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w20” x d20” x h16” 200 lb
Shown in Ancient Stone
Hinduism is the world’s oldest religion, having its origins in India more than 5000 years ago. Hindus believe in ‘Samsara’ or the cycle of birth, death and rebirth. The gods Brahma (the Creator), shown here, Vishnu (the Provider) and Shiva (the Destroyer) represent this belief. Liberation from ‘Samsara’ can only be found through the pursuit of the ultimate goal in life – ‘Moksha’. This spiritual state is achieved by performing good deeds and being devoted to God. Hindu theology views God as being one but that this one can have many manifestations of forms.
w17” x d14” x h37” 240 lb
Shown in Ancient Stone, shown on Oriental Riser & Ancient Brick Plynth
Musical instruments such as percussion, strings, and flutes have always been a part of the Buddhist tradition. Of the many musical instruments that have played a role in Buddhism, perhaps percussion instruments are the most important. Traditional Buddhist temples, for example, all have a large Temple bell or gong found within the shrine area and smaller ‘sawari’ gongs, in the altar areas. At major gatherings, it is not unusual to hear gongs and cymbals used to introduce the Sutra (scriptural narrative).
Click here to see a short video and hear the gong sound
w22” x d8” x h30” 75 lb, 3 pieces
Foo Dogs, also known as Imperial Lions, are Guardians and Protectors. Sitting Outside a Doorway or at the head of a pathway, this one will keep occupants and visitors safe.
w9” x d8” x h17” 45 lb
This Buddha sculpture is a reproduction of the statue from the Heicheng archaeological site in Inner Mongolia. This relic dates back to the Xia State (1032-1226). Images of the Buddha were venerated as reminders of the life and virtues of the great teacher, and all representations have certain physical signs of perfection; elongated ears, and a top knot of hair which covers the second brain grown by the Buddha to contain his enlightenment. The hands are in the traditional meditation position.
w24” x d16” x h34” 210 lb
Buddha (563?- 483?BC), Indian philosopher and the founder of Buddhism, born in Kapilavastu, India, just inside present-day Nepal. His name Gautama Buddha is a combination of the family name Gautama and the appellation Buddha, meaning “Enlightened One.” One day in 533, according to tradition, he encountered an aged man, a sick man, and a corpse, and he suddenly realized that suffering is the common lot of humankind. He then came upon a mendicant monk, calm and serene, whereupon he determined to adopt his way of life and forsake family, wealth, and power in the quest for truth. Accompanied by disciples, Buddha traveled through the valley of the Ganges River, teaching his doctrines, gathering followers, and establishing monastic communities that admitted anyone regardless of caste. Buddha’s teachings have influenced the lives of millions of people for nearly 2500 years.
w11” x d12” x h24” 100 lb
Shown in Western Slate
Hinduism is the world’s oldest religion, having its origins in India more than 5000 years ago. Hindus believe in ‘Samsara’ or the cycle of birth, death and rebirth. The gods Brahma (the Creator), Vishnu (the Provider) and Shiva (the Destroyer), shown here represent this belief. Liberation from ‘Samsara’ can only be found through the pursuit of the ultimate goal in life – ‘Moksha’. This spiritual state is achieved by performing good deeds and being devoted to God. Hindu theology views God as being one but that this one can have many manifestations of forms.
w13” x d8” x h25” 100 lb
Jizo Bosatsu Child – The Peacemaker
In Japan, among the most commonplace and much loved icons in Buddhist tradition is Jizō, or Ojizō-sama as he is more respectfully known.
Jizō is usually pictured as a small stone Buddhist monk statue with child-like features and traditionally carrying a staff and jewels. He is revered as the protector of children and travelers.
Jizō statues can often be found dressed in colorful bibs and clothing (usually red), a practice dating back centuries and thought to help to bring fertility, to protect children and to grant longevity.
Pictured here is the Peacemaker, but there is also the Protector and Preacher in the series.
w6.5” x d6” x h11” 15 lb
Shown in York Stone
Jizo Bosatsu Child – The Preacher
Pictured here is the Preacher, but there is also the Protector and Peacemaker in the series.
w6” x d6” x h12” 20 lb
Shown in Ancient Stone
Jizo Bosatsu Child – The Protector
Pictured here is the Protector , but there is also the Preacher and Peacemaker in the series
w6” x d5.5” x h11” 17 lb
w12” x d11” x h16” 70 lb
w8” x d6” x h13” 15 lb
w17” x d11” x h22” 75 lb
“Xian Warriors” or “The Terracotta Army” make up part of one the greatest archaeological discoveries of the modern era. In 1974, 2 farmers happened across the site while digging a well. Chinese archaeologists investigated further and discovered the largest collection of pottery figurines ever found.
There are many different individuals depicted and this Miniature is that of an archer, as defined by the uniform and hairstyle.
w5” x d4” x h16” 5 lb
Shown in Ancient Stone – Shown on Left
There are many different individuals depicted and this Miniature is that of an officer, as defined by the uniform and hairstyle.
Shown in Ancient Stone – Shown on Right
w7” x d4” x h9” 4 lb