Global Art & Artifacts

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COIN:  Ancient-Looking Greek Coin.  Silver Plated.  Greece.

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    Alexander the Great:  I’ve spent almost a year now researching him, his family, his enemies (who turned allies), his horse, his motivations, his mental state, his death, his art, his monuments and homes… and a lot more.   Here is a replica coin from his era .… Continue reading

Brass Sculpture Statue of Alexander the Great.  Majestic. Italy.   

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    Alexander the Great:  I’ve spent almost a year now researching him, his family, his enemies (who turned allies), his horse, his motivations, his mental state, his death, his art, his monuments and homes… and a lot more.   Complex, intriguing, fascinating . . . with many “no… Continue reading

Rare Salampasu / Basalampasu Warrior Mask.  Mukinka. Kasai River.  Congo DNC / Angola

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    There are about 60,000 Salampasu people who live east of the Kasai River (bordering the DRC and Angola).  History reveals that they are viewed with terror by adjacent tribes (e.g. Chokwe and Lunda).  The Salampasu are governed by territorial leaders who, in turn, supervise village chiefs.… Continue reading

Vintage Rich Yellow Cloisonne Enamel Bowl / Jar. Lid. Peony. With Stand. China.

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    Cloisonne, cloisonné, cloisonné . . .  how simply gorgeous.  The detail – with copper wire forming the partitions – is just stunning.  And don’t get me started on the enamel work!   This piece is from the early 1950s and is in perfect condition. … Continue reading

Large Desktop Prayer Wheel.  Handmade and Hand Crafted. Buddhist.  Paper Scroll.  Nepal

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Prayer wheels are Tibetan Buddhist praying instruments, with the mantra engraved:  Om Mani Padme Hum, Avalokitesvara’s mantra.  Prayers are also printed on a paper scroll rolled inside the metal cylinder.  Very powerful.   Prayer wheels are fixed to the walls of monasteries, grouped around stupas, found in… Continue reading

Marka / Warka Tribal Mask.  Wood and Copper.  Ceremonial.  Mali. Africa.

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  About 2.5 million Bambara people for the largest ethnic group in Mali.  The Bambara Kingdom  was founded in the 17th Century and reached its pinnacle by 1787.  It has always been an agricultural society with cattle rearing a secondary source of food.   In the northern… Continue reading

Stunning Copper / Turquoise / Coral Pot / Container. Alms. Tibet

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This is just gorgeous!  Inlaid with turquoise, coral and metal designs, you will have difficulty finding this anywhere.  Even designs on the bottom are detailed and quite elegant.  Circa early- to mid-1900s.  NOT Chinese made. For the Serious Collector.

Brass Wind Chime, China

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Detail: Very well crafted with new strings.  Deep rich tones with a coy fish weight to sound the chimes.  Nice patina.  Circa mid-1960’s to mid-1970’s.  Good condition.

Unique Vintage – Styled Custom Hammered Chess Board, Greece

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Detail:  You really have to see this unique board.  The colors and depth is unbelievable.  This chessboard has been around for a while but does not appear to have had much use.  It has melted enamel red and bluish-green coloring plus a layer of veneer that… Continue reading

Antique Bronze Pot / Vessel / Urn, China

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Detail:  A Museum Quality bronze urn with tremendous aesthetic value.  I acquired this piece from a fine arts gallery in Wisconsin.  Circa late-1800’s to early-1900’s.  It is indeed a quality piece in very good condition.  For the Serious Collector.   This classic Vessel has… Continue reading
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