitting in lacquered mediating guanyin seated in Dhyana Mudra on top of thick base wearing decorated Buddha-paneled cap with long thin headband draped to shoulders and long flowing robe with beaded necklace.


Dimensions:  High (43cm), Wide (20cm)

Background: Song Dynasty, 960 – 1279 AD

‘LOTUS CUP-HOLDING’ BUDDHA

Large standing Buddha with cheerful expression of smiling eyes, brows, and mouth. Wearing a long single sided gown covering left side,swastika on the center of right exposed chest, Right arm resting beside waist with palms exposed, left arm raised holding a decorated lotus cup.


Dimensions:  High (92cm), Wide (32cm)

Background: Ming Dynasty, 1271-1644 AD

‘RED FACE’ WOODEN BUDDHA

Seated Buddha with raised left hand in Prana mudra, right hand resting on top of lap, wearing dangling black gown with red trimmings and ribbon under chest, traces of dark red paintings across body.    

Dimensions:  High (64cm), Wide (38cm)

Background: Ming Dynasty, 1271-1644 AD

DRUM KIT FOR THE AFTERLIFE

Pair of lacquered Black Bird and Guardian Animal with a now-missing bird head, drum and stand. The drum kit is buried with the deceased to protect and entertain them in their afterlife. Traces of detailed red paint sketched throughout the animals to add more ‘life’.

Dimensions:  High (50cm, 37cm), Wide (80cm,80cm)

Background: Han Dynasty,  206 BC – 220 AD

Foo Dog 1
Foo Dog 1

Foo Dog 2
Foo Dog 2

Foo Dog 1
Foo Dog 1

PAIR OF MYTHICAL FOO DOG WALL DECORATION

Foo dogs are often found in front of palaces or temples and is a natural symbol of peace and good luck. Gilt painted wooden foo dogs in full gold body with large thick nose and wide nostrils, head tilted to the side to mirror each other, clawed paws, and open mouth with red lips, wavy textured whiskers, beard, and bushy tail. 

Dimensions:  High (35cm), Wide (50cm)

Background: Ming Dynasty, 1271-1644 AD

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PAINTED PANEL – LIFE INSIDE THE PALACE

A collection of 12 wooden panels finely painted with daily life inside the Emperors palace. Fine gold sketches on black background with detail-crafted figures on red and gold painted wood.

Dimensions:  High (250cm), Wide (41cm)

Background: Tang Dynasty, 618-907 AD

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