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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 Madura Keris Kriss Kris Dagger. Centipede. Madura. Indonesia.

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    Directly from Madura, this Keris was passed on through 2 generations. Madura is an Indonesian island off the northeast coast of Java and is inhabited by 3.65 million Madurese.   Keris have been produced for centuries. It is divided into three parts: blade (wilah), hilt… Continue reading

Indonesian Ceremonial Dance Mask. Wood. Hand Painted. Cirebon. Java. Indonesia

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    This mask was used in a dramatic form of Indonesian dance called Topeng. Such masks are used to interpret traditional stories concerning fabled kings, heros and myths.   Hand made and hand painted in the mid-1900s and acquired in Cirebon in West Java (about 200 miles east… Continue reading

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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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 tip (most… 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
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