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Huge Moro Gunong Kris Sword, Philippines

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Details: Named after a god who defends against evil and misfortune. This type of sword is used in exorcisms. It is very rare due to the size and the massiveness of the kris-type blade. Museum quality condition.

Porcelain Phoenix Flower Fern Bowl, China

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Marked as the QianLong period (1736-1796 AD) of the Qing Dynasty. This is a superb porcelain bowl in mint condition. The vibrant colors are unbelievable. A certificate of authenticity is included from an art dealer. This stunning bowl has been sold. Thanks. V.N. !

Mid-sized Cabinet with Inlay Panel, China

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Details: Hard elm wood. Covered with a red leather-type fabric, stitched and then hand painted. This gorgeous cabinet features a flower and bird carved gilt front panel inlay and paintings on top and all sides. Inside of the cabinet has unique Chinese character covering. There is a functioning drawer on… Continue reading

Tibetan Tamang, Shaman Drum, Tibet

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Details: Used by Himalayan Tribal Shamans to induce trances and call local Deities into one’s body. The handle has many similarities of a phurba – another ritualistic piece – with its multi-faced top and the shape down to the point. Comes with a beat stick, itself unique. This is an… Continue reading

Archaic Jade and Bronze Censer, China

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Details: A very unique composition mix yielding a stately vessel. Called a Scholar Censer (incense burner) most likely because of the scholar statue – with lute in arm – on the top of the lid. The designs are a mix of graphic elements, geckos and birds, as seen around the mid-section of the vessel.

Swords and Hilt Weapons, Coe, Connolly, et al.

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Details: A must-have book for all sword enthusiasts. This book covers 16 distinct areas with three categories: composition (stone, bronze, iron), period (from Greece to American swords and knives), and swords of Asia, India, Africa and pre-conquest America. 1993. 230 pages. Excellent condition.

Oceanic Art, Anthony JP Meyer

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Details: Huge, informative book of the three great cultural areas of Oceania – Melanesia, Polynesia and Micronesia. This book presents Oceanic Art in all its diversity: masks, jewelry, weapons, canoe prows, over modeled skulls, tapa and major representations of the deities. Lushly illustrated with photographs never before seen. In three… Continue reading

Sanxingdui Treasured Stamps Album, Issued by Sichuan Province Philatelic Corporation.

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Detail: This album commemorates ancient gold masks from China and Egypt. On October 12, 2001, China and Egypt jointly issued a set of stamps in two pieces titled, “Ancient Gold Masks”. They featured the gold mask unearthed in Sanxingui and the Toutankhamon (Pharaoh of the ancient Egypt) gold mask. This… Continue reading

Book: Masks of Black Africa, Segy

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Detail: Filled with useful and informative information for African mask collectors. Subjects include Myth, Ritual and Dance, Ideology, Uses of African Masks, Classifications, Facial Characteristics, Tribal Styles, Psychological Motivations. Many plates. 1976. 264 photos, 248 pages. Very good condition.

Book: Ancient Chinese Bronzes, Watson

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Detail: An absolute must for those who collect Chinese bronzes. This book is broken down by Ritual Vessels, Ornament, Inscriptions on the Vessels, Mirrors and includes notes on bronze techniques and a selected bibliography. 128 pages of text and 104 detailed plates. 1962. 232 pages. Very good condition.
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