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Vintage Maitland Smith Bronze Pair of Monkeys Carrying a Dish. Business Card. Candle. Statue. Figure. Casting. Philippines.

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    A new word for some of us: Singerie. Not sure what the Maitland Smith folks had in mind when they created the humorous statue of monkeys, carrying a dish- like-object on two poles . . . fashionably attired and copying human behavior. This… Continue reading

Casting of Australopithecus boisei – Zinjanthropus – OH 5 Zinj Primate Skull, Tanzania Africa

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Detail: The discovery of the OH 5 Zinj skull was perhaps the most important transition in the history of paleoanthropology AND a most important find for Mary Leakey back in 1959. She found the skull in Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. This casting was made from the original 1.5… Continue reading

Primitive and Old Brass Dokra / Dhokra Woman / Animal Statue, East India

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Detail: Dokra / Dhokra is a tribal Indian handicraft. Thought to be the oldest form of metal casting (lost wax process). What makes these pieces so popular is a “varied designs” issue and because of its primitive simplicity. Images of ritual deities were popular with these… Continue reading

Primitive & Old Brass Dokra / Dhokra Elephant Statue, East India

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Detail: Dokra / Dhokra is a tribal Indian handicraft. Thought to be the oldest form of metal casting (lost wax process). What makes these pieces so popular is a “varied designs” issue and because of its primitive simplicity. Elephants were always the most popular for these… Continue reading
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