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Helmet Mask.  Suku or Basuku People. Rite of Passage. Kholuka.  DNC / Zaire.  Africa

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  Suku people have lived in the southwestern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo (formally Zaire) since the 16th Century.  Their economic source is farming but occasionally join in communal hunts.   Suku’s are known for their large carved figures (e.g. fertility figures, crouching fetish figures, ancestral statues… Continue reading

Brass Chinese Horoscope / Astrology / Calendar Cobra Statue with Chinese Signs, China

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Detail:  This is a great piece, obviously made for the Year of the Snake (or Sign of the Snake).  That could have been for 1905, 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, etc.  With a origination date near mid-1900’s, it might have been for 1953’s celebration of the Year of… Continue reading

Bronze Vessel, China

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Detail:  Fang-i stylings from the early Chou Dynasty (late 11th to early 10th Century BC).  This vessel has a lot of symbols and animals covering it.  Inscripton (12 symbols) adorn the  inside bottom of vessel.  Heavy segment flanges run down corners.  Large handles… Continue reading
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