Antique buddha necklace - Huge Primitive Egyptian Revival - vintage Goddess wedding Collar - statement jewelry Collar Newari Kathmandu, Nepal
This vintage necklace was shown on "most Eligible Dallas" ( see last of the nine photos) and one of the Tv design stars, Amber Venz said that it was a Chanel necklace . ( just repeating this, not validating it) This is one amazing piece that is totally hand crafted with turquoise and real coral. The sheer size of this is impressive ( see photo next to a ruler) , but the work that is involved in this is amazing. To think NONE of this was done with a machine gives it that arts and crafts feel. Thanks to a helpful etsier I was given a bit more history. This is nepalese from the Newari people of Kathmandu, Nepal. Each one having a Seated Buddha Figure, with hands in Mudras. On the two End Plates are Two Winged Garuda Buddhas. It is believed by the Buddhist shamans that Garuda's blessings will fulfill the needs and wishes of the Wearer, will purify with positive forces, provide good luck and to help dissolve negative energies that may be stopping them from realizing their dreams and wishes in life.The Buddhas are made of Coral, surrounded by Turquoise Glass stones.The five-pointed crown is indicative that this Buddha represents the five Buddhas (Akshobhya, Virochana, Ratnasambhava, Amitabha and Amoghasiddhi) in Mahayana tradition
The 5 Dhyani Buddhas, represent the 5 wisdoms realized in mediation: the wisdom of the Great Mirror, the wisdom of the Essential Equality, Distinguishing Wisdom, the wisdom of Selfless Activity , and the Transcendental wisdom of the Dharma Realm.
On the two End Plates are Two Winged Garuda Buddhas.
It is believed by the Buddhist shamans that Garuda's blessings will fulfill the needs and wishes of the Wearer, will purify with positive forces, provide good luck and to help dissolve negative energies that may be stopping them from realizing their dreams and wishes in life.
This measures 22" long around the neck and is a whopping 2" wide. Each panel is hinged and it lays well when on. This is something you see in museums and is for high end collectors. A true show piece that will bring many compliments. As a matter of fact, a person who worked for one of the most famous museums has told us that they have never seen another like it.
IF you are a dealer and want to make people come to your booth then this is it.
If you are a connoisseur of art deco jewelry then this is the piece that is the ULTIMATE. Very few pieces of semi precious stones are missing is any has wonderful patina.
Truly an exception piece that needs a GOOD HOME.
.My price is firm but I do offer layaway.
This will require insurance which is not included in the shipping price. It will depend on where it goes as to how much. I don't want to see this get damaged or lost because it is a rare one of a kind necklace. This does not qualify for discounts.
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