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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

Batak Hand Carved Wooden Scale Box. Gold. Halangan North Sumatra

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    Batak tribes are well known for their carved medicine containers like this (see C-7734, for another). This one is less artistic and more functional, but using the traditional motifs of the Singa (protective creature) and ASO (human-like heads).   Functional? This particular container was used (lightly)… Continue reading

Genuine Roman Terracotta Squat Oinochoe Jug. Italy

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    Oinochoe (aka oenochoe) is a greek term for a wine or other functional jug. The pouring spout and the handle rising from the jug is very typical of such jugs made between 50 B.C. and 100 A.D.. Some terracotta oinochoes are painted, have reliefs along the… Continue reading

Dayak Iban Native Pottery. Vase. Container. Tajau. Sarawak. Borneo. Malaysia

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    Iban Dayak pottery (aka Tajau) is a symbol of status, wealth and power. Even though the Dayak used the pottery for a variety of “daily” things (rice, water, wine, jewelry), it is also passed down through generations as a symbol of their familial beliefs. Occasionally, it… Continue reading

Oinochoe-styled Vessel. Reproduction. Athletes. Greece

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    Accurate replica and a quality reproduction of a 500 B.C. vessel by a Greek artist, Pvaglis in the mid-1900s, in Greece. Of course, hand painted. Recreated from actual pieces found during an archaeological excavation.   Acquired from a NYC collector who commissioned Pvaglis to produce a… Continue reading

Pre Columbian Chimu Blackware. Stirrup Vessel. Peru

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    The Chimu Kingdom culture – a large adobe city in the Moche Valley near the present day city of Trujillo – began their rise in 900 AD. They were masters in crafting black pottery in various shapes and forms.   I started being interested in their rather… Continue reading

Large 19th Century Lacquerware Alms Box. Buddhist. 3-Piece. Designs. Elephants. Mandalay. Northern Myanmar. Burma.

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    From Mandalay – the city and royal capital of northern Burma.   Elephants, elephants, elephants . . . all around and on the bottom. Elephants are most revered among most animals by Buddhists throughout Southeast Asia . . .and they appear all over this box along… Continue reading

Elegant & Antique Wooden Gothic-flavored Bowl. Hardwood & Brass. Family Shield. France.

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    Certainly a design classic with brass handles and rim. Perhaps a fruit bowl or container to hold the family jewels. Obviously from a wealthy family who had this handmade with their family crest.   Look at the details and condition. Quite spectacular. Dated… Continue reading

Ancient Clay Pottery Pitcher. Jug. Wine. Water. Funerary / Burial. Greek / Roman. Israel.

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  This was acquired from an estate of an Israeli archaeologist . . . about him, I know little or nothing.   This vessel seems very primitive to be a Greek or Roman Burial vessel. It is more likely to be an ancient funerary vessel placed in the tomb… Continue reading

Magnificent and Large Antique Champlevé Enameled Bronze Censer / Incense Burner Vessel / Container. China

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    Magnificent is a bit of an understatement for this stately vessel. Acquired from a Chinese family estate in Connecticut, this piece dates to the mid-1880s.   The design of dragon handles and the foo / fu dog on top is stunning and quite rare. Vented lid.… Continue reading
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