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Bronze Dragon Sculpture. Lost Wax. Fisher Original. Spain.

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    European and Asian mythology portrays dragons in different forms. European dragons are most often winged and Asian dragons have an abundance of scales and resemble large snakes. The artist (Fisher) created a hybrid with a row of dorsal spines, wings, scales and the head of an… Continue reading

Rare and Very Fine Ornate Ashanti Cast Bronze Kuduo Pot. Lid. Funerary. Ghana. Africa.

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    The Asanti or Ashanti live in central Ghana in the rainforests of West Africa approximately 150 miles away from the coast. The Ashanti are a major ethnic group of the Akans (Ashanti and Fanti) in Ghana, formerly known as the Gold Coast. The Ashanti are best known… Continue reading

Primitive and Old Brass Dokra / Dhokra Woman / Animal Statue, East India

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Detail: Dokra / Dhokra is a tribal Indian handicraft. Thought to be the oldest form of metal casting (lost wax process). What makes these pieces so popular is a “varied designs” issue and because of its primitive simplicity. Images of ritual deities were popular with these… Continue reading

Primitive & Old Brass Dokra / Dhokra Elephant Statue, East India

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Detail: Dokra / Dhokra is a tribal Indian handicraft. Thought to be the oldest form of metal casting (lost wax process). What makes these pieces so popular is a “varied designs” issue and because of its primitive simplicity. Elephants were always the most popular for these… Continue reading

Dokra Peacock Jewelry / Coin Box Container, West Bengal India

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Detail: This Dokra or Dhokra piece is from the metal smiths of West Bengal who are experts in the use of the “lost wax process” or non-ferrous metal casting. I believe pewter plating was used. Circa mid- to late-1900’s. It is in very good condition and… Continue reading

Baule Brass Mask, Côte d’Ivoire Africa

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This is an older brass mask from the Baule tribe on the border of Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire. This was made from a lost wax cast of a copper alloy mask and are said to represent the heads of defeated enemies. Small pieces often get lost (or broken off) as… Continue reading
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