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7.5” Metal Hand Hammered Singing Bowl. Chakra F. Heart.

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    Used since 560 B.C. to invoke a deep state of relaxation, meditation and spiritual well-being, this singing bowl is hand-hammered and left unpolished.   The chakra is that of the Heart. The frequency of this bowl is 365.5 Hz (F is the musical note) and is associated… Continue reading

Boxwood Hand Carved Female Celestial Mythological Fairy Statue. Figure. Lute. China

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  What an incredible piece…. hand-carved in great detail and then hand-rubbed to a fine finish. Only skilled craftsmen who have spent their lifetime can carve these exquisite pieces. Carved in a village outside Beijing.   On it’s own base. Just gorgeous. Will be delivered in a linen-wrapped custom box.  

Coptic Christian Cross. Prayer. Blessing. Handmade. Abyssinian. Ethiopia

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  This Abyssinian Cross reflects the elaborate style of Ethiopian crosses. The history of Christianity in Ethiopia is longstanding, dating back to the fourth century A.D.. At that time, King Ezana, ruler of Aksum, made it the court religion.   Ethiopian monarchs gave notable monasteries larger crosses, but just… Continue reading

Wayang Golek Rod Puppet. Sundanese Culture. West Java. Indonesia

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    There is still little known about the wayang golek puppets but historians have speculated that they most likely originated in China and arrived on the north coast of Java (Pasisir region) around the 17th Century. Through a series of cultural adoptions over a couple of hundred years,… Continue reading

Vintage Porcelain Ginger Jar. Porcelain. Contemporary Styling. Flowers. Colorful. With Lid. China

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    Very striking for a vintage piece. I love the floral design and the bright crisp colors. The lid even has – what I would label – a golden stem. The vase -what appears to be – round is actually gently scalloped.   A quality piece… Continue reading

Old Madura Keris Kriss Kris Dagger. Centipede. Madura. Indonesia.

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    Directly from Madura, this Keris was passed on through 2 generations. Madura is an Indonesian island off the northeast coast of Java and is inhabited by 3.65 million Madurese.   Keris have been produced for centuries. It is divided into three parts: blade (wilah), hilt… Continue reading

Stone / Clay Funerary Figure. Mummy. Ushabti. Shabti. Statue. Egypt.

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    Shabti or Ushabtis were small human figures representing a person who would perform a given task for the deceased in his/her afterlife. The sun god Ra would grant tracts of land for the dead to dwell for eternity. The wealthy, nobles and royalty did not plan on… Continue reading

Authentic Anubis Ashabti. Shabtis. Statue. Figure. Egypt.

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    Anubis is one of the most prominent and mystical gods of ancient Egypt. He was known since the earliest periods in the history of the civilization . . first mentioned during the First Dynasty period. In ancient Egyptian language, he was called Anpu or Inpu. … Continue reading

Museum Quality Chokwe Ceremonial Bird Mask. Angola / DRC. Africa.

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    An object d’art wooden bird mask, with a quality suitable for a museum exhibit. Superbly carved by Chokwe artisans to honor divine ancestors.   Acquired from a Pretoria South African Gallery whose owner has direct access to chiefs in the Congo. Based on my purchases and… Continue reading

Horned Kuba Helmet Mask. Wood & Paint. Bwoom. DRC. Congo. Africa

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  This was quite a find.   One of the three known royal masks, the helmet Bwoom is one of the oldest mask types used by the Kuba. These were introduced in the 17th Century by King Miko mi-Mbul.   Most often used in funerals, they are also used… Continue reading
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