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Antique Buddha. Wood with Gilt. 18th Century. Thailand

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    This is a rare find!   Acquired from the Hunt Slonem’s collection, an American painter and sculptor. Interestingly enough, one of his most well-known quotes is: “I would say my whole life could be summed up by the word ‘exotica’”. Wonder what the rest… Continue reading

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

Wood Ceremonial Mei Ancestor Spirit Mask, Iatmul Middle Sepik Papua New Guinea

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Detail: Very incised Mei Mask from Iatmul. Lots of painted scrolling ornament on the face and the famous curved nose adjoining the chin feature (with a serpent head at the chin). The red and white pigment is still present over all the mask. These masks (also… Continue reading

Wood Pole Kambot Ancestor Spirit Mask, Papua New Guinea

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Detail: Bold ancestor spirit mask from a Kambot village, Lower Sepik River in New Guinea. The knob at the bottom is for holding during dance rituals and ceremonies. Cassowary feathers surround the face. Collected in the early 1970’s. In excellent condition. Stand not included. This item is no longer available.

Bidayuh Amulet / Pendant, Borneo

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Detail: The Bidayuh are indigenous peoples found in southern Sarawak, Borneo. This amulet created from Sus Scrofa (wild boar tusk) and a carving in deer horn forms a trophy nearly 360 degrees in shape. The carving is of a Naga or dragon head. This pendant would… Continue reading

Wood Hippo, Nigeria Africa

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Detail: This is an older hand carved wooden hippopotamus. Solid wood with nice grain lines. I believe it is carved from fruitwood. Most likely carved in the 1950s or 1960s. Good condition with only minor blemishes. Sorry, but this item as been sold.

Rosewood Temple Carving, China

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Detail: Extraordinary craftsmanship. Multiple dragon details in the center section. On the back of that same center section are intertwined phoenix birds. Pillars with climbing dragons. Hanging lanterns at both levels. I think this is aged rosewood because of its weight and density. … Continue reading
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