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Cambodian Khmer Art Sandstone Sculpture. 17/18th Century. Gautama Buddha. Naga. Macalinda. Enlightenment. Cambodia

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  In the Angkorian style, this excellent sculpture depicts a naga (serpent) as the protector of Buddha. The Buddha, seated in the Virasana pose, is meditating on three graduated coils of the serpent king, Mucalinda. This ancient Virasana pose should not be confused with the Hero pose currently… Continue reading

Recent, Large Hand Carved Bud Rosewood and Boxwood Chess Pieces, India

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Detail: This is a newer complete set – 26 pieces – of hand carved chess pieces. The king is a tall 5.75”, the queen is 4.75” and a pawn is 2.375”. The dark pieces are carved from bud rosewood, considered one of the most beautiful woods for… Continue reading

Bronze Queen’s Head, Benin, Southern Nigeria, Africa

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Detail: The Benin Kingdom (in their artistic splendor in the 15th and 16th Centuries) was located in West Africa bordering Nigeria and Togo. Clans were subjected to an oba (king) rule and the making of these “Benin Style” bronzes were strictly “court art” from the palace of the oba. These… Continue reading
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