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Large Balinese Garuda with Vishnu Riding. Hindu. Temple Art. Wood. Ubud. Bali. Indonesia

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  Truly Stunning!   By now you know the significance of this Hindu deity riding between the Garuda (protector) wings. If not, ask me. I have books on the symbolism .   Carved in the 1940s -1950s in the town of Ubud in the… Continue reading

Khotan Hetian Nephrite Jade Sculptures. Pair. Cockeral. Cock. Rooster. China.

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    This nephrite jade comes from the head waters of the Yurungkash River (Kulun Mountains), just north of the Hotan in the Xinjiang Province in western China. It’s color is a whitish green celadon.   Artisans carve and polish to a semi-opaque tone…. and then hand polish with… Continue reading

BOOK: Rare. “Art of the Ancestors Nias Batak Dayak”. Hardcover. 2009. English. Alliance Francaise de Singapour

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    Indonesian tribal art is among the most intriguing and varied in the world. There are as many styles and expressions as there are ethnic and cultural groups. Each of these groups produces unique objects of great interest and beauty that are used in rituals and ceremonies …. … Continue reading

Museum Quality 11th Century Khmer Sculpture. Jayavarman II Era. Angkorian-styled. Sandstone. Cambodia

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    Jayavarman II was a 9th-century king of Cambodia, widely recognized as the founder of the Khmer Empire, the dominant civilization on the Southeast Asian mainland from the 10th Century until the mid 15th century. He has been regarded as the king who laid the foundation of the Angkor… 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

Buddha, The Spread of Buddhist Art in Asia, Hardbound Book, Japan

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Detail: If you like phenomenal full color Buddhist photos, you will love this 219 page book. Text is in Japanese with English text on all exhibits. Published in a large format (9” x 11”) in 1998, this book has over 150 color plates depicting various Buddha statues… Continue reading

Hand Carved Male Spirit Figure, Keram River, Papua New Guinea

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Detail: This is a representation of the sacred cockatoo bird man from Papua New Guinea. Hand carved. Museum quality and in very good condition. Circa mid-1900s. From an antiquities dealer / collector in Noosa Head Australia. Stunning! For the Serious Collector. I’m sorry, this item has been sold.

Dehua Porcelain Guardian Deity / Figure, China

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Detail: Many Chinese put this type of statue in the hallways or entrances of their home to guard and bless the family. Solid feeling and smooth are two of the indicators of Dehua porcelain. Dehua is located in the Fujian Province of China and is one… Continue reading

Wood Garuda Statue, Indonesia

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Detail: Well known in Hindu religion, this statue was hand carved in Indonesia. My best guess is Java. Nice details and also a gold gilt in various places on the statue to add good contrast and definition. Circa mid-1900’s. From a “Garuda” collector… Continue reading

Bronze Sculpture – Horse & Swallow – Ma ta fei yan Statue, China

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Detail: The running horse with its right hind hoof on a swallow is a familiar cultural relic from the Eastern Han Dynasty (25 to 220 AD). I have seen many of these over the last 20 years but I especially like this one with its elegant and delicate… Continue reading
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