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Egyptian Goddess Isis Mask. Stone. Valley of Kings. Egypt.

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    Original pieces from ancient Egypt are almost impossible to acquire at a reasonable price. And there are the issues of importing, exporting, authentication and language.   With that said, here is an item that is old but not necessarily ancient.   Isis (aka Aset) – a major… Continue reading

Pre Columbian Seated Clay Figure. Statue. Classic Veracruz. Idol. Veracruz. Mexico

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    Classic Veracruz culture refers to a cultural area in the north and central areas of the present-day Mexican state of Veracruz, a culture that existed from roughly 100 to 1000 AD.   This particular statue is from the Late Classic Period or between the 6th and 8th Century… Continue reading

Vintage Balinese Rangda Mask. Mythology. Durga. Bali.

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    Rangda – a dramatic manifestation of the Goddess of the Underworld, Durga – is the demon queen of the Leyaks. Leyaks are spirit/ghost-like figures in Bali that appear as humans during the daylight but – at night – their head and entrails break off from their bodies… Continue reading

Old Solid Sandstone Parvati. Gauri. Bust. Head. India

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    Parvati is a Hindu goddess of fertility, love, beauty, marriage, children and devotion. Add to that: divine strength and power . . . which seems to sum up what is positive in the world today.   The main thing to know is that Parvati is… Continue reading

Dehua Porcelain Kwan-yin Statue with Celadon Glaze. Fujian Province. China

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    A traditional Blanc de Chine porcelain statue from the Dehua kilns but with a celadon glaze. Such colored glazes can only be added to a specific type of porcelain clay. The “southern” kilns invented and refined the celadon technique during the Song Dynasty. Longquan kilns gained… Continue reading

Goddess – perhaps Rice Goddess – Statue, Thailand

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Detail: I believe this is a representation of Thailand’s Rice Goddess. Made from a composite of buffalo bone and resin. Hand finished and polished to a dark burgundy tone. Gorgeous. From a private collector in San Francisco. Circa mid- to late-1900’s. Perfect condition.

Bronze Hindu Goddess Durga on Dawon, India

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Detail: As a goddess, Durga’s feminine power contains the energies of the gods. She holds – in her many arms – weapons from various gods. Durga was created as a warrior goddess to fight demons (namely Mahisha). She rides on her Dawon (lion or tiger). … Continue reading
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