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Ancient Stone Art and Artifacts

India, Stone Head of a Bodhisattva, c. 10th Century A.D.

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The bodhisattva, a popular subject in Buddhist art, is someone who, motivated by great compassion, has a spontaneous wish to attain Buddhahood for the benefit of all sentient beings. In early Indian Buddhism, bodhisattva usually referred specifically to the Buddha Shakyamuni in his former lives.
AH59767. India, stone head of a bodhisattva, 9.5 cm tall, c. 10th century A.D., ex New Jersey collection, ex European dealer (c. 1980); $160.00 (Ä140.80)


Egyptian Alabastron, Late Period, c. 664 - 343 B.C.

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AW31040. Alabastron; height 6.3 cm (2 1/2"), thin walled, translucent, alabastron form, pointed bottom, short tubular neck, rounded flat-topped rim; uneven patina with some encrustation, tiny chip in rim; SOLD


Western Black Sea Area, Hamangia Culture, Stone Axe Head, c. 5,500 - 3,500 B.C.

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The Hamangia culture is a Late Neolithic archaeological culture of Dobruja between the Danube and the Black Sea and Muntenia and in the south. It is named after the site of Baia-Hamangia, discovered in 1952 along Lake Golovita. -- Wikipedia
AA35466. Hamangia Culture stone axe head; cf. Beriu, Romania Pl. 2-17; grey polished stone, straight edges; 4" long; finely executed, Choice, from the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years; SOLD







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