Sri Lanka and India, Ancient and Rare Coins, Stamps, Buddhist and Hindu Sculptures and Bronzes
As Buddha himself did not sanction personal worship the early images of Buddhism for veneration were confined to Buddha’s foot marks and stupas. Gandhara in the present Pakistan is credited with the first representation of the Buddha in human form; the portrayal of Buddha in his human shape, rather than shown as a symbol. As Buddhist art developed and spread outside India, the Gandhara style spread to most eastern regions of the world. The adjacent Swat Valley, the land of romance and beauty, is celebrated as the holy land of Buddhist learning and piety. It is said that the Swat was filled with fourteen hundred imposing and beautiful stupas and monasteries, which housed as many as 6,000 gold images of the Buddhist pantheon for worship and education. There are now more than 400 Buddhist sites covering and area of 160 Km in Swat valley alone. The earliest discovered statue at Gandhara is that of the seated Buddha from 2nd or 3rd century AD. Other Buddha images from this period too are of Greco-Roman style. They seem to have flourished during the adjacent Kushan reign of Mathura (Uttar Pradesh). Gandharan’s role in the evolution of the Buddha image has been a point of considerable disagreement among scholars. It now seems clear that the schools of Gandhara and Mathura each independently evolved its own characteristic depiction of the Buddha about the 1st century CE. The Gandhara school mostly drew from the traditions of Rome and Greece and represented the Buddha with a youthful Apollo face, dressed in royal garments. The ancient Gandharan artisans in their composition of Buddha’s images and his experiences have transformed the religion into Buddhist Art.

 

ANTIQUE BUDDHA STATUES

Bronzes, sculpture, coins, stamps, art and rare books from Sri LankaAuthentic Rare and Antique bronzes, religious figurines from Sri Lanka, India, South East Asia, and China from Anton Private Collection and presented for sale by Antiques International
 HINDU ART & SCULPTURE, COLONIAL STAMPS OF CEYLON, BUDDHA STATUES FROM ANTON SEBASTIAN PRIVATE COLLECTION FOR SALE BY ANTIQUES INTERNATIONAL, A DIVERSE WEB SITE FOR SOUTH EAST ASIAN CULTURE
 


Ancient Coins of Ceylon and India, nearly 1000 years to 2000 years
Ancient Coins of Ceylon and India, nearly 1000 years to 2000 years
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POSTAGE STAMPS OF BRITISH INDIAN EMPIRE
POSTAGE STAMPS OF BRITISH INDIAN EMPIRE
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POSTAGE STAMPS OF CEYLON, SRI LANKA
POSTAGE STAMPS OF CEYLON, SRI LANKA
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RARE AND OLD COINS OF CEYLON (SRI LANKA), MALDIVES & INDIA
RARE AND OLD COINS OF CEYLON (SRI LANKA), MALDIVES & INDIA
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Rare Books on Sri Lanka
Rare Books on Sri Lanka
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A charming miniature Srilankan Buddha in seated position and wearing his robes (utterasanga) with overlying shawl (sanghati)
A charming miniature Srilankan Buddha in seated position and wearing his robes (utterasanga) with overlying shawl (sanghati)
£165.00
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Seated Buddha in Samadi or Dhyana Mudra (meditation), curled hair, cranial protuberance bearing Sirispata, bronze statue, Sri Lanka, 20th century
Seated Buddha in Samadi or Dhyana Mudra (meditation), curled hair, cranial protuberance bearing Sirispata, bronze statue, Sri Lanka, 20th century
£168.00
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Rare recumbent Buddha bronze figure 7.5" long from Sri Lanka SOLD
Rare recumbent Buddha bronze figure 7.5" long from Sri Lanka SOLD
£175.00
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An unusual bronze statue of standing Buddha from Sri Lanka, early 20th century, Weighs 2' 1/2 pounds. 9' 1/2 inches tall.
An unusual bronze statue of standing Buddha from Sri Lanka, early 20th century, Weighs 2' 1/2 pounds. 9' 1/2 inches tall.
£278.00
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Buddha standing on a circular pedestal with his right hand in Abhaya Mudra (gesture of benediction), Hollow pedestal, solid cast body, weight 1 Kg, height 23 cm, ca 1900 - 1940
Buddha standing on a circular pedestal with his right hand in Abhaya Mudra (gesture of benediction), Hollow pedestal, solid cast body, weight 1 Kg, height 23 cm, ca 1900 - 1940
£288.00
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Seated Bronze statue of Buddha from Sri Lanka with his right hand in Bhumispara and left hand in dhyana while wearing monastic robes (utterasangha)
Seated Bronze statue of Buddha from Sri Lanka with his right hand in Bhumispara and left hand in dhyana while wearing monastic robes (utterasangha)
£295.00
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Standing Buddha from Sri Lanka wearing monastic robe (Utterasangha) eyes open and looking straight with hands semi stretched. ca 19th to 20th century
Standing Buddha from Sri Lanka wearing monastic robe (Utterasangha) eyes open and looking straight with hands semi stretched. ca 19th to 20th century
£320.00
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Seated Buddha in Virasana with his hands in Dhyasana and eyes closed in meditation, Characteristic of Sri Lankan tradition with usinisa bearing the flame ornament
Seated Buddha in Virasana with his hands in Dhyasana and eyes closed in meditation, Characteristic of Sri Lankan tradition with usinisa bearing the flame ornament
£320.00
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Seated Buddha in Virasana and both his hands in Dhyasana, 9' inches tall, Ca 19th - 20th century
Seated Buddha in Virasana and both his hands in Dhyasana, 9' inches tall, Ca 19th - 20th century
£325.00
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Standing silvered bronze of Buddha in the Anuradhapura traition (Sri Lanka) H 20 cm high, 250 grm,18th -19th century. wearing monastic robe (utterasanga)
Standing silvered bronze of Buddha in the Anuradhapura traition (Sri Lanka) H 20 cm high, 250 grm,18th -19th century. wearing monastic robe (utterasanga)
£375.00
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Buddha, Ceylon (Sri Lanka) with both hands in dhyna mudra posture, hand sculptures bronze, 9" tall, ca 19th century - 20th century
Buddha, Ceylon (Sri Lanka) with both hands in dhyna mudra posture, hand sculptures bronze, 9" tall, ca 19th century - 20th century
£380.00
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Seated bronze Buddha, Ceylon (Sri Lanka), right hand in bhumispara, left in dhyna mudra, and bearing head ornament (Siripata) 19th - 20th century, 9' 1/3 inches tall. 7' inches wide, 1.1 Kg,
Seated bronze Buddha, Ceylon (Sri Lanka), right hand in bhumispara, left in dhyna mudra, and bearing head ornament (Siripata) 19th - 20th century, 9' 1/3 inches tall. 7' inches wide, 1.1 Kg,
£390.00
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A finely sculptured high quality bronze of Buddha from Sri Lanka wearing folded monastic robe (uttarasanga) 19th - 20th century
A finely sculptured high quality bronze of Buddha from Sri Lanka wearing folded monastic robe (uttarasanga) 19th - 20th century
£485.00
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Ceylon (Sri Lanka), an inspiring Kandyan Buddha Statue with eyes half closed in meditative posture, A rare 19th century bronze, possibly earlier,  Weighs 3 pounds. 9' 1/2 inches tall. 7' 3/4 inches wide.
Ceylon (Sri Lanka), an inspiring Kandyan Buddha Statue with eyes half closed in meditative posture, A rare 19th century bronze, possibly earlier, Weighs 3 pounds. 9' 1/2 inches tall. 7' 3/4 inches wide.
£490.00
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Samadhi Buddha in folded monastic robes (uttarsanga) , Sri Lanka, ca 19th  - 20th century Kandyan period
Samadhi Buddha in folded monastic robes (uttarsanga) , Sri Lanka, ca 19th - 20th century Kandyan period
£495.00
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Buddha, Characteristic Image of Theravada Buddhism, Sri Lanka,Buddh with Usinisa, curled hair, long ears and wearing monastic robes, 19th century Bronze H 12"  / 31 CM SOLD
Buddha, Characteristic Image of Theravada Buddhism, Sri Lanka,Buddh with Usinisa, curled hair, long ears and wearing monastic robes, 19th century Bronze H 12" / 31 CM SOLD
£650.00
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Buddha, Anuradhapura (Sri Lanka) Tradition, standing in Abhaya Mudra in monastic robes, n11cm, bronze, ca 19th century or earlier, SOLD
Buddha, Anuradhapura (Sri Lanka) Tradition, standing in Abhaya Mudra in monastic robes, n11cm, bronze, ca 19th century or earlier, SOLD
£698.00
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Standing gilt (faded) bronze Buddha in Anuradhapura tradition, Sri Lanka, ca 18th century or possibly earlier,  remarkable workmanship, H 20.5 x W 5.3 cm  SOLD
Standing gilt (faded) bronze Buddha in Anuradhapura tradition, Sri Lanka, ca 18th century or possibly earlier, remarkable workmanship, H 20.5 x W 5.3 cm SOLD
£730.00
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Buddha, 18th century heavy copper-bronze, Characteristic of Theravada Buddhism in Sri Lanka, unusual statue
Buddha, 18th century heavy copper-bronze, Characteristic of Theravada Buddhism in Sri Lanka, unusual statue
£875.00
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Buddha, wearing full length monastic robes with  right hand in Abhaya mudra, Rare Buddha bronze, Sri Lanka 29 cm high 19th century or earlier, SOLD
Buddha, wearing full length monastic robes with right hand in Abhaya mudra, Rare Buddha bronze, Sri Lanka 29 cm high 19th century or earlier, SOLD
£920.00
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Standing Buddha from Kandyan Period (18th Century) , Sri Lanka (Ceylon), bronze, 24 cm high,
Standing Buddha from Kandyan Period (18th Century) , Sri Lanka (Ceylon), bronze, 24 cm high,
£2,250.00
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