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    • Clasp (Netsuke) in likeness of Yurei

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    • Ivory netsuke depicting Yurei. Cream color with imperial yellow and some brown. A ghostly figure with long hair and womanly face with both hands together in front of her. She's coming out of the tombstone below her. On the bottom of the tombstone...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Yamantaka and Consort

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    • Yamantka (Conqueror of Death), one of the Eight Dharmapalas (Defenders of the Faith) is represented in the malevolent Bhairava form. Depicted in human form but with the head of a bull, his head is surrounded by a fiery halo (tejas) from which...
    • 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
    • Figure of Palden Lhamo

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    • Palden Lhamo in bronze and covered in gilt, astride a mule. In Buddhism, Lhamo is one of the Dharmapalas (wrathful deities and protectors of the faith) and the only female of the ""Eight Guardians of the Law."" She is considered to be a special...
    • Ivory carving of Han Hsiang-Tzu

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    • Ivory carving of Han Hsiang-Tzu, a Taoist Immortal who is patron of music and always carries a flute. Ink is used to detail the flute and highlight the object's hair and beard. The Eight Immortals are legendary Taoist persons with supernatural...
    • Nephrite jade buckle

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    • Rubies, emeralds, sapphires inset in gold on a jade buckle. Nephrite jade was first used in India during the time of the Mogul emperors who had access to it from their wide-spread Central Asia possessions. Gemstones have been indigenous to and used...
    • Figure of Kubera

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    • Seated Kubera holding a mongoose who spews pearls. Ritual gilt bronze inlaid with turquoise and ruby cabachons. On wooden stand.
    • Coral dancer in a long gown

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    • Coral figurine depicting female dancer with scarf on a wooden base. The figure is one of the handmaidens of Hsi Wang Mu, the Taoist Mother of the West, who lived in a palace in the K'un Lun mountains.
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Drum (Gendang rebana)

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    • This Gendang (a rope-tension drum) is a family heritage piece that dates from the first decade of the 20th century. It has a body made from thatch palm trunk (rumbia) with rattan for lacings. The drum-head is a goat skin. The Gendang drum is used...
    • Bronze with gild regnal Buddha

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    • Thisi Buddha follows the iconographic tradition of ""Regnal Buddhas"" in which the image of the Buddha is in royal attire. Each Chakri king, except Rama VIII who died before his consecration, had his own regnal image. Ours shows the figure seated...
    • White marble carving of seated Brahma

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    • Brahma is the Hindu god of sacrifice and worship and the first member of the triad of Brahma, Shiva, and Vishnu. He is the creator of the universe and is depicted with four additional heads and four arms. Each arm holds one of the following: a...

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