From the late 70's Ethnoarte Gallery (founded by Mr. Gianfranco Rossi) has dealt in Southeast Asian art, Indian and Buddhist sculpture, ethnic jewellery and ritual art. The Gallery has become one of the most specialized places in Italy and very well-known worldwide among collectors, thanks to the refined selection of pieces and considerable exhibitions on ancient Asian culture and ethnography.
Tibetan jade cup with gilded metal stand and cover finely worked and chiselled with buddhist symbols.The stand in the shape of a lotus with petals turned upward and the dome cover with a bead glass. Slights imperfections in the jade cup. Tibet, late XIX century H. cm 16,5
This colorful red panel, which is a piece of quilted cotton fabric embroidered with silk, undoubtedly embellished one of the magnificent tents used by the Great Mughal and other Indian princes when they embarked on hunts, inspection tours, or campaigns.
The pattern, with a centrally placed, flowering plant, was much loved in India. Here it is quite stylized. The plant emerges from an almost abstract vase and the flowers’ species are not clearly defined. This depiction coincides with stylistic developments in around 1700, when art under the Great Mughal Aurangzeb returned to a more traditional Muslim, non-naturalistic depiction of reality.
Gupta Sculpture (5th century) depicting the Dharmachakrapravartana (“Turning in Motion the Wheel of the Law”), the First Sermon of the Buddha after the Enlightenment (Archaeological Museum, Sarnath, India).