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RARE BOOK: Majapahit Terracotta Art. Hilda Soemantri. New. Dust Cover. 1997

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  This very hard to find book explores the terracotta art of the Majapahit Kingdom (1293 – 1527 AD) with a range of cultural and political influence that included Indonesia, Malaysia and foreign entities such as Malayu, Thailand, Champa and Kampuchea.   Chapters include: Majapahit – A Historical Survey;… Continue reading

Wood Garuda Statue, Indonesia

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Detail: Well known in Hindu religion, this statue was hand carved in Indonesia. My best guess is Java. Nice details and also a gold gilt in various places on the statue to add good contrast and definition. Circa mid-1900’s. From a “Garuda” collector… Continue reading

Older Vintage / Antique Walking Stick / Cane. Carved Dragon Handle. Indonesia

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Detail: This was purchased from an estate sale in Montana a few years ago. I think it is over 70 years old and was probably hand carved in Indonesia . . . perhaps Java or Bali. 36.5” long with – what looks like – a rubber… Continue reading

Large West Java Beetle for the Coleopterology and Entomology Lovers, West Java Indonesia

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Detail: THIS IS NOT ASIAN ART! Sure it is . . . Esoteric Asian Nature Art. Need a trophy to fit on a smaller shelf? Here is a Javanese beetle (Chalcosoma Caucasus) that is really eye-catching. Add him/her to your “cool” collections of… Continue reading

Two Giant Mantis Bugs – Entomology, Indonesia

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Detail: What the……??? This pair is not likely to be found in your bed unless you are living in a certain part of Java Indonesia. YIKES! One green and one yellow Eurycnema Versirubra. Fascinating and a bit scary. These would look great mounted in… Continue reading

Javanese Dried Bat – Taxidermy – Non-Sport Bat Collecting, Indonesia

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Detail: Say what? This bat is predominately from Indonesia: Eonycteris Spelaea. These are cave roosting species that feed on nectar and pollen of night flowering plant species. A perfect specimen. The bat is safe and has been fumigated and mounted by a… Continue reading

Snake / Cobra / Viper / Serpent. Taxidermy: Spitting Cobra, Jakarta Indonesia

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Detail: YIKES!! Where did this come from?? Java Indonesia. It is probably a guy thing. And, it is NOT in Lucite. It is NOT behind glass. It is NOT alive . . . now. This is excellent taxidermy of a magnificent… Continue reading

Terracotta Majapahit Empire 16th Century Naga – Dragon – Head, Eastern Java near Trawulan

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Detail: Excavated in eastern Java, near the once-capitol city of the Majapahit Empire, Trowulan. Other examples of Majapahit terracotta can be found in the National Museum in Jakarta, The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, The Princess Hof Ceramic Museum in Leeuwarden plus in a superb book titled Majapahit Terracotta… Continue reading

Rare and Authentic 14th Century Majapahit Empire Hanuman Terracotta Head, East Java near Trowulan

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Detail: Excavated in a cavern in eastern Java, near the once-capitol city of the Majapahit Empire, Trowulan. This particular piece was part of the Van de Hout collection. Maurius van den Hout was an official with the Dutch Indonesian government in the years prior to WW… Continue reading

Old Canister with 2 Compartments and Lid, Java / Lombok Area, Indonesia

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Detail: This is really a unique and cool canister made from metal. It has a larger lower compartment with a lid that has another smaller compartment (with lid). Very unique and ornate from a geographic area that is known more for carved bamboo canisters. Circa early-… Continue reading
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