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Bowls, Boxes, Bells, Gongs, Medicine Holders. Containers not considered vessels

Pharaonic Wood Box with Shabti/Ushabti. Hand Painted. Luxor. Egypt.

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    Original pieces from ancient Egypt are almost impossible to acquire at a reasonable price. And there are the issues of importing, exporting, authentication and language.   With that said, here is an item that is old but not necessarily ancient.   Pharaonic figures painted on a small… Continue reading

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

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  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

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    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

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

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

Large 19th Century Lacquerware Alms Box. Buddhist. 3-Piece. Designs. Elephants. Mandalay. Northern Myanmar. Burma.

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    From Mandalay – the city and royal capital of northern Burma.   Elephants, elephants, elephants . . . all around and on the bottom. Elephants are most revered among most animals by Buddhists throughout Southeast Asia . . .and they appear all over this box along… Continue reading

Purple 8″ Frosted 99.9% Quartz Crystal Singing Bowl “B” Chakra. Crown or 7th Chakra. Nepal

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  This crystal bowl is tuned to the key B, the frequency the flows through the Crown or 7th Chakra, seen in light as brilliant white and/or purple.   The crown chakra is the life-force energy center located at the top of the head, the thousand petal (or… Continue reading

Rare Sapphire Infused and Pure Quartz Crystal Singing Bowl. 10″ F Chakra. Heart.

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    This stunning bowl is 99.9% pure crystal with an integration of sapphire crystals along the outside of the bowl. Love, warmth, compassion and joy are located in the center of the chest at the heart level. You will feel the vibrations there as it is tuned… Continue reading

Vintage Rich Yellow Cloisonne Enamel Bowl / Jar. Lid. Peony. With Stand. China.

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    Cloisonne, cloisonné, cloisonné . . . how simply gorgeous. The detail – with copper wire forming the partitions – is just stunning. And don’t get me started on the enamel work!   This piece is from the early 1950s and is in perfect condition. … Continue reading

Very old Porcelain Ming-Dynasty Blue / White Double Dragons Crackled Porcelain Incense Burner / Bowl. China

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    This burner appears to be very old, judging by the nature of the cracks, depth of color, and residue at the bottom of the inside.   Acquired from a wealthy family’s estate in Nanyang in Henan Province. Wonderful ambiance. Stand not included
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