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Jewelled Mahakala/Dai Hei Shen 大黑神 Bodhisattva Riding a Horse with Consecreation Seal - Gold Gilt Bronze, Ritual Colour, Rubies and Turquoise - Second half 20th century

Lot reference 29687975

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$232 Bidder 8931
09-11-2019 20:30:38
$199 Bidder 8931
09-11-2019 20:30:09

108mm. Good condition, see description

Object: Statue (More lots)
Material: Gilt bronze, Ruby stone, Turquoise
Period: Second half 20th century
Region/ Country of origin: Tibet
Title of artwork: Jewelled Small Mahakala Bodhisattva Riding a Horse - Gold Gilt Bronze, Ritual Colour, Rubies &
Condition: Good condition, see description
Dimensions: 70×108×20 mm

This is a beautiful, Jewelled, small, Gilt Bronze, Wrathful Mahakala Bodhisattva, riding a Horse. With sealed consecreation plate.

With Ritual Colour Remnants and precious and semi precious gemstones that I've reset.

Beneath the statue the original copper consecreation plate appears complete, untampered with, and unopened. Consecreation items should be present inside ( most likely prayer parchment or dedication and incense/herbs).

This is a wonderful piece for the collector, gift, altar, or an impressive interior design statement.

I've reset the empty jewellery settings with 26 quality, gemstones settings, using genuine Turquoise and Rubies ( I was a successful acclaimed Jewellery Designer in Soho, London in the 1990s).

Please see the photos for the condition of the statue before resetting the gems.

ALL GEMS:

1.5 mm Turquoise Cabochons x 8 ( Persian Natural Untreated. Mohs Hard Scale Rating: 5-6 )

1.30 mm Rubies x 18
( International Grade AAA. A being the highest, AAA lowest. African. Heat Treated. Total Carat of Rubies: 0.36 )

NO PLASTIC OR GLASS.

CONDITION: Good. Patina, oxidization, wear, small scratches, dents, loss of gold gilt, loss of ritual red hair colour/pigment, all usual for age, ritual use, and wear.

AGE: Second half 20th Century. Possibly earlier.

ORIGIN: Tibet.

PROVENANCE: From Antiques Dealer Mrs D.Dong, La Habra, California, USA. From a high end USA estate sell of Asian Antiques.

DIMENSIONS:

Length:70mm / 2.75 inch approximately

Width:20mm / 0.8 inch approximately

Height:108mm / 4.25 inch approximately


UNPACKED WEIGHT

315g / 0.7 lbs approximately

Carefully packaged and shipped tracked and signed.

I originally trained as a Sculptor then Photographer in the 1980s. In the 90s I had a successful career as a young jewellery Designer In London. I produced collections for Boules, Miss Selfridge, and the Designer outlet Jess James in Soho. With an active interest in Buddhism and Taoism since my teens, I've been collecting Buddhist and Oriental Art since 2003. I source these pieces directly from Dealers in the UK, USA, Europe, and Japan. I've been personally on buying trips to the Far East. I restore lost gems to those bronzes with empty settings, and restore wooden Japanese Antiques where pieces are lost or broken. Many of pieces end up in private collections, altars, and even Buddhist Retreats and Temples. I consider both my restorations, and my collecting, as a meditation within the Karma Yoga tradition.

Gb The Bodhisattva Emporium  top

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    As always very nice items.! Perfect wrapping and shipping. My compliments again for this excellent seller.! Namaste
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    A very nice object. Perfect wrapping and shipping. Just a very good and correct seller. Namaste.!
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    OK, bien reçu la statue est très belle ,bien emballée et merci beaucoup...
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    The item has been received, it is very beautiful, thank you
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  • Excellente transaction. Très bel article, très bien emballé, livraison très rapide. Je suis pleinement satisfaite.
    Je recommande vivement ce vendeur +++++

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  • Thank you for receiving very good !

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  • Good product and timely delivery

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    quick shipment, perfectly packed as allways. Thank you so much!
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    Nice object. Well packed
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    Beautiful Zushi box.Very good packaging and quick delivered,thanks
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    Well packed!
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    Zeer mooie boeddha .Zeer snel levering . dankjewel voor de goede verzending. Super ???
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  • everything perfect, very responsible seller

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    La statuette est ancienne et belle,conforme à la description du vendeur.
    Le colis est arrivé rapidement et en bon état.
    Ce vendeur est très sérieux.
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    Statuette très belle , très bien emballée, arrivée aujourd'hui. Merci beaucoup.
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    A wonderful object, well-packed and smoothly delivered. Nice contact.
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