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Dehua Porcelain Guardian Deity / Figure, China

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Detail: Many Chinese put this type of statue in the hallways or entrances of their home to guard and bless the family. Solid feeling and smooth are two of the indicators of Dehua porcelain. Dehua is located in the Fujian Province of China and is one… Continue reading

Wall Panel Double Headed Naga, Java, Indonesia

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Detail: In Hinduism, the Nagas (snake) are an ancient race of snake-humans that brought fertility. In Java, these are wealthy underworld deities in a more dragon form. The two dragons have eight deities on their back and were thought to be creators of time itself. This wall art panel dates… Continue reading

Guro Tribal Fertility Mask, Ivory Coast Africa

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Detail: Guro masks usually consist of narrow faces, large foreheads. The Guro mask represents the spirit of Gu, the wife of Zamble, a deity. Gu is usually depicted as elegant, graceful, serene and beautiful. These masks are generally used in sacrificial gatherings, funerals and celebrations. Circa mid-1900’s. Pristine condition.
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