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India, Stone Head of a Bodhisattva, c. 10th Century A.D.
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); $240.00 (Ä204.00)
Medieval Europe, Iron Spear Head, 1000 - 1200 A.D.
From the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years.AA36859. Spear head; 8.5 cm long; trilobate with long tang, Choice, SOLD
Mongol (Khanate of the Golden Horde), Iron Arrowhead, 1250 - 1400 A.D.
From the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years.
Each Mongol trooper had a short compound bow with numerous arrows with range up to 200 yards. AH77317. Iron arrowhead; cf. Phillips 7:2, Malloy 129; flat deltoid blade, round stem with flange stop, long tapering tang, Choice, light rust patina; 113 mm long, SOLD