Global Art & Artifacts

Products!

Ancestor Figure. Lower Sepik. Wood statue. Papua New Guinea.

Click the photo above for a larger version and more pictures

    Well carved and in good condition. Acquired from a retired mechanical engineer who was stationed in PNG on a gold mining operation. Authentic. From the 1940s.   Hard to find in this condition.

Tanagra Terracotta Woman Figurine. Himation Robe. Vase. Hellenistic Greek Period. Boeotia Greece

Click the photo above for a larger version and more pictures

    In the 1860s, Greek field peasants unearthed hundreds of clay figurines in ancient graves near the town of Bratsi, in the region of Boeotia, 40+ miles north of Athens. The more they dug, the more they unearthed beautifully made small terracotta statues. They seemed to be… Continue reading

Pre Columbian Teotihuacan Clay Bust. Figure. Statue. Teotihuacan Culture. Mesoamerica. Mexico

Click the photo above for a larger version and more pictures

    Teotihuacan is an ancient Mesoamerican city located 30 miles northeast of Mexico City. The city – which was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987 – was settled in early 400 B.C. and evolved into a powerful and influential city by 400 A.D. However, when the… Continue reading

Pre Columbian Seated Clay Figure. Statue. Classic Veracruz. Idol. Veracruz. Mexico

Click the photo above for a larger version and more pictures

    Classic Veracruz culture refers to a cultural area in the north and central areas of the present-day Mexican state of Veracruz, a culture that existed from roughly 100 to 1000 AD.   This particular statue is from the Late Classic Period or between the 6th and 8th Century… Continue reading

Small and Authentic Dayak Orang Ulu Shaman Carrier Container. Kayan. Kalimantan. Borneo.

Click the photo above for a larger version and more pictures

  A Orang Ulu shaman carrier / container is primarily used to store medicine, herbs, roots and other plantation items. The carrier is adorned with the naga motif, the common Buah Berinjan vines, two ancestral Dayak warriors on the two poles and accented with the woven vine / rattan material… Continue reading

Batak Hand Carved Wooden Scale Box. Gold. Halangan North Sumatra

Click the photo above for a larger version and more pictures

    Batak tribes are well known for their carved medicine containers like this (see C-7734, for another). This one is less artistic and more functional, but using the traditional motifs of the Singa (protective creature) and ASO (human-like heads).   Functional? This particular container was used (lightly)… Continue reading

Ceremonial Phurba. Mahakala. Hand carved in Boxwood. Hand polished. Kathmandu Valley. Nepal

Click the photo above for a larger version and more pictures

    The phurba – aka kila – was and is used as a ritual implement to signify stability on sacred grounds/earth during ceremonies.   As a tool of exorcism, the kila can hold demons in place . . . binding and pinning down negative energies from the mind… Continue reading

Marka Mask. Bamana Kingdom / People. Marka Tribe. Mali. Africa

Click the photo above for a larger version and more pictures

  The over 2 million Bamana people form the largest ethnic group in Mali and occupy the savannah in the central portion of the country. The Bamana (aka Bambara) kingdom was founded in the 17th Century and reached their height of power in the mid- to late-1700s.   The Marka… Continue reading

Cambodian Khmer Art Sandstone Sculpture. 17/18th Century. Gautama Buddha. Naga. Macalinda. Enlightenment. Cambodia

Click the photo above for a larger version and more pictures

  In the Angkorian style, this excellent sculpture depicts a naga (serpent) as the protector of Buddha. The Buddha, seated in the Virasana pose, is meditating on three graduated coils of the serpent king, Mucalinda. This ancient Virasana pose should not be confused with the Hero pose currently… Continue reading

Chronicles of the Tombs: A Select Collection of Epitaphs, Preceded by an Essay On Epitaphs and Other Monumental Inscriptions, With Incidental Observations On Sepulchral Antiquities. 1864. T. Pettigrew

Click the photo above for a larger version and more pictures

The title pretty much sums up the content. But for you Bibliophiles and Antiquarians out there who love to collect, read and admire rare and old books, this is the book for you. In the future when you visit any tomb, whether in Britain, Egypt, China . .… Continue reading
1 2 3 133
Search EsotericStuff.com
SERIOUS COLLECTORS
NOTE to the Art Collector, Gallery Owner, Dealer or Academic: click here for items unique to your requirements.
Product Categories
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