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

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    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… Continue reading

Rare Song Dynasty Tomb Panel Tile .  Flying Horse.  Terracotta / Clay.  Houma City.  Shan Xi Province.  China.

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  Tomb panel were common in many dynasties.  In the Song Dynasty (960 – 1279 AD) these panels could be of two types:  a wood panel craved in the tomb itself OR a stone panel that lined the walls or panels within the tomb.   This one is… Continue reading

Lead Crystal Pyramid.  Laser Etched.  Paperweight.  Hieroglyphics.  Maadi Egypt

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    One of the coolest paperweights I have run across.   In perfect condition.  Shipped with cloth bag and box.

Authentic Cartonnage Fragment.  Hierogyphics. Coffin linen & papyrus.  Circa 300 B.C. Sais, Ancient Egypt 

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    Cartonnage is an Egyptology and Papyrology term used to describe plastered layers of fiber or papyrus . . . flexible enough (when wet) to mold around irregular surfaces such as a body, cases, coffins, masks during the funerary process.  Such a finished flat surface allowed for painting… Continue reading

Authentic Cartonnage Fragment Winged Isis. Coffin linen.  Circa 300 B.C. Papyrus.  Ancient Egypt 

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  Cartonnage is an Egyptology and Papyrology term used to describe plastered layers of fiber or papyrus . . . flexible enough (when wet) to mold around irregular surfaces such as a body, cases, coffins, masks during the funerary process.  Such a finished flat surface allowed for painting of… Continue reading

Large Egyptian Obelisk Statue.  Incense Container.  Hieroglyphs.  Egypt.

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    Egyptian tapered monolithic pillars (obelisks) were erected in pairs at the entrances of ancient temples.  Often carved out of one piece of stone – usually granite from Aswan – they were covered in alloys of gold and silver.  All four sides were embellished with hieroglyphics, … Continue reading

Vintage Letter Opener.  Sword.  Perhaps Silver Plated.  1960s.  Bangkok Thailand

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  Acquired from a Pan Am worker who purchased it in a gift store in Bangkok in the 1960s.   Lightweight.  Not suitable for rough/tough envelopes.   In excellent condition with original box

Antique / Vintage Headhunters Letter Opener.  Miniature.  Sterling silver.  Brass.  Borneo

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    Authentic headhunting swords like this were popular in the mid- to late- 1800s . . . even up to the mid-1900s (in certain locations).   The primitive weapon collector I purchased it from said it had a sterling silver foundation with copper inlay and brass handle . .… Continue reading

Stone Scorpion Scarab.  Amulet.  Paperweight.  Figure.  Heliopolis.  Egypt.

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    This large amulet is not really a scarab, even though the scorpion is strongly associated with scarabs.  The reason is that scorpions are common on the belly side of scarab beetle figures.   Scorpions like this are associated with the Egyptian goddess of Serket.  She was… Continue reading

Elegant 1899 Solid Sterling Silver Letter Opener.  Mother of Pearl.  Maker’s Mark. London England

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    Genuine London Sterling Silver ferruled opener with a hand carved cylindrical shaped mother of pearl handle and mirror polished steel blade.  WOW!   Cap and ferrule are fully hallmarked with the letter “d” denoting 1899.  The lion passant, leopards head and maker’s mark (As& Hn) fully… Continue reading
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