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COIN:  Ancient-Looking Greek Coin.  Silver Plated.  Greece.

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    Alexander the Great:  I’ve spent almost a year now researching him, his family, his enemies (who turned allies), his horse, his motivations, his mental state, his death, his art, his monuments and homes… and a lot more.   Here is a replica coin from his era .… Continue reading

COIN:  Minted and Circulated Greek 100 & 50 Drachmas (GRD).  Alexander the Great & Homer Images. 

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    Alexander the Great:  I’ve spent almost a year now researching him, his family, his enemies (who turned allies), his horse, his motivations, his mental state, his death, his art, his monuments and homes… and a lot more.   Complex, intriguing, fascinating . . . with many “no… Continue reading

Authentic Master Quality Bronze and Crystal Tantrik Kapala.  Handcrafted.  Nepal.

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  A true tantrik (a doctrine of enlightenment of the oneness of one’s self and the visible world; combines elements of Hinduism and paganism including magical and mystical elements like mantras, mudras and exotic rites; especially influential in Tibet).  Kapala were made from a human skull bone / cap,… Continue reading

Vintage Maitland Smith Bronze Pair of Monkeys Carrying a Dish.  Business Card.  Candle.   Singerie. Statue.  Figure. Casting.  Philippines.

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    A new word for some of us:  Singerie.  Not sure what the Maitland Smith folks had in mind when they created this casting of monkeys, carrying a dish- like-object on two poles.  But it has a history.   Singerie, a visual arts depiction, can be… Continue reading

1940s Kabuto Samurai Helmet.  Bronze.  Miniature. Japan

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    Kabuto is a type of helmet worn by ancient Japanese warriors, samurai . . . who basically ruled Japan for over 600 years.  Yes, they protected warriors but there was a psychological factor:  power and might.  The higher the Samurai rank the more… Continue reading

Batak Shaman Spiritual Staff.  Simalungun People.  Lake Toba. Sumatra 

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    Sumatra is just one island of the 17,000 islands in the chain called Indonesia. The cultures specific to different islands have long been isolated from one another resulting is significant diversity. Sumatra – one of Indonesia’s largest islands – it is home to the Batak tribes.   Shamen… Continue reading

Rare Telsum Protective Tribal Necklace.  Silver Metal.  Borama Oromo Tribe. Ethiopia.

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    Crafted by the Borama Oromo tribe in southern Ethiopia.   For an engagement or just protection from the evil eye, this is a true collector’s piece and honors traditional Ethiopian heritage.  Each telsum box or triangle is forced individually by hand, making this one unique and one-of-a-kind.… 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

Lovely Finial.  Blue & White “Longevity” Ball.  Lamp. Light. Porcelain.  China.

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    Perfect condition B&W Porcelain “Longevity” finial with brass standard base.

Richly Carved Spear. Staff.  Wood.  Blackwater River. Shaman.  ESP.  PNG  New Guinea

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  I have seen many spears from this region of New Guinea during my 50 years of collecting but not quite like this one.  The intricate wood carving with its design and detail is quite spectacular.   I believe it is carved from Black Palm.  Black Palm is… Continue reading
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