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Maitland-Smith Bronze Monkey Card or Candle Holder.  Singerie.  Philippines

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    Singerie, a visual arts depiction, can be found back in ancient Egypt but more popular in France over the last couple of centuries.  The word – singerie – is the name given to a visual arts genre depicting monkeys imitating human behavior.  Such monkeys are often… Continue reading

Large Bulu  Boulou Gorilla Ape Statue. Sculpture.  Carved Figure. Simian.  Museum Quality.  Cameroon

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    Simian sculptures and figures from the equatorial forest of West Africa have been a mystery to anthropologists and sociologists for years. What is their purpose?   It only takes some imagination to realize the historical relationships and interactions with lowland gorillas and this tribe.   Bottom line: … Continue reading

Bulu Style Ape Mask.  Fang Group.  Ngi ritual.  Cameroon Grasslands.  Africa.

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    Bordering on Cameroon and Gabon, the Bulu are part of the larger Fang group and share cultural similarities.   UNIQUE?  Yes, because the Bulu practice the ngi ritual… where members wear this “gorilla” mask to ward off sorcery and poisonings.  This anti-witchcraft society whose leadership is… 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

Antique Heavy Bronze Monkey Bowl, Europe

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Detail:  A delightful heavy bronze bowl – likely from England.  I think this is from the mid- to late- 1800’s.  Acquired from the estate of a avid bronze collector and dealer.  A great gift to put your monkey business in.  No stands are included. I… Continue reading
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