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Antique Heavy Brass Inkwell.  Greek Sphinx. Mythology. Greek Scene & Emblems.  Glass well.  Pen Holder.  France.

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    In Greek mythology, the sphinx is shown with the head of a woman, wings of a bird and body of a lion.  This character represents a treacherous and merciless version of a sphinx . . .  not to be messed around with at any time.  … Continue reading

Dayak Iban Native Pottery.  Vase.  Container.  Tajau.  Sarawak. Borneo.  Malaysia

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    Iban Dayak pottery (aka Tajau) is a symbol of status, wealth and power.  Even though the Dayak used the pottery for a variety of “daily” things (rice, water, wine, jewelry), it is also passed down through generations as a symbol of their familial beliefs.  Occasionally, it… Continue reading

Toba Batak, Medicine Statue, Sumatra, Indonesia

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Carved from hardwood with intricate and traditional motifs. Storage box for jewelry and/or medicine. Crafted in the mid-1900’s.   This item has been sold.  Thanks S.C !!
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