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Old and Rare 18th Century Alabaster Chinese Warrior / Guardian Temple Statue / Head, China

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This is indeed a special Warrior / Guardian Head.  It is a typical image used at the entrances of Chinese temple compounds.  Well carved with a fierce expression and detailed features.  Alabaster stone.  On a museum mount.  Certainly one of a kind and in perfect… Continue reading

Old Mandarin Ivory Wise Man, China

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Detail:  In this case, the “Mandarin Ivory” is an alabaster composite.  A vintage figurine of a wise bishop-looking man holding a book and scroll.  Pristine condition.  Age unknown but most likely 1950’s.

Alabaster Burmese Disciple Statue, Burma

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A recently excavated 18th Century Shan period disciple sitting on a wire/wood base.  These statues are commonly found along the walls of  temples.  This is an authentic piece and very rare. . . .  especially in this perfect condition.   Charcoal or chalk were… Continue reading
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