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Samurai Armour

Samurai Armour

Early 19th century suit of Samurai armour of lacquered metal, silk with copper teeth and horsehair moustache...

Hars

Hars

Garland in gilt and silver tinsel, with coloured silks, central plaques of various shapes embroidered with coats of arms floral dseign...

JAPANESE KIMONO

JAPANESE KIMONO

Silk has always been regarded as a beautiful and luxurious fabric. This cream silk kimono, lined with scarlet and beautifully embroidered with scarlet...

MASK - SRI LANKA

MASK - SRI LANKA

Sri Lankan mask...

"The Goddess of Doorga"

"The Goddess of Doorga"

In centre a four armed figure seated on the back of a lion, which is standing on an elephant; a female figure each side; background blue The original...

PUZZLE BALL

PUZZLE BALL

Ivory and wood puzzle ball. This ball is a fine example of the skill of the Chinese ivory carver. It contains nineteen concentric carved balls, making...

Statuette of Chinese Goddess Kuan Yin

Statuette of Chinese Goddess Kuan Yin

Bronze statuette of the Chinese goddess Kuan Yin, which was originally covered in lacquered gold leaf. In Buddhist belief, most people are reincarnate...

Idol : Buddha

Idol : Buddha

Idol : Buddha...

Shrine

Shrine

Upper portion gold with four triangular lugs, ornamented with rope cloisons and thickly studded with polished turquoise forming conventional floral pa...

Perahera tray

Perahera tray

Perahera tray, brass, chased decoration as follows; central panel - shrine or temple, elephant, giants, dancers, attendants, Kandyan Chiefs and Sun-ba...

Bodice : textile

Bodice : textile

Red and black bodice decorated with rows of white seeds. Worn by Karen women of Northern Thailand. The Karen are an indigenous minority group living ...

"The incarnation of Krishnu"

"The incarnation of Krishnu"

Painting on glass depicting the Birth of Krishna. In centre a cobra with lotus, surmounted by Krishna depicted as human figure with flute, two figure...

Idol : Buddha

Idol : Buddha

Painted wooden figure of robed Buddha with flame finial. Shown in dhyana mudra (associated with meditation by the Buddha prior to Enlightment and with...

Horse Trapping

Horse Trapping

Rope made of a number of fine silk cords with 13 silver plates suspended belowsed decoration. Silver knobs and long red silk cord at each end....

Statue

Statue

Japanese ivory statuette of man carrying baskets by Toshimasa. Toshimasa was a famous netsuke carver but later he carved bigger pieces for the Europea...

PALANQUIN & STAND

PALANQUIN & STAND

Palanquin and stand. Ceremonial palanquin (norimono), of wood decorated in black lacquer and gold leaf with gilt metal fittings. The inside is decor...

Dagger

Dagger

Dagger/katar...

Mask

Mask

Mask used by Buddhist priests in Devils dance. 'Painted wooden mask worn in Kolam which is a musical dance drama of rural Sri Lanka. The performers we...

Horoscope

Horoscope

Printed in colour on strip of native paper. When a child is born in India, a professional horoscope teller is called upon to predict its future. Indi...

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