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Cartonnage Fragment Winged Scarab.  Authentic.  712-322 BCE.   Egypt

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    Cartonnage is an Egyptology and Papyrology term used to describe plastered layers of fiber or papyrus . . . flexible enough (when wet) to mold around irregular surfaces such as a body, cases, coffins, masks during the funerary process.  Such a finished flat surface allowed for painting… Continue reading

Ancestor Figure. Lower Sepik. Wood statue. Papua New Guinea.

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    Well carved and in good condition.  Acquired from a retired mechanical engineer who was stationed in PNG on a gold mining operation.   Authentic.       From the 1940s.   Hard to find in this condition.

Small and Authentic Dayak Orang Ulu Shaman Carrier Container. Kayan. Kalimantan. Borneo.

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  A Orang Ulu shaman carrier / container is primarily used to store medicine, herbs, roots and other plantation items. The carrier is adorned with the naga motif, the common Buah Berinjan vines, two ancestral Dayak warriors on the two poles and accented with the woven vine / rattan material… Continue reading

Extremely Rare.  Original & Guaranteed.  Nuchu Wooden Shaman Medicine & Healing Figure. Nele.  Kuna Guna.  Panama

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  This is a representation of a medicine man (Nele).  A spirit is summoned from the figure and the soul of the patient is placed within.   To aid in the healing process, the shaman chants and the burning of cacao beans in a clay censer beneath the… Continue reading

Deeply Carved Luba Kuba Helmet Mask.  Tribal.  Ceremonial.  DRC.  Congo.

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    Look at the dynamic carvings of this helmet mask.  The high and bulging forehead is quite normal for this ethnic group.  But the depth and symbolism of the carvings is quite extraordinary.  I have spent some time in trying to determine the significance of this… 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 esotericstuff.comland 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

Old and Antique Handcrafted Brass Tantrik Phurba. Nepal.

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    Phurba, also Phurwa, is a ritual object used to dispel and destroy obstacles.  It was originally used to mark out the perimeter of a sacred building  (temple or monastery).   Since that time, it was used in ritual and sacred ceremonies.   The three sided… Continue reading

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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