19th century Hunza clay pottery bowl with yellow slip. Measures 9 inches across by 3.25 inches high. Very good condition with just a few rim chips which is to be expected. The Hunza people, or Hunzakuts, descend from the principality of Hunza. The Burusho or Hunzakuts (Hunza people), are an ethnic group indigenous to the Hunza Valley, Karakorum Mountains, Northern Pakistan. The Burusho claim to be descendants of the soldiers who came to the region with Alexander the Great's army in the 4th century BC. They live alongside the Wakhi and the Shina. The Wakhi reside in the upper part of Hunza locally called Gojal. Wakhis also inhabit the bordering regions of China, Tajikstan and Afghanistan and also live in Gizar and Chitral district of Pakistan. The Shina-speaking people live in the southern part of Hunza. They have come from Chilas, Gilgit, and other Shina language -speaking areas of Pakistan. The Hunzas are Shia Ismaili Muslims. DNA research groups the male ancestry of the Hunza with speakers of Pamir languages (Afghans) and the Sinti Romani (Gypsies), due primarily to the M124 marker (defining Y-DNA haplogroup R2a), which is present at high frequency in all three populations. However, they have also an East Asian genetic contribution, suggesting that at least some of their ancestry originates north of the Himalayas.
Horju Ji Temple of The Exalted Law Early Buddhist Art from Japan. Japan Society. Measures 10.5 x 15 inches with slip cover. If you wish to browse our entire available inventory please go to OneofaKindAntiques.com. We also offer a consultation service AntiquesConsultant.com, ... as well as an online price guide at TheBestAntiquesPriceGuide.com. Connecticut residents and buyers picking up in Connecticut please add the CT state sales tax. Buyers outside the USA are responsible for any taxes, tariffs or customs that might apply.
Japan Ancient Buddhist Paintings book NY Graphic Society by Arrangement with Unesco.
Book of Japanese Temples Sculpture paintings Gardens and Architecture Abrams c1964 by J. Edward Kidder, Jr I. C. U., Tokyo January 31 1964. Todaiji Toshodaiji Taimadera Muroji Byodin Chusonji Joruriji Jigoji and Kozanji Kenghoji and Engakuji Saihji and Ryoanji Kinkakuji and Finkakuji Daitokuji. This book is in excellent conditiion with its original slip case. Measures 14.5 x 11 inches.
Rare Japanese book, Tosa Mitsunori, Compiled and Published by Shozaburo Watanabe, Ginza, Tokyo, 1933. Number 168 in a limited edition of 300 copies. Stitch bound paper cover, 32 pages with 9 plates (5 folding), original, complete, and in very good condition. Measures 10.5 x 7.5.