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    • Press-molded and painted pottery figure

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    • Press-molded and painted pottery figure. A standing figure with one arm resting on his stomach and the other down at his side. He wears a hat and a broad collared jacket, partially open, that falls to his knees. On his feet are tall boots. Dark...
    • Standing Buddha in royal attire

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    • A bronze statue of Bangkok style Buddha in royal attire with high usnisa (crown of the head) surmounted by a flame finial on top of his head. He stands on a four tier pedestal with the hand position of dispelling evil. Traces of gilt over black and...
    • Bronze figurine of seated deity

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    • A seated deity with beard. This probably depicts the Chinese deity Huan-tien Shang-ti, the Supreme Lord of the Dark Heaven. He rules over water and the northern quarter of the sky and is believed to drive away evil spirits. Huan-tien Shang-ti is...
    • Hayagriva (Garuda Form) and Consort

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    • A wrathful manifestation of winged Hayagriva (Horse-Necked One)with 2 heads, 4 arms, 4 legs, and ferocious eyes. In Hinduism he is considered an avatar of Vishnu and is worshipped as the God of Knowledge. A horse's head emerges from the flames...
    • Ivory carving of four legendary persons

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    • Ivory carving. The upper tier is of two sisters, Ch'ang O and Ch'ang Ei, who were banished to the moon after Ch'ang O stole the Elixer of immortality. She holds a hare which is associated with the moon. On the lower level, Wu Kang, an artist, is...
    • Ivory clamshell enfolding a mountain scene

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    • Ivory figurine depicting a mountain scene enclosed in a seashell with waterfall (on back of carving), possibly indicating cycle of life. The symbolic importance of the static feature of the mountain enclosed in the sea shell combined with the...
    • Figure of Padmasambhava

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    • Bronze sculpture of Padmasambhava, a Buddhist guru from India. A historical figure, he was brought to Tibet by King Thisong Detson about 770 C.E. to assist in the building of the Samye monestery and later participated in the translation of all...
    • Thangka of the Dharmapala Yamantaka

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    • Thangka of Dharmapala Yamantaka painted on cotton. A yellow silk overlay is attached at the top of the painting and covers the painting completely when unfurled. The designs on the overlay are red, green, and brown stylized flowers and circles...
    • Figure of Shou Xing

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    • Ivory carving of Shou Xing, the Taoist Stellar Deity who represents the God of Longevity. He carries a basket and a staff as his emblem. On wooden base
    • Ivory carving of Li T'ieh-Kuai

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    • Carved ivory figurine of Li T'ieh-Kuai, one of the Eight Taoist Immortals. He is depicted as a beggar leaning on an staff. Ink has been used to create the robe design, highlight the beard, moustache and the contents of the bag Li Tieh-Kuai is...
    • Thangka: Paradise of Sukhavati

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    • Painted thangka of Paradise of Sukhavati in white, yellow, gold, rose, pink, orange and shades of blue and green. All three borders are tapesty. The first has a background of red with blue and black woven designs. The second has a gold background...
    • Ivory carving of Zhongli Quan

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    • Ivory carving of Taoist Immortal, Zhongli Quan, holding a fan inscribed with 4 characters that loosely translate as ""pure breeze blows gently."" On wood base. Zhongli Quan is thought to have lived sometime during the Zhou Dynasty (1027-249 B.C.)....
    • Brush Holder

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    • Carved Ivory Brush Holder (a) depicts: --Man with long flowing hair is a god crossing a river by standing on leaves; --Seated man with bamboo fishing pole and line in hands is prime minister of Chou dynasty. One interpretation: He fishes with...
    • Thangka of Avalokitesvara

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    • Painting on canvas. A central, standing figure of eleven-headed Avalokitesvara with eight arms. Seven attending, seated deities. The five deities above the standing figure are of the five seated primordial Buddhas. A rustic type thangka mounted on...

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