The Light of Asia - Villa Del Prado Buddha Collection - click on this graphic to read a brief introduction on the history of Buddha Sakyamuni in Asian Art
This extensive private collection of Buddha statues was collected over a span of several decades.
Many of the statues are centuries old and originate from many different countries across Asia,
fashioned from various materials such as bronze, jade, stone, ceramic, wood, ivory, etc.
The Villa Del Prado Collection is particularly known for its large ivory collection.
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Introduction to Buddhist Art
The Bronze Collection
The Ceramic Collection
The Satsuma Collection
The Woodcarving Collection
The Stone Collection
The Ivory Collection
Hindu Deities Collection
The Kwan-Yin Collection


The Bronze Collection
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Nepalese Buddha - brass and silver over copper casting - intricately carved cloak of dragons (11 in. tall) - mid 20th century
Nepalese Bronze
Tibetan Buddha with heavy gilt work - large bronze (15 in. tall) - early 19th C
Tibetan Bronze
Chinese Buddha - large bronze (15 in. tall) - dated Ming Dynasty - with fine detail on cloak
Chinese Bronze

Japanese Buddha in the image of the Great Buddha of Kamakura, Japan  - bronze, (5.2 in. tall) - meiji period - similar casting as one at center but smaller
Japanese Bronze
Japanese Buddha in the image of the Great Buddha of Kamakura, Japan  - solid bronze,  fine patina (6 in. tall) - meiji period
Japanese Bronze
Japanese Buddha in the image of the Great Buddha of Kamakura, Japan  - solid bronze,  fine patina (6 in. tall) - meiji period - same casting as one at center
Japanese Bronze

Chinese Bronze with Headdress (7 in. tall) - Qing Dynasty
Tibetan Bronze
Chinese Buddha - fine painting and gilt work  (9.5 in. tall) - Qing Dynasty 19th C bronze
Chinese Bronze
Tibetan Buddha fine patina - beautiful detail - Bronze (11 in. tall) - early 20th C
Tibetan Bronze

Chinese Buddha - vintage Bronze - fine patina and gilt work (6 in. tall)
Chinese Bronze
Chinese Buddha - vintage gilt Bronze on Lotus throne (6 in. tall)
Chinese Bronze
Chinese Bronze Buddha on lotus throne with beautiful gilt cape (6 in. tall)
Chinese Bronze

Thai Buddha - bronze - heavy casting (10 in. tall) - late 20th C
Thai Bronze
Chinese standing Bronze Buddha (11.5 in. tall) - Qing Dynasty
Chinese Bronze

Chinese Gilt Bronze Buddha with backpiece (11 in. tall) - Qing Dynasty
Chinese Bronze
Contemporary Ornate Silver-plated Bronze Thai Buddha (11.5 in. tall)
Thai Silver/Bronze

Chinese Bronze Buddha (6 in. tall)- early 20th C
Chinese Bronze
Fine Contemporary Chinese Bronze Buddha (11 in. tall)
Chinese Bronze
Small Chinese Solid Bronze Buddha (4 in. tall) - early 20th C
Chinese Bronze

Japanese Solid Metal vintage buddha bookend - matched set probably Armor Bronze Company of NYC (6 in. tall)
Japanese Bronze #1
Vintage Chinese solid brass Buddha (10 in. tall)
Chinese Brass
Japanese Solid Metal vintage buddha bookend - matched set probably Armor Bronze Company of NYC (6 in. tall)
Japanese Bronze #2

Vintage sterling silver salt and pepper shakers - finely detailed buddha images (2 in. tall)
Japanese Sterling
Vintage sterling silver salt and pepper shakers - finely detailed buddha images (2 in. tall)
Japanese Sterling

Reclining Buddha (a.k.a The Golden Lion) on intricate bed - masterfully cast in Bronze and gilt (12 in. long) - Qing Dynasty
Chinese Bronze


The Ceramic Collection
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Japanese - Vintage glazed clay (6 in. tall)
Japanese Clay
Chinese Porcelain (8 in. tall) - 19th C
Chinese Porcelain
Vintage ceramic Chinese Buddha (9 in. tall)
Chinese Ceramic


The Satsuma Collection
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Japanese Satsuma (gilt solid earthenware) (8 in. tall) - 19th C
Japanese Satsuma
Japanese Satsuma  (gilt solid earthenware) (8 in. tall) - 19th C
Japanese Satsuma
Japanese Satsuma  (gilt solid earthenware) (8 in. tall) - 19th C
Japanese Satsuma

Japanese Satsuma (4.5 in. tall) - 19th C
Japanese Satsuma
Japanese Satsuma (4 in. tall) - 20th C
Japanese Satsuma
Japanese Satsuma (4 in. tall)
Japanese Satsuma

Japanese Satsuma - part of a pair of lamps (7.5 in. tall) - early 20th C
Japanese Satsuma
Japanese Satsuma (7.5 in. tall) - 19th C
Japanese Satsuma
Japanese Satsuma - part of a pair of lamps (7.5 in. tall) - early 20th C
Japanese Satsuma

Japanese Satsuma Kannon (Kwan Yin) (11 in. tall) - 19th C
Japanese Satsuma

AUM (aka OM), the Sacred Sound and Symbol of Inclusive Spirituality
Namu Amida Butsu


The Woodcarving Collection
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Japanese Buddha -  exceptional boxwood carving (11.5 in. tall) - Meiji period late 19th C
Japanese Boxwood
Japanese Buddha - gilt carved wood - (7 in. tall) Edo period 18th century
Jap. Woodcarving
Japanese Buddha - gilt carved wood - (10 in. tall) Edo period 18th century - found in Nara, the ancient capital of Japan
Japanese Woodcarving
Japanese Buddha -  exceptional boxwood carving (11.5 in. tall) - Meiji period late 19th C
Japanese Boxwood

Gilt wood carved Buddha (4.5 in. tall) - 19th C
Indian Gilt Wood
Japanese Buddha - gilt carved wood - in zushi or travelling shrine - gilt carved wood - (8 in. tall) Edo period 18th century
Japanese Woodcarving
Japanese Amida Nyorai Buddha  - gilt carved wood - (13 in. tall) Edo period 18th century
Jap. Woodcarving
Small old carved wood Japanese Buddha on lotus throne (3.5 in. tall) - 19th C
Japanese Woodcarving

Fine vintage carved boxwood Buddha (10 in. tall)
Chinese Boxwood
carved wood Buddha from Laos with traces of gilt (6 in. tall) - 18th C
Laos Wood
Chinese carved boxwood Buddha (9 in. tall) - Qing Dynasty
Chinese Boxwood

Fine Contemporary Vietnamese carved Huong wood Buddha (11 in. tall)
Vietnamese Huongwood
Reclining Buddha - masterfully carved of hardwood (10 in. long)
Balinese Woodcarving
Standing chinese vintage carved Huangyang wood Buddha (10 in. tall)
Chinese Wood


The Stone and Jade Collection
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Cambodia/Laos standing stone Buddha (15 in. tall) - nearly matched set - 16th C
Laos Stone
See a full page on this extraordinary Gray Ghandaran Schist seated Buddha (9in tall) - ca. 300 AD
Ghandaran Schist

Cambodia/Laos standing stone Buddha (15 in. tall) - nearly matched set - 16th C
Laos Stone

B.C. Nephrite jade (4 in. tall) Buddha
Chinese Jade
White Jade Buddha with Guan Yin & Monks (14 in. tall) - Chinese Song Dynasty
Chinese White Jade
Genuine Jadeite Buddha (5 in. tall) - Chinese Qing Dynasty
Chinese Jade

Chinese carved Shoushan Stone Buddha (9 in. tall) - Qing Dynasty
Chinese Shoushan Stone
Chinese Orange Jade Buddha (9 in. tall) - Qing Dynasty
Chinese Orange Jade
Chinese carved Shoushan Stone Buddha (9 in. tall) - Qing Dynasty
Chinese Shoushan Stone

Contemporary Thai 155 ct Rose Quartz carved Buddha (2.2 in. tall)
Rose Quartz
Shoushan Stone Seal Chop with Buddha (3 in. tall) - 19th C
Shoushan Stone
Contemporary genuine Jadeite Jade Buddha (8.75 in. tall)
Chinese Jade

Thai Khmer Stone Buddha (6in tall) - 13th C
Thai Khmer Stone
Laser cut Buddha inside 4 inch block of solid lead crystal using state of the art Russian computerized technologies
Russian Crystal
Chinese stone carved Buddha (11.5 in. tall) 18th C
Chinese Stone


The Ivory Collection
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Japanese ivory (3.3 in. tall) - 19th C signed by the artist - Museum masterpiece
Japanese Ivory
 
Meiji Japanese Ivory Buddha (2.75 in. tall) - 19th C  signed by the artist - carved in the image of the great buddha of Kamakura - Museum masterpiece
Japanese Ivory
(Daibutsu of Kamakura)

Meiji Japanese Ivory Buddha (2.5 in. tall) - 19th C signed Gyokuzan - Museum masterpiece
Japanese Ivory
 

small Japanese ivory Buddha (2.1 in. tall) - 19th C  signed by the artist Meigyoku - finest Museum masterpiece
Japanese Ivory
large Japanese ivory Buddha with wonderful patina in pristine condition (3.6 in. tall)  - 19th C  signed by the artist Yoshiyuki - finest Museum masterpiece
Japanese Ivory
Japanese ivory Buddha - 19th C  signed by the artist - finest Museum masterpiece (2.7 in. tall)  with incredible detail - early 19th C
Japanese Ivory

small Japanese ivory Buddha with wonderful patina (2 in. tall)  - 19th C  signed by the artist - Museum masterpiece
Japanese Ivory
Museum Quality Japanese ivory okimono Buddha with deep golden patina and fine crosshatch graining (2.6 in. tall)
Japanese Ivory
Fine Meiji Japanese ivory okimono Buddha with deep golden patina and fine crosshatch graining (2.7 in. tall) - 19th C  signed by the artist Yoshiyuki - fine Museum masterpiece - not yet pictured in the ivory council photo above
Japanese Ivory

Ivory Okimono - Japanese Buddha (2 in. tall) - 19th C signed Mitsuji
Japanese Ivory Okimono
Ivory Okimono - Japanese Buddha (3 in. tall) - 19th C
Jap. Ivory Okimono
Ivory Okimono - Japanese Buddha (2 in. tall) - 19th C
Japanese Ivory Okimono

Ivory Okimono - Japanese Buddha (2 in. tall) - early 20th C signed by the artist
Japanese Ivory Okimono
small antique Japanese ivory Buddha (2.5 in. tall) - early 20th C signed by the artist
Japanese Ivory Okimono
small antique Japanese ivory Buddha (2.5 in. tall) - late 19th  C signed by the artist
Japanese Ivory Okimono

small Japanese ivory Buddha with  deep golden patina and fine graining (1.75 in. tall)  - 19th C  signed by the artist
Japanese Ivory
Japanese Ivory Standing Amitabha Buddha (9 in. tall) - late 19th C
Japanese Ivory
small Japanese ivory Buddha with wonderful golden patina (2 in. tall)
Japanese Ivory

small Chinese ivory Buddha (2.5 in. tall)
Chinese Ivory
Fine Chinese Ivory okimono Buddha (2 in. tall)  Contemporary - Mammoth Ivory
Chinese Ivory
Ivory - Small Japanese ivory Buddha (1.25 in. tall) - late 19th C signed by the artist
Japanese Ivory

Ivory - tiny Japanese Buddha (1 in. tall)  with incredible detail - early 20th C
Japanese Ivory Miniature
Small Japanese okimono ivory Buddha (1.5 in. tall) - signed by the artist late 19th C
Japanese Ivory
small Japanese ivory Buddha (1.75 in. tall)
Japanese Ivory

Ivory Okimono - Japanese Buddha (2.4 in. tall) - early 20th C signed by the artist
Japanese Ivory Okimono
Ivory Okimono - Japanese Buddha (3 in. tall) - early 20th C signed by the artist
Jap. Ivory Okimono
small antique Japanese ivory Buddha (2 in. tall) - early 20th C very fine carving with small semi-precious stone as ushnisha and signed by the artist
Jap. Ivory Okimono

Japanese ivory Buddha (3 in. tall) late 19th C  signed by the artist
Japanese Ivory
small Japanese ivory Buddha with wonderful golden patina (2.6 in. tall)
Japanese Ivory
Japanese ivory Buddha (3 in. tall) early 20th C  signed by the artist
Japanese Ivory

Fine Antique Ivory Thai Buddha seated in meditation posture or dhyana mudra (4 in. tall) - 19th C
Thai Ivory
Exquisite standing Thai Ivory Buddha (3.5 in. tall) - 20th C
Burmese Ivory
Fine Ivory Thai Buddha seated in earth witness posture (2.5 in. tall) - 20th C
Thai Ivory

Fine vintage Indian ivory Buddha seated in 'Gesture of Debate' or 'discussion' mudra or vitarka mudra (4 in. tall)
Indian Ivory
vintage Indian ivory Buddha seated in 'Gesture of Fearlessness' or 'blessing'  or abhaya mudra (5 in. tall) within an ornate aureole - early 20th C
Indian Ivory
Small exquisite vintage Indian ivory Buddha seated in 'teaching posture' or dharmacakrapravartana mudra (2.4 in. tall)
Indian Ivory
Fine Indian ivory Buddha seated in 'Gesture of Fearlessness' or 'blessing'  or abhaya mudra (3.5 in. tall) - late 19th C
Indian Ivory

Chinese Ivory Buddha early 20th C  - very fine detail (10 in. long)
Chinese Ivory Reclining Buddha

Extraordinary lifelike vintage Indian ivory Buddha - an unusual rendering of Ghanadaran style Shakyamuni Buddha seated in 'Gesture of Fearlessness' or 'blessing'  or abhaya mudra (7 in. tall) - early 20th C
Indian Ivory
Old rare Cambodian ivory Buddha (3 in. tall) seated in discussion posture or vitarka mudra - late 19th C
Cambodian Ivory
Fine ivory Buddha from Burma (4 in. tall) seated in earth witness posture or bhumisparsha mudra - late 19th C
Burmese Ivory
Fine Ceylonese Ivory Buddha seated in meditation posture or dhyana mudra (3 in. high) - early 20th C
Ceylonese Ivory

Chinese Ivory Netsuke with hands in namaskara  mudra, aka namaste position
Chinese Ivory
Exceptional Meiji period Ivory Buddha Shrine - (4 in. tall)
Japanese Ivory Shrine
Extremely fine Mio-thmng Style ivory buddhas (5 in. tall) - 19th C
Chinese Ivory - Ming Style

Fine vintage Japanese Ivory Kwan-Yin Netsuke with exceptional detail
Japanese Ivory Netsuke
Ivory Buddha head - Chinese 20th C
Ivory Buddha head
Fine vintage Japanese Ivory Netsuke with exceptional detail
Japanese Ivory Netsuke

Ivory Netsuke - Japanese Buddha 20th C
Japanese Ivory Netsuke
small Chinese ivory Buddha (5 in. tall)
Chinese Ivory
Ivory Netsuke - Japanese Kwanyin 20th C
Japanese Ivory Netsuke

Carved Ivory Salt and Pepper shakers  with amazing detail and screw-off caps (4.5 in. tall) - 1st half 20th C
Ivory Salt and Pepper Shakers
Ivory Buddha earrings - 20th C
Ivory Buddha Earrings


Hindu Deities
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Ivory carving of the Indian deity Saraswati the Hindu goddess of knowledge, music and the creative arts... also goddess of speech - museum quality  (3.5 in tall)
Ivory Saraswati
Ivory carving of the Indian deity Ganesh - Remover of Obstacles, the god of domestic harmony and of success and most beloved and revered of all the Hindu gods - museum quality (3.5 in tall)
Ivory Ganesh
Ivory carving of the Indian deity Krishna, eighth avatar or reincarnation of the god Vishnu, the major god of Hinduism.  Krishna, the great lover, is also one of the most popular Hindu gods, often pictured playing his flute - museum quality (3.5 in tall)
Ivory Krishna


The Kwan-Yin (Kannon) Collection
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Elephant Ivory Kwanyin -  female Boddhisattva  - museum quality (9 in. tall) 19th C masterpiece
Ivory Kwanyin
Elephant Ivory vintage Kwanyin  masterpiece - (8 in. tall)
Ivory Kwanyin
Elephant Ivory Kwanyin -  female Boddhisattva  - museum quality  (9 in. tall) - early 20th C
Ivory Kwanyin

Hippo Ivory Kwanyin pendant - female Boddhisattva - 20th C
Ivory Kwanyin
Elephant Ivory Kwanyin pendant - female Boddhisattva - 20th C
Ivory Kwanyin
Elephant Ivory Kwanyin pendant - female Boddhisattva - 20th C
Ivory Kwanyin

Beautifully carved Boxwood Kwanyin  (11.5 in. tall) - contemporary
Boxwood Kwanyin
Carved and scrimshaw engraved elephant bone Kwanyin riding on Elephant with ivory detail (24 in. tall)- early 20th century
Ivory & Bone Kwanyin
Jade Kwanyin - vintage carving (6 in. tall)
Jade Kwanyin

Bronze Kwanyin - female Boddhisattva (7 in. tall) - contemporary
Bronze Kwanyin
Tibetan Ivory and Silver snuff bottle with Kwan Yin - ca. 1910 (4 in. tall)
Kwanyin Snuff Bottle
Wood Carved and painted kwanyin - female Boddhisattva (25 in. tall) 19th C
Wood Kwanyin

jinhao antique kwan-yin fountain pen
Jinhao Kwan-yin Fountain Pen


Other Buddhas including thangka, inro, masks, medals, amulets, shrines, rings and coins
Contemporary figure of green jade-like glass (2.5 in. tall
Green Glass
Buddha mask - contemporary wood carving with gold gilding SE Asia  (20 in. tall)
Buddha mask
Chinese carved Rhino Horn Buddha (5 in. tall) - Qing Dynasty
Chinese Rhino Horn


Tibetan Thangka - original painting  - early 20th century
Tibetan Thangka
Tibetan Thangka - original painting  - early 20th century
Tibetan Thangka


Original Japanese Woodblock Print from late 1800's depicting Buddha seated in meditation - Click for detail closeup
Original Japanese Woodblock Print - Buddha and his Followers


Click to see 1200x1024 resolution - The Ivory Buddha Council sits in daily meditation focusing energy on a center vortex in an ongoing effort to bring about world peace and harmony between east and west
The Ivory Buddha Council - click to see high res image and more information

Antique Tibetan Buddhst Shrine
Tibetan Buddhist Shrine
Antique Chinese antique Buddha cabinet (5.5' tall)
Chinese Cabinet
Ancient Japanese gilt Wood Carved Buddha in travel shrine or Zushi - Edo Period (18th C)
Japanese Edo Zushi

collection of small buddhas, buddha amulets and the like
Miniature Buddha and Amulet Collection
collection of small buddha medals - one of two framed sets
Miniature Buddha Medallion Collection

Antique signed Japanese Inro with Buddhas and ivory ojimi with inset garnet
Antique Japanese Inro
2002 Nepal Lord Buddha 1/2 oz. Gold Proof. Issued by Nepal, the birthplace of Lord Buddha. Scarce, only 2,500 made. Precious metal content is half oz. of pure (9999 fine) gold. Features Lord Buddha in meditation under a Bodhi tree.
2002 Nepal 1/2 oz Gold Coin
Sterling Silver Ring from Nepal
Silver Ring


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  • The Kwan-Yin Collection
  • Mudras or Buddhist hand gestures
  • The Satsuma Collection
  • The Stone Collection
  • The Swastika in Asian Art
  • The Woodcarving Collection
  • Visitors' Buddhas
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