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Cartonnage Fragment Winged Scarab.  Authentic.  712-322 BCE.   Egypt

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    Cartonnage is an Egyptology and Papyrology term used to describe plastered layers of fiber or papyrus . . . flexible enough (when wet) to mold around irregular surfaces such as a body, cases, coffins, masks during the funerary process.  Such a finished flat surface allowed for painting… Continue reading

Very Old Bakongo Death Mask.  DRC. Congo.  Africa.

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    The solidarity of the Bakongo people has a long history based on the dynamics of the Kongo Kingdom, first discovered in the fifteenth century by a Portuguese explorer.   There are numerous subgroups / tribes that make up the cultural and spiritual complex.  Examples:  the Vili,… Continue reading
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