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RARE BOOK: Majapahit Terracotta Art. Hilda Soemantri. New. Dust Cover. 1997

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  This very hard to find book explores the terracotta art of the Majapahit Kingdom (1293 – 1527 AD) with a range of cultural and political influence that included Indonesia, Malaysia and foreign entities such as Malayu, Thailand, Champa and Kampuchea.   Chapters include: Majapahit – A Historical Survey;… Continue reading

Old Hand Carved Reclining Buddha. Wood. Mirror Gems. Thailand.

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  Peaceful. Beautifully detailed robe and adorned with multicolored mirrors. From a collector of Thai statues in Miami Florida USA.   The reclining Buddha represents Shakyamuni. It is said that the Buddha knew death was approaching and asked his disciples to prepare a couch for him in… Continue reading

Very Large Ammonite Fossil. Cleoniceras. Large. 153mm. Cut and Polished. Two Halves. Whole. Tulear. Madagascar.

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Way more than a simple decor piece!   Ammonites are anywhere from 75 to 450 million years old. Their closest living relatives are: octopus, squid, cutterfish and the chambered Nautilus. Ammonites got their name from the spiral shape . . . resembling tightly coiled rams’ horns.… Continue reading

Ancient Clay Pottery Pitcher. Jug. Wine. Water. Funerary / Burial. Greek / Roman. Israel.

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  This was acquired from an estate of an Israeli archaeologist . . . about him, I know little or nothing.   This vessel seems very primitive to be a Greek or Roman Burial vessel. It is more likely to be an ancient funerary vessel placed in the tomb… Continue reading

Dehua White Porcelain Kwan-yin Guanyin Buddha on Lotus Blossom. China.

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    You have heard my many descriptions of Kwan-yin or Guanyin…. Goddess of Mercy or “The One Who Perceives the Sounds of the World” or “The Most Widely Loved Buddhist Divinity”.   But what I might not have mentioned is that some Buddhists believe that when a fellow follower… Continue reading

Brass / Bronze Dragon Cane Head. China.

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  Just pull or saw off your old boring cane head and stick this elegant and cultural head on the end of the cane stick.   The mythological creature called a Dragon – the pattern of royal epithets in history – is believed to symbolize power, strength and fortune… Continue reading

BOOK: Islands and Ancestors: Indigenous Styles of Southeast Asia. 1988.

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  I was able to acquire another LIKE NEW copy of this valuable resource book. A full 364 pages with numerous illustrations and photographs.   The Metropolitan Museum of Art with editors: Douglas Newton and Jean Barbier.   This is an excellent coffee table book or a research book on your professional bookshelf.

Hand Carved Famille Rose Porcelain Vase. Cutout Design. Incised. Qianlong Marked. China

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    A gorgeous see-through cutout porcelain vase with intricate carved designs and hand painted in enamel with floral decorations. I love these overglazed rose colors of pink and carmine.   The mark is that of Qianlong Nian Zhi – Qianlong Period Make. Qianlong is the… Continue reading

Porcelain Tang Dynasty – Styled Sancai Horse Sculpture. Ceramic Statue. China

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    I was thrilled to acquire this mid-sized horse from a Tongchuan kiln (central Shaanxi province) known for quality sancai ceramics. Made from white clay, coated with a colored glaze and fired at 800 degrees Celsius. The polychrome effect was obtained by using a manganese and… Continue reading

Original Art. Replica. Egyptian Female Mummy Head. Custom. Hand Made. USA.

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  NO WHERE ELSE, but EsotericStuff!!!! The artist is quite remarkable. Davis Faler is best known for his original sculptures of original and contemporary classic horror genre. The profile and face reminds me of many sketches and photographs I have seen many times in my Egyptian reference books.… Continue reading
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