Thursday, 28 March 2013

Asian corner

The Asian corner is officially open in the Curiosities Cabinet.

I recently added a nicely made statuette in my personnal collection of Buddhist/Hindu artefacts. The beginning of a new corner in my Cabinet, only consisting of religious statues for the moment. The left one (the new one) comes from Seribatu, Patrick Duclou's new Etsy shop. It's a Guanyin, the female bodhisattva of compassion, venerated by East Asian Buddhists. She's riding on a turtle supporting the world on its carapace. The right one represents the same bodhisattva. The one with the elephant head is a Ganesh, a widely worshipped Hindu deity. He is the "Remover of Obstacles". The last one sitting on the right is Saraswati, the Hindu goddess of knowledge, music, arts and science.
I placed them on top of the display cabinet in order to study them.

And now, back in the shelves ! Here's a picture of the latest arrangements.


  1. Hi Dominique! I have read about the Buddhist/Hindu artefacts of Patrick on his blog, they are really beautiful. Your Curiosities Cabinet is wonderful, so many details to see!
    Hugs, Ilona

  2. It's amazing to think that pretty much anything can be found in miniature nowadays; I couldn't find an appropriately scaled Buddha just five years ago.

    Your cabinet reminds me of the private museums found in some very upscale homes!

  3. A wonderful and very detailed collection Dominique, i could spend hours gazing over your collection.

  4. An interesting room.
    Greetings, Faby