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9120. A FINE HAN DYNASTY BELT HOOK, 207 BC - 220 AD. The body cast in the form of a scorpion. 2.4 inches. A rare and unusual type. In custom Chinese box. $1350 estimate.
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9121. 5 HAN DYNASTY BELT HOOKS, 207 BC - 220 AD. To 2.6 inches. A couple with chips. $250 estimate.
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9122. A LARGE TAOIST STONE CEREMONIAL BLADE. Ming Dynasty, 1368-1644, possiby earlier. The blade carved with side ridges and Tao Tieh mask on both sides, a mounting hole drilled through the neck. 2.5 x 9.5 inches. Carved of purple gray stone possibly serpentine. Excellent example with wear and a couple of tiny age chips. Rare. $2750 estimate.
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9123. A FINE CH'IEN LUNG PORCELAIN VASE, 1736-1795. The vase of elegant form painted with a court maiden under a pine tree opening a box to reveal her lucky pet bat inside, four Chinese characters in black on the reverse. 3.5 x 8.5 inches. Very fine painting with vibrant color and choice condition. Ch'ien Lung seal on base in red. $1750 estimate.
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9124. A VERY FINE CHINESE JADE CARVING, ca. 18th century. The openwork carving of high quality white mutton fat jade with a lucky symbol on the flat bottom side, two entwined tigers whose tongues meet over a lotus pad on the curved top. 1 x 1.6 x 2.5 inches. Choice quality and condition. Rare. $1750 estimate.
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9125. A FINE CHINESE JADE ARCHER'S RING, ca. 19th century or possibly earlier. The ring of light coffee colored lustrous stone masterfully carved with eight horses in a mountain landscape, all in wonderfully lifelike animated poses. 0.9 x 1.1 inches. In embroidered silk pouch. Rare this nice. $3750 estimate.
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9126. A CHOICE 'BLANC DE CHINE' MAIDEN, ca. early 20th century. Very finely modeled maiden, perhaps a concubine wearing long robes bound with silk and jade ties, and holding a fan, her long hair reaching down over her hips on the reverse, her head lowered in respect. 9.5 inches. 46 and a single character inscribed in the interior. Exceptionally well done shy but sensuous expression on her beautiful features. Choice intact condition. $1750 estimate.
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9127. A HUGE CHINESE IVORY FIGURE, ca. mid 20th century. The figure carved from the larger half of a tusk with a finely modeled ancient Chinese warrior with wonderful style and meticulous detail. 28 inches, 16 lbs. Choice condition except for tiny tip of staff and tips of two banners. Signed on the bottom. On custom two tiered carved hardwood stand. Very rare and no longer being made. $4750 estimate.
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9128. A CHOICE CHINESE IVORY WARRIOR, ca. mid 20th century. The figure of wonderful style and meticulous detail. 7.75 inches. Choice intact condition. On silver inlaid custom rosewood stand. $5000 estimate.
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9129. A CARVED CHINESE IVORY 'BUDDHA', ca. mid 20th century. The corpulent figure of the Chinese god of happiness seated with one leg raised on custom stand. 2 inches. Excellent condition. $1350 estimate.
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9130. A CHOICE JAPANESE IVORY FIGURE, ca. late 19th, early 20th century. The wonderful polychromed figure of a yukata clad man holding a fan and a birdcage with door that opens to reveal a songbird inside. 12.75 inches. Signature carved on the bottom of one sandal. Rendered in the finest style from the face which is filled with an expression of serene joy to the minute carefully incised details which hold the polychrome. On curled rosewood base. $6500 estimate.
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9131. A SUPERB JAPANESE IVORY CARVING, ca. 19th century. The ivory sphere finely carved with a young prince among five masters or immortals and a dragon and foo lion, no doubt illustrating a scene from Japanese legend. 2.5 inches diameter. Wonderful composition and workmanship. Well aged golden patina. Signed. $5000 estimate.
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9132. A CHOICE JAPANESE IVORY NETSUKE, ca. early 20th century. The ivory netsuke carved with all twelve animals of the oriental zodiac. 1 x 1.25 x 1.5 inches. A masterpiece of composition and execution. Signed near the suspension hole. $3500 estimate.
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9133. A FINE SAMURAI SHORT SWORD, ca. 19th century or before. The tsuba with twin lotus leaves its retainer silver, the scabbard laquered wood, the small knife signed on the blade, the brass handle with mixed metal scene of two children watching a butterfly in copper and gold, the handle wrapped with sharkskin, the ornaments within the wraps Foo Lions of bronze and gold. 20.5 inches. One wrap strand torn, otherwise nice condition. Rare. $15,000 estimate.
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9134. A CHOICE JAPANESE MIXED METAL PILL BOX, ca. late 19th-early 20th century. The silver case engraved with chrysanthemums and signed Toshimasu, the top with a superb mixed metal relief of a Samurai carrying an Oni (demon) on his back, the full moon over a stream before him, the relief of bronze with gold and silver inlay. 1 x 1.8 inches. A superb masterwork of the finest Japanese craftsmanship. $4500 estimate.
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9135. A CHOICE JAPANESE SILVER CIGAR CASE, ca. late 19th-early 20th century. The case with compartments for three cigars, the whole decorated with sea creatures on the front, a carp in a flower and bamboo edged pool on the revers, all done in superb repousse work, the clasp with hand formed spring. 2.75 x 5.2 inches. A masterpiece of fine Japanese art. $3500 estimate.
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9136. A FINE JAPANESE BRASS MATCH CASE, ca. late 19th-early 20th century. The case in the form of dragon holding a ball, the case hinged to open at the dragon's mouth. 1.5 x 3 inches. A splendid example of fine Japanese craftsmanship. $2750 estimate.
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9137. AN INDUS VALLEY ROCK CRYSTAL AMULET, ca. 3rd-2nd millennium BC. The crystal carved in the form of an animal, perhaps a bird. 1.75 inches. Excellent condition, better than photo. $450 estimate.
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9138. AN INDUS VALLEY SCHIST AMULET, ca. 3rd-2nd millennium BC. The gray stone carved in the form of a bird. 2.35 inches. Excellent condition. $450 estimate.
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9139. A GANDHARAN GREEN SHIST BUDDHAPADA FREIZE WITH FOOTPRINTS OF BUDDHA, ca. 1st-2nd century AD. The freize of square form, carved in sunken relief with the footprints of Buddha, a stylized lotus incised on the soles, and the character 'Om' in each toe impression. 10 x 12.5 inches, 17 lbs. Before actual representations of Buddha were made, auspicious symbols, such as the wheel, bodhi tree, stupa, and footprints such as these were worshipped in their place. Footprints symbolize not only the physical presence of Buddha, but also his spiritual domination. Immediately after his birth Buddha took seven steps over the earth, thus indicating his divine nature. Cf. Pal, Light of Asia, p. 135, no. 67. See also Sotheby's, Indian and Southeast Asian Art, 3/20/97 lot 36 for a nearly indentical (unbroken) example which sold for $51,750. Very rare. On custom stand. $9500 estimate.
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9140. A SUPERB GANDHARAN STUCCO BUDDHA, ca. 2nd-3rd century AD. The Buddha seated in meditation posture wearing long robes. 8.4 x 9 inches. Of the finest style with wonderful detailing. Stable lines, the back flat where originally attached. On custom stand. $2500 estimate.
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9141. A SUPERB GANDHARAN STUCCO BUDDHA, ca. 2nd-3rd century AD. The Buddha seated in meditation posture wearing long robes. 7.25 x 7.25 inches. Of the finest style with wonderful detailing. Chip to hands, stable lines, the back flat where originally attached. On custom stand. $2500 estimate.
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9142. A CHOICE KHMER BRONZE GODDESS, ca. 16th century. The goddess with 20 smaller arms issuing from her upper arms and wearing a loincloth dancing on two prostrate demons, and wearing a two tiered headdress bearing multiple heads, a mounting tenon on the base. 7 inches. Choice detail, style and condition with choice characteristic apple green Khmer patina. Very rare. $7500 estimate.
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9143. A SUPERB BALINESE WOOD CARVING, ca. early-mid 20th century. The bust of a lady wearing a large multi-tiered headdress. 7.5 x 15.5 inches. Choice flawless condition. A masterpiece of wood carving which would compare favorably with those of any age. Infinitely superior to the usual Balinese examples. $6500 estimate.
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9144. A CHOICE SELJUK BRONZE FELINE, ca. 12th-14th century AD. The geometric feline with alert posture emphasized by large erect ears. 2.25 x 2.25 inches. A wonderful example in choice condition. Very rare. $2500 estimate.
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9145. A CHINESE NEOLITHIC VESSEL, Gansu Yangshao, ca. 2500 BC. The two handled pot with black geometric zoomorphic and net designs on the upper half. Paint generally better quality than usual and a scarce example with zoomorphic motifs. 14 x 14 inches. $1750 estimate.
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9146. A CHINESE NEOLITHIC VESSEL, Gansu Yangshao, ca. 2500 BC. The two handled pot with black circular net motifs on the upper half, small loop handles low on the sides. 10 x 11 inches. Intact. $1250 estimate.
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9147. A CHINESE NEOLITHIC VESSEL, Gansu Yangshao, ca. 2500 BC. The two handled pot with rhomboid motifs on the upper half, a small zoomorphic head projecting with painted eyes and mouth. 4 x 4.5 inches. Rare type. $450 estimate.
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9148. A CHINESE NEOLITHIC VESSEL, Gansu Yangshao, ca. 2500 BC. The two handled pot with lentoid motifs on the upper half. 3.75 x 4.25 inches. $450 estimate.
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9149. AN EASTERN HAN TEXTURED JAR, ca. 1-220 AD. The hard-fired grayware jar with finely textured net design around the body. 5 x 8.25 inches. Excellent example. $1250 estimate.
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9150. AN EASTERN HAN TEXTURED JAR, ca. 1-220 AD. The hard-fired grayware jar with finely textured net design around the body. 4.75 x 8 inches. Excellent example. $1250 estimate.
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9151. A SONG DYNASTY GLAZED JAR, 960-1259. The jar with molded lid in the form of a tiled roof with ornate ridge ornamentation, a fine transparent glaze over the white clay body. 3.7 x 4.7 inches. Excellent condition. $750 estimate.
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9152. A CHOICE LARGE CHINESE 'MUD FIGURE', ca. mid 20th century. The fantastic figure of a large wild man or forest spirit seated on a rock. Every detail from his moveable bracelets to his horns and individual claw-like finger and toe nails rendered in wonderful life-like detail. 12.5 x 15 x 19 inches. 29 lbs. Choice intact condition. Easily the finest of the type I've carried. Signed on back. $3500 estimate.
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9153. A MUSEUM QUALITY LARGE CHINESE STONE CARVING, ca. 19th or early 20th century. Finely carved variegated red stone scene with an adult water buffalo and three young riden by three little Chinese boys one of whom plays a flute. 10.5 x 12 x 16 inches. 45 lbs. A wonderful composition rendered with the utmost delicacy showing a great tenderness between the large water buffalo and the young and the gentle trust existing between the massive beasts and the tiny boys. Signed. A masterpiece of Chinese stone carving and worthy of the finest collection. On custom wood stand. $17,500 estimate.
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9154. A LARGE AND FINE CHINESE PORCELAIN GODDESS, ca. early 20th century. The large polychrome goddess standing with a dragon and goldfish at her feet, a beautiful smile of compassion on her lovely face, her hand raised in a blessing. 17 x 38.5 inches. In choice intact condition with all the fragile protruberances intact save one which has a minute flake missing. Needs washing as it has some soot from years in a temple. Special shipping required. $9500 estimate.
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9155. A SIGNED CHINESE IVORY CARVING, ca. 19th-early 20th century. The carving with female musicians/dancers. 7 inches high. Age cracks otherwise intact. On custom wood base. $1750 estimate.
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9156. A FINELY CARVED JAPANESE IVORY. 19th century. Representing a Japanese folk tale with the hero beseiged by 9 monkeys. 7 inches. Several small losses to protruding details. Wonderful style and composition. Old ivory patina. Signed on the base. Provenance: Ex. Robert Lang collection. Robert Lang of Rye, NY (1909-1997) was born one hundred years after Abraham Lincoln. He made a fortune on Wall Street. He spent it on his mansion in Rye, New York and on his vast collection of hundreds of thousands of items which he purchased over a 40 year period ranging from African art to Asian art, and candlesticks to vintage cars. Recently his eclectic estate was dispersed. A valuable collection of antique vehicles was given to the Owls Head Transportation Museum in Maine, an institution of which he had been a founding member. The rest of his collection was sold in a series of two and three day auctions in New England. Some highlights include a copy of the declaration of Independence which he had owned sold for $415,000, an African bronze brought over $225,000, and an African Congo fetish brought over $200,000! By Dave Kenny, Maine Antique Digest $4500 estimate.
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9157. A PAIR OF FINE JAPANESE DOUBLE GOURD VASES, ca. early 20th century. The matching pair decorated with beautiful scenes of birds and flowering cherries in natural settings, the necks with gilded molding. 21.5 inches. Excellent condition. $3500 estimate.
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9158. A SUPERB LARGE JAPANESE CLOISONNE FLOOR VASE, ca. early 20th century. The vase beautifully decorated with finely enameled hawk and sparrows on one side, pheasants on the other, the two sides portraying Autumn and Spring with the appropriate flowers in bloom, a white and a gray dragon around the neck. 36 inches. Rare this large and fine. $8500 estimate.
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9159. A FINE JAPANESE PORCELAIN VASE, ca. mid 20th century. The vase with fine painted iris in green and gold. 7 x 7.5 inches. Signed on bottom. Of very fine quality. $2500 estimate.
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9160. A CHOICE KHMER TERRACOTTA HEAD OF A BUDDHA. Ankor Wat style, Ankor Thom Period, ca. 12th-13th century AD. 4 x 5 x 7 inches. Surface crack on right cheek and a few curls missing from the hair. The head of exquisite style and with choice detail. Very rare this nice. On custom stand. $12,500 estimate.
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9161. A CHOICE KHMER TERRACOTTA HEAD OF A BUDDHA. Ankor Wat style, Ankor Thom Period, ca. 12th-13th century AD. 3.5 x 4.25 x 7 inches. Excellent condition. The head of exquiste style and with choice detail. Very rare this nice. On custom stand. $12,500 estimate.
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9162. A LARGE SOUTHEAST ASIAN MARBLE BUDDHA, ca. 14th-18th century. The carved marble Buddha with a beautiful serene expression standing with right hand to breast, the left holding the hem of his flowing robes. 32 inches, 38 inches on custom wooden stand. Repair at neck. Very rare. $17,500 estimate.
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9163. A LIFE SIZE THAI SANDSTONE HEAD OF AYUTHIA. Lopburi style, ca. 17th century. the Buddhist head with serene face with eyes closed in enlightened meditation. 7 x 7 x12 inches. 26 lbs. Chip to nose reattached. Rare. On custom stand. $6500 estimate.
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9164. A SUPERB JAVANESE TERRACOTTA HEAD, ca. 10th century AD. The head of a diety with wonderful style and choice condition with high hairpiece flowing to the right. 4 x 4.5 x 4.5 inches. Intact. Very rare this nice. On custom stand. $3500 estimate.
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9165. A FINE INDUS VALLEY FERTILITY GODDESS, ca. 3rd-2nd millennium BC. The gray terracotta goddess with outstretched arms and ornate headdress and necklace, nude except for a strapped ornament falling over her ample breasts to pubic area. 4.75 by 6.25 inches. Extremely rare with excellent detail and the finest example we've carried. On custom stand. $3500 estimate.
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9166. AN INDUS VALLEY FROG HANDLE, ca. 3rdľ2nd millennium BC. The handle with the head of a frog with applied eyes and pressed mouth, remains of paint on the back. 3.75 inches. Scarce. Free standing. $450 estimate.
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9167. AN INDUS VALLEY TORSO, HALF ANIMAL-HALF WOMAN, ca. 3rdľ2nd millennium BC. With pressed mouth, standing erect with the head of an animal and human breasts. 1.9 x 2.4 inches. Rare type. Better than photo. $350 estimate.
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9168. AN INDUS VALLEY FERTILITY FIGURE, ca. 3rdľ2nd millennium BC. Seated male figure with applied eyes and mouth and outstretched arms. 2.8 inches. An especially expressive figure full of life. Rare. Free standing. Better than photo. $450 estimate.
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9169. AN INDUS VALLEY TORSO OF A FERTILITY GODDESS, ca. 3rdľ2nd millennium BC. With applied eyes and mouth and outstretched arms, long braid of hair down back of head. 1.7 x 2.2 inches. Ancient cleanable soil deposits. Scarce. Free standing. $450 estimate.
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9170. A RARE GANDHARA TERRACOTTA POT, ca. 2nd-3rd century AD. The pot with an unusual pattern of black painted designs over red. 5.5 x 6.25 inches. In two sections with a fairly clean horizontal break. Gandharan pottery is rarely available on the market. $375 estimate.
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9171. A RARE INTACT GHANDHARAN SHIST COSMETIC PALLET, ca. 2nd-3rd century AD. The stone pallet in the form of a lotus blossom with carved detail both sides, the top with chambers to hold cosmetics, a diety in the fifth. 6.2 inches diameter. A couple of small chips to rim, otherwise intact and very rare. $3750 estimate.
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9172. A GHANDHARAN SHIST FRIEZE SECTION, ca. 2nd-3rd century AD. The stone frieze section with bearded religious sage with a devotee making an offering to him and torsos of two dieties above. 6 x 10 inches. $3750 estimate.
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9173. A GHANDHARAN SHIST FRIEZE SECTION, ca. 2nd-3rd century AD. The stone frieze section with six figures engaged in various activities within a temple portico. 4 x 15.5 inches. Free standing. $3750 estimate.
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9174. A GHANDHARAN SHIST FRIEZE SECTION, ca. 2nd-3rd century AD. The stone frieze section with the Moon God seated in an alcove wearing a crescent crown. 5 x 10 inches. Rare depiction. $1750 estimate.
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9175. A GHANDHARAN SHIST FRIEZE SECTION, ca. 2nd-3rd century AD. The stone frieze section with an ample breasted woman dancing at the left, a bare chested god to the right and a supplicant bowing low before him. 7 x 7.5 inches. The whole with exceptionally fine carving. $4750 estimate.
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9176. A GHANDHARAN SHIST FRIEZE SECTION, ca. 2nd-3rd century AD. The stone frieze section with a nude suplicant at the feet of three partial robed figures. 5 x 10.5 inches. Free standing. Finely carved. $1750 estimate.
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9177. A GHANDHARAN SHIST FRIEZE SECTION, ca. 2nd-3rd century AD. The stone frieze section with the figure of Atlas with his hand raised to support the world. Rare type. 7 x 7.5 inches. $1750 estimate.
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9178. A GHANDHARAN SHIST FRIEZE SECTION, ca. 2nd-3rd century AD. The stone frieze section with a carved floral scroll, attachment tenons either end. 4 x 11.5 inches. A choice complete intact example. Free standing. $2750 estimate.
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9179. A FINE GUPTA FIGURAL SHARD, ca. 4th-5th century AD. The shard from the rim of a bowl with two finely executed male heads in profile. 2.7 x 4 inches. Choice style and detail. Extremely rare. $2500 estimate.
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9180. AN INDIAN RED SANDSTONE FRIEZE FRAGMENT. Mathura, Kushan style, ca. 9th century AD. With the nicely carved upper body of a boddhisattva leaning against the pillar of a temple. 3 x 4.5 x 7.5 inches. Nice intact detail. Scarce. On custom stand. $3500 estimate.
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9181. AN EARLY INDIAN RED SANDSTONE HEAD OF A BODHISATTVA. Kushan style, ca. 12-13th century. The head with a blissful smile, wearing an ornate headdress with halo behind. 4 x 4.75 x 9 inches. Excellent detail and style. On custom stand. $4500 estimate.
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9182. A LARGER EARLY PERSIAN BOWL, ca. 12th-13th century AD. The bowl with brown and green fishes on a chartreuse ground, a band of incised sgraffiato curlicue designs under brown glaze around the rim. 3.3 x 8 inches. Repaired from shards with small plaster fills. Ex. Christie's with Christie's tag on bottom. Scarce. $2500 estimate.
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