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Statues, Sculptures, Figures, Heads & Busts

Museum Quality Lord Ganesh Sawankhalok Stoneware / Pottery Statue. Porcelain. 16/17th Century. Thailand.

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The best known of all traditional Thailand ceramics are those named and from Sawankhalok. Such stoneware is decorated in a rich brown glaze and decorated with an opaque glaze. The finely crackled surface of the glaze is lightly speckled from ash residue deposits during the low temperature glazing process.… Continue reading

Huge and Rare Yombe Nkisi / Nkondi Three – Faced Statue. Vili / Loango Tribe. DRC / Congo. Africa

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  During the 13th Century, the Kongo people began their expansion into Gabon, Zaire and Angola. One of the original tribes was called the Vili that now stretches across the coasts of Gabon and parts of the old Zaire.   Nail fetishes (aka Nkondi) are created to carry a… 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

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

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

Antique Reclining Sleeping Buddha. Hand Carved. Wood. Mirror & Gems. 24 K Gilt. Nepal

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    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 a grove of trees. He lay there, reclining on his right side, facing west, with his head supported by his… Continue reading

Large Very Fine Dehua Porcelain Kwan-yin GuanYin Buddha. Reclining or Sleeping Posture. Statue. Sculpture. China.

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      A bit about Dehua and the Dehua kilns: The district of Dehua is situated on the eastern slopes of the Daiyun Mountains of southern Fujian, some 50 miles inland. About the twelfth century, Dehua became the hinterland of the wealthy port of Quanzhou on the… Continue reading

Brass Phoenix Statue. Sculpture. In Flight. High Quality Casting. China.

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  MAGNIFICIENT! Male and female Phoenix’s are called fenghuang and reign over other mythological birds in Asia. Most likely thought of as “huang” (female) now, their feathers are of five colors: black, white, green and yellow… corresponding with Confucius’ five virtues: Ren – benevolence / charity /… Continue reading

Silverback Gorilla Head Sculpture. Dated and Signed. England

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    This sculpture is a much smaller version of the massive gorilla head I have on the site now (S-8288). However, the detail is phenomenal and the realism is matched.   This limited-edition – from their wildlife series – comes out of the Bowbrook Studios in the heart… Continue reading
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