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Kalao Bird Figure / Statue.  Hornbill Sculpture.  Senufo.  Ivory Coast, Africa

    A stately and rare African sculpture of a Kalao / Hornbill from the Senufo people of northern Cote d’Ivoire.   Only ancestral specialized artisan tribal members dedicate their lives to creating art for the Senufo.   Sculptures are hand-carved from a solid piece of wood and clad with brass or copper metal . […]

Antique Museum Quality Handcrafted Marble Guanyin.  Kwan-yin. Hardwood Stand.  China

    Hand-carved marble head of Guanyin, the Buddhist bodhisattva associated with compassion.  The expression is priceless and the headgear / crown with an engraved Buddha is a real bonus.   Acquired from a jeweler in Beverly Hills California who has had it since the 1970s, when he purchased it from a reputable antique dealer in […]

Rare Master Quality Handcrafted Tantric Oracle Cap.  Crown. Tibet.

    Tibetan Oracles?  Well, before Buddhism, there were Bons.  Bons were a particular type of priest who performed rituals to gain the favor of local spirits and ensure the well-being and safety of the dead in the afterlife.  Much, much later and under the influence of Buddhism, Buddhist masters brought Dharma to Tibet with […]

18 Eighteen Arhats Lohan Disciples. Buddha.  Dehua Porcelain.  Fujian Province.  China.

    When you enter the esotericstuff.com hall of a Buddhist temple in China, you will see two rows of figures . .  . one row on the east side and one row on the west side.  Usually, the figures are labelled and numbered, and as a group are known as the Eighteen Lohan (Luohan) […]

Rare Clay Tomb Figure.  Clay.  Tang Dynasty.  Luoyang China

    Uncovered over a century ago by an anthropologist who – in turn – passed it on to his family . . .  ending up in a collector’s hands in Connecticut USA.   Tang Dynasty, circa 900 C.E.(A.D.).  From a site in Luoyang (Henan province).   Such figures would be buried with high-ranking people.  […]

Spirit Figure / Hook / Staff.  Sepik River.  Middle Sepik.  Iatmul people.  Tambaran.  Suspension Hook. Papua New Guinea

  The middle Sepik Region of New Guinea is populated primarily by the Iatmul people, inhabiting small villages along the banks of the Sepik River and its tributaries.  Life in these villages centers around the Spirit House (Haus Tambaran).  Within its walls are a vast display of masks, statues, staffs, hooks, weapons . . .  […]

Exceptionally Detailed Robed Dehua Porcelain Statue, China

Elegant and graceful statue. Great detail especially on the adornment beads, hands, face and headgear.

Old Spiritual Dan People Mask.  Wood.  Liberia. Africa

    Dan masks are so very intriguing!   In the 9th Century, the Dan people migrated from western Sudan region to the north which is part of (present day) Mali.  Then, because of conflict, they migrated to Cote D’Ivoire . . .  and – present day – to Liberia.   Dan masks are sacred […]

Huge Moro Gunong Kris Sword, Philippines

Details: Named after a god who defends against evil and misfortune. This type of sword is used in exorcisms. It is very rare due to the size and the massiveness of the kris-type blade. Museum quality condition.

Antique Old Master Healing Metal Singing Bowl. Chakra A. 11.5” Diameter. Tibet

Hand hammered.  Seven metals.  Tuned to the Third Eye Chakra energy center, “A”, center of forehead.  Associated with issues of intuition, understanding, visualization and inner vision.  This is an older bowl with a delightful dark bronze patina.  Engraved with traditional Tibetan symbols. New pillow and striker included. For the Serious Collector.

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CContainers
Bowls, Boxes, Bells, Gongs, Medicine Holders. Containers not considered vessels
FFurniture / Furnishings
Furniture, Furnishings, Wall Hangings, Screens, Lamps, Display Pieces, Pedestals, Paintings
MMasks
Masks and Headgear
RReference / Research
Maps, Books and Materials
SStatues & Figures
Statues, Sculptures, Figures, Heads & Busts
VVessels & Vases
Vessels, Urns, Vases, Incense Burners, Censers
WWeapons
Knives, Swords, Letter Openers, Phurbas, Spears, Blowpipes
OOther not categorized
Other and miscellaneous such as Jewelry, Musical Instruments, Games, Garments, Skulls