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Terracotta Soldier Warrior Head. General.  Replica.  Qin Shi Huang.  Xi’an City.  China

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  In the early spring of 1974, workers sinking a well in Xiyang Village suddenly discovered an ancient bronze weapon and pieces of broken terracotta armored warriors.  That was the start.  Within two years, three pits were found and within 8,000 terracotta warriors, horses and more than 100… Continue reading

Funerary Pottery Head.  Akan.  Ghana

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    Such terracotta and clay sculptures were made to serve a strictly funerary purpose, honoring – as well as commemorating –  the dead. This head may represent a deceased man. It may have stood alone or have been part of a group of figures in or around the… Continue reading

Ashanti Funerary Head. Sculpture. Ancestral. Akan.  Central Rain Forests. Ghana. Africa

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    Ashanti peoples – a major ethnic group of the Akans – transformed physicality to their beliefs about death and the afterlife through the medium of clay. From the second half of the sixteenth century, terracotta sculpture produced primarily by Ashanti women played a role in funerary rites .… Continue reading

Old Hand Carved Shakyamuni Buddha Head.  Statue.  China.

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    Shakyamuni aka Gautama Buddha was the founder of Buddhism.  Shakya was the tribe/clan to which his family belonged.  . He was the son of Shuddhodana, the king of the Shākyas, a small tribe whose kingdom was located in the foothills of the Himalayas, south of… Continue reading

Terracotta Soldier Warrior Head. Officer.  Replica.  Qin Shi Huang.  Xi’an City.  China

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    In the early spring of 1974, workers sinking a well in Xiyang Village suddenly discovered an ancient bronze weapon and pieces of broken terracotta armored warriors.  That was the start.  Within two years, three pits were found and within 8,000 terracotta warriors, horses and more than… Continue reading

Egyptian Queen Nefertiti Head.  Bust.  Limestone Fragment.  Aswan. Egypt

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    Bust carved into a piece of limestone.  Stunning.    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… Continue reading

Bust / Head Sculpture of Alexander The Great.  Reproduction.  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.   Complex, intriguing, fascinating . . . with many… Continue reading

Majapahit Kingdom Sandstone Head Fragment.  Estate find.  Bali.

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    A Majapahit Kingdom – one of the last major Hindu empires of the Malay archipelago – in eastern Java from 1293 to around 1500.  The Majapahit society developed a high degree of sophistication in both commerical and artistic activities . . .  yielding a cosmopolitan population… 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 esotericstuff.com thing to know is that Parvati is… Continue reading

Pre-Columbian Ritual Mask.  Inca.  Peru.  Collectors Estate.  Clay.  Peru

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    Purchased from the estate of Garcia Fernandez Collection in Miami Florida.  Mr.  Fernandez lived in Peru from 1950 to 1980.  This piece was collected in 1968.   Even though there have been repairs made, there are no major pieces missing.  Stand is not included.
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