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Gan Bronze. Snake with Rider. Serpent. Carving. Sculpture. Burkinabe People. Burkina Faso. Africa.

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    A lost wax casting and just like others the mold is destroyed every time resulting in a unique and original piece from Burkina Faso. So this is the only piece like this you will ever see.   The Gan ethnic group believe that the serpent possesses protective… Continue reading

Large Antique Mummy Human Ushabti. Shabti. Statue. Funerary Figure. Private Collection. Terracotta. Egypt

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    Ushabti funerary figures – like this one – were placed in tombs with other grave goods and were intended to act as a surrogate of the deceased owner to undertake menial tasks in the afterlife. Ushabti is translated to “answerer”.   From a very large… Continue reading

Parang Ilang or Mandau Dayak Sword Weapon, Borneo

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Detail: The Parang Ilang (or Mandau, meaning double blades) is the traditional weapon for the Dayak people of Borneo. These swords are believed to have supernatural powers and are passed from generation to generation. Associated with the headhunting ceremony, these swords are both a work of art in itself and… Continue reading
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