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Coptic Christian Cross. Prayer. Blessing. Handmade. Abyssinian. Ethiopia

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  This Abyssinian Cross reflects the elaborate style of Ethiopian crosses. The history of Christianity in Ethiopia is longstanding, dating back to the fourth century A.D.. At that time, King Ezana, ruler of Aksum, made it the court religion.   Ethiopian monarchs gave notable monasteries larger crosses, but just… Continue reading

Hongshan Culture Jade Fenghuang / Phoenix Sculpture. Neolithic Period. Original Art. China.

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    Funerary and tomb art pieces depicting the mythological bird – fenghuang / phoenix – first appeared over 8000 years ago on jade and pottery pieces among the northeastern tribes of China. During the Hongshan Culture (4700 – 2900 B.C.), handcarved jade pieces like this were produced to… Continue reading

Egyptian Museum Quality Replica. Ushabti. Shabti. Funerary Statue / Sculpture. Egypt / Australia.

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This is a detailed replica of a Ushabti – aka Shabti – a funerary statue or figure placed in tombs in ancient Egypt. Such figures were intended to act as substitutes for the deceased, should he/she be called upon to do manual labor in the afterlife. The hieroglyphic text… Continue reading

Bronze Elder or Monk Seated on Bench. China

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A detailed bronze piece from a Beijing home.
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