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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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
Rare recumbent Buddha bronze figure 7.5" long from Sri Lanka
£175.00
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Seated Buddha in Virasana, both hands in Virasana, Late Kandyan  period, hand cast 8' inches tall, Ca 19th century
Seated Buddha in Virasana, both hands in Virasana, Late Kandyan period, hand cast 8' inches tall, Ca 19th century
£325.00
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An unusual bronze statue of standing Buddha from Sri Lanka, ca 19th century, Weighs 2' 1/2 pounds. 9' 1/2 inches tall.
An unusual bronze statue of standing Buddha from Sri Lanka, ca 19th century, Weighs 2' 1/2 pounds. 9' 1/2 inches tall.
£350.00
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Seated bronze Buddha, Ceylon (Sri Lanka), right hand in bhumispara, left in dhyna mudra, and bearing head ornament (Siripata) 19th 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 century, 9' 1/3 inches tall. 7' inches wide, 1.1 Kg,
£420.00
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Buddha, Ceylon (Sri Lanka) with both hands in dhyna mudra posture, hand sculptures bronze, 8" tall, ca 18th - early 19th century
Buddha, Ceylon (Sri Lanka) with both hands in dhyna mudra posture, hand sculptures bronze, 8" tall, ca 18th - early 19th century
£620.00
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Buddha, Characteristic Image of Theravada Buddhism, Sri Lanka, Buddha with Usinisa, curled hair, long ears and wearing monastic robes, 19th century Bronze H 12"  / 31 CM
Buddha, Characteristic Image of Theravada Buddhism, Sri Lanka, Buddha with Usinisa, curled hair, long ears and wearing monastic robes, 19th century Bronze H 12" / 31 CM
£650.00
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Ceylon (Sri Lanka), an inspiring 18th century seated Kandyan Buddha Statue with eyes half closed in meditative posture, A rare 18th -19th century bronze, Weighs 3 pounds. 9' 1/2 inches tall. 7' 3/4 inches wide.
Ceylon (Sri Lanka), an inspiring 18th century seated Kandyan Buddha Statue with eyes half closed in meditative posture, A rare 18th -19th century bronze, Weighs 3 pounds. 9' 1/2 inches tall. 7' 3/4 inches wide.
£680.00
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Samadhi Buddha in folded monastic robes (uttarsaga) , Sri Lanka, ca 19th century Kandyan period
Samadhi Buddha in folded monastic robes (uttarsaga) , Sri Lanka, ca 19th century Kandyan period
£695.00
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Buddha, Anuradhapura (Sri Lanka) Tradition, standing in Abhaya Mudra in monastic robes, n11cm, bronze, ca 19th century or earlier,
Buddha, Anuradhapura (Sri Lanka) Tradition, standing in Abhaya Mudra in monastic robes, n11cm, bronze, ca 19th century or earlier,
£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
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
£730.00
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Buddha, 18th century heavy copper-bronze, Characteristic of Theravada Buddhism in Sri Lanka,
Buddha, 18th century heavy copper-bronze, Characteristic of Theravada Buddhism in Sri Lanka,
£775.00
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Buddha, wearing full length monastic robes with  right hand in Abhaya mudra, Rare Buddha bronze, Sri Lanka 29" high 18th century or earlier
Buddha, wearing full length monastic robes with right hand in Abhaya mudra, Rare Buddha bronze, Sri Lanka 29" high 18th century or earlier
£920.00
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Seated Buddha with his right hand in Bhumisparsa and the other hand in Dhyana mudra, a rare bronze sculpture from Sri Lanka, ca 18th - 19th century
Seated Buddha with his right hand in Bhumisparsa and the other hand in Dhyana mudra, a rare bronze sculpture from Sri Lanka, ca 18th - 19th century
£4,500.00
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Large Samdhi rare and antique Buddha from Sri Lanka, Kandyan period or earlier 21" tall
Large Samdhi rare and antique Buddha from Sri Lanka, Kandyan period or earlier 21" tall
£14,500.00
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