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Magnificent Carved Hindu Architectural Corbel.  Fragment.  Temple.  Tamil Nadu, India

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    An antique – at least – carved architectural temple fragment.   It is populated by Hindu deities . . .  many hard for me to identify.  I am reasonably sure that Vishnu is in the center shown with multiple arms.  The raised arm is a… Continue reading

Antique Silver Mythical Chinese Qilin Chop / Seal, China

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Detail:  I do not have a lot of details on this chop but it appears to be a silver and nickel composite.  I secured this from a Midwest antique dealer.  I think it is a Qilin, a mythical Chinese beast.  They are known as good omens.… Continue reading
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