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Bulu Style Ape Mask. Fang Group. Ngi ritual. Cameroon Grasslands. Africa.

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    Bordering on Cameroon and Gabon, the Bulu are part of the larger Fang group and share cultural similarities.   UNIQUE? Yes, because the Bulu practice the ngi ritual… where members wear this “gorilla” mask to ward off sorcery and poisonings. This anti-witchcraft society whose leadership is… Continue reading

Antique Heavy Bronze Monkey Bowl, Europe

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Detail: A delightful heavy bronze bowl – likely from England. I think this is from the mid- to late- 1800’s. Acquired from the estate of a avid bronze collector and dealer. A great gift to put your monkey business in. No stands are included. I am sorry, this bowl has been sold.

Brass Chinese Horoscope / Astrology / Calendar Cobra Statue with Chinese Signs, China

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Detail: This is a great piece, obviously made for the Year of the Snake (or Sign of the Snake). That could have been for 1905, 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, etc. With a origination date near mid-1900’s, it might have been for 1953’s celebration of the Year of… Continue reading
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