The Buddha Collection

Gilded Bronze Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara, Korea, Joseon Dynasty,16th Century

Gilded bronze image of Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara, the Goddess of Compassion, sitting on the back of a resting lion. The gentle face hides a slight smile on a rounded face adorned with a full crown and large earrings, while the right hand, missing several fingers, is raised to his shoulder.  The left hand, with palms facing upward, rests on his lap. 

11.25 inches tall

28.6 cm tall

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Jain Repousse Silver Astamangala Plaque, 19th Century or Earlier, East India

East Indian Jain repousse silver astamangala plaque, probably 19th century or earlier, the rectangular offering platform with the characteristic eight auspicious objects in two registers, including the bhdarasana (throne), fruit, matsya-yugma (pair of fish), blossom, swastika, lotus, kalasa (full vase), srivatsa (some wear), all within beaded edges and resting on four short supports.

6 inches

15.2 cm


Tibetan Silver and Copper Gau (Portable Traveling Shrine), 19th Century

Silver alloy mihrab Gau (portable shrine box), decorated in repousse on the cover with a pattern of abstract scrolls and the eight auspicious Buddhist emblems.   The back, sides, and side handles are copper. Also called a “gau,” these prayer boxes were used to hold protective amulets, personal deities, and written prayers. A strap or belt could be attached to the side handles when traveling.  19th century

2.63 x 1.9 inches

6.68 x 4.82 cm



Tibetan Gau (Portable Shrine Prayer Box), Copper, 19th Century

Exquisite copper Tibetan Gau with eight auspicious Buddhist emblems holding clay amulet image of the Buddha. These prayer boxes were used to hold protective amulets, personal deities, and written prayers. A strap or belt could be attached to the side handles when traveling.  19th century or earlier

4,5 x 3.25 inches

11.43 x 8/26 inches


Bronze Jain Tirthankara, Nepal, 19th Century

Standing bronze Tirthankara (fordmaker),

The followers of Jainism believe in a series of twenty-four tirthankaras, which means ‘ford-maker’ and refers to  individuals that allow their followers to cross over from suffering and pain to happiness and perfect knowledge. They are also called Jinas, or ‘conquerors’ because they have conquered and controlled their desires and attained a state of inner enlightenment.

This bronze standing Tirthankara, self-possessed with strong, wide shoulders and loose, long arms hanging almost to his knees, extended earlobes, and tight curls on the head possesses all standard features of Jain imagery. 19th century

11 inches

27.9 cm


Gilded Copper Alloy Vairochana, Tibet, 17th Century

Gilded copper alloy figure of Vairochana on a triangular double-lotus pedestal, his hands held in dharmachakra mudra, with downcast eyes and serene face and a central urna below an elaborate crown, his right shoulder adorned with a padma flower supporting a khadga.  Sealed.  Tibet, 17th century.  Losses to lotus flower from left shoulder and inlaid beads. Khadga is bent.

4.5 inches

11.4 cm


Gilded Copper Alloy Kubera, Tibet, 18th Century

Seated gilded copper alloy Kubera with painted hair and ear rings holding a mongoose spitting precious gems in his left hand.  A snake is wrapped around his neck and his torso while a victory banner wraps around his back, Tibet, 18th century.  Seal has been removed.

4.5 inches

11.4 cm


Gilded Seated Buddha in Royal Attire, Thailand, Rattanakosin Period

Gilded bronze seated Buddha in Royal attire, in Dhyana Mudra, signifying meditation, with both hands in his lap with palms upward and the right hand is on top of the left, seated in the half-lotus posture. Thailand, Ratanakosin Period, 19th century.

8.5 inches

21.5 cm


Copper Alloy Kubera on a Dragon, Tibet, 18th Century

Patinated copper alloy image of Kubera (also known as White Jambhala), the Hindu and Buddhist god of wealth, riding on the back of a dragon, both on a lotus base.  He is wearing a tiara and supports a victory banner that surrounds his head, while a mongoose sits in front of the dragon, spitting precious gems into a pile as the five-clawed dragon grabs precious gems with its clawed-feet.

8.5 inches tall

21.6 cm tall


Wooden Buddha, Luang Prabang Period, Laos, 18th century

Standing wooden Luang Prabang Buddha, “Calling for the Rain” Mudra, samabhanga with his hands held down to either side of his diaphanous sanghati with hem and center pleat secured with a belt, the defined face with a serene visage and downcast eyes, the small conical curls of his coiffure rising to a domed ushnisha and flaming cintamani, with gilt and colored lacquer, supported on a modern pedestal.  18th century

10.5 inches on base

26.7 cm


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