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Magnificent Carved Hindu Architectural Corbel.  Fragment.  Temple.  Tamil Nadu, India

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    An antique – at least – carved architectural temple fragment.   It is populated by Hindu deities . . .  many hard for me to identify.  I am reasonably sure that Vishnu is in the center shown with multiple arms.  The raised arm is a… Continue reading

Terra Cotta Statue.  Funerary Figure.  Court Lady.  Tang Dynasty.  China.

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  A pottery figure of a Chinese court woman with up-swept hair and standing in a simple draped robe, typically seen in the Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD).   Women at the Chinese imperial court were highly trained in fashion, manners, etiquette but also music, dance and other pleasing arts. … Continue reading

Rare wrapped Zigua Mummy Figure.  Statue.  Tanzania.  Africa

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    The ethnic Zigula/Zigua are from the northern Pwani and southern Tanga  Regions of Tanzania.  Their art is poorly understood and frequently misidentified.   They have a vibrant tradition of ritual carvings . . . such as their “mummy” figures.  Some are wrapped in cloth and… Continue reading

Nail Fetish Statue.  Yombe.  Maternal Figure.  Carving.  Congo.  DRC.  Africa.

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    The vast Yombe area – the forested region of the Lower Zaire River – represents an important geographic chapter in the artistic history of black Africa.  It has the greatest, most prolific and finest concentration of maternity figures and stone statuary.   The Yombe female phemba statues… Continue reading

Senufo Double-Faced Mask.  Kpelie.  Tribal.  Ancestral.  Cote D’Ivoire Africa

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    The Senufo – a traditional agricultural people of the northern savanna – Kpelie masks either represent a Poro ancestor or a supernatural spirit of a deceased village person.   This double-faced mask has provided a variety of functions.  It is a significant part of the rites of… Continue reading

FROSTED Crystal Singing Bowl.  10”.  Heart Chakra. 352.4 Hz. F Note.   Green.  Meditation.  Healing.  Balance. 

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    Like all the singing bowls I carry, this green crystal bowl is of the highest quality with a purity higher than 99.99% quartz.   Put the rubber “O” ring beneath the bowl.  Tap the outside rim of the bowl and begin to guide the striker around the… Continue reading

Antique Malaccan Cane. Walking Stick.  Elegant and Stately.  Malacca. Malay Peninsula

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    Bone ball surrounded by a silver metal band.  Shaft is most likely Malaysian bamboo.  Definitely strong and stable.   Acquired it from an elderly “walking stick” collector in Portsmouth England.  He had acquired it in Malacca and was insistent that it was from the 1800s.… Continue reading

Castle Dragon Wall Sconce.  Up to 40 Watt Bulb.  Switch. COOOOL

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    Fun, fun, fun with or without Halloween around the corner.   Very detailed sculpted with designer resin . . . which is an elastomer based thermo plastic urethane type compound.   Yikes!   BUT,  the polymer does yield a highly detailed end product.  … Continue reading

Antique Tibetan Shakyamuni Buddha. Bronze.  Patina.   Bhumisparsa. Himalayan Foothills. Nepal

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    Although there are various Buddhas with many names, forms and who play multiple roles . . . . it is the Buddha Shakyamuni that we refer to when we say “the Buddha.”   Historically, Shakyamuni Buddha was a spiritual master who lived and taught in modern day India… Continue reading

Museum Quality Chokwe Mwana PWO Mask. Congo. DRC.  Africa

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    This stunning mask is from the Chokwe people of the Congo with similar masks coming from Angola.  Mwana Pwo masks are handcarved by a craftsmen to represent an ancestral spirit of Pwo or the archetype of womanhood and fertility.  Such efforts are significant  given the… Continue reading
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