Global Art & Artifacts


Ceremonial Phurba.  Mahakala. Hand carved in Boxwood.  Hand polished.  Kathmandu Valley.  Nepal

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    The phurba – aka kila – was and is used as a ritual implement to signify stability on sacred grounds/earth  during ceremonies.   As a tool of exorcism, the kila can hold demons in place . . . binding and pinning down negative energies from the mind… Continue reading

Very Large Ammonite Fossil.  Cleoniceras. Large. 153mm.  Cut and Polished.  Two Halves. Whole.  Tulear.  Madagascar.

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Way more than a simple decor piece!   Ammonites are anywhere from 75 to 450 million years old.  Their closest living relatives are:  octopus, squid, cutterfish and the chambered Nautilus.  Ammonites got their name from the spiral shape . . .  resembling tightly coiled rams’ horns.… Continue reading

Ammonite Fossil.  Cleoniceras. Large.  269 Grams. 133mm.  Cut and Polished.  Tulear.  Madagascar.

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  It could be 110 to 450 million years old.  Let’s not be picky when you see the detail, perfection and green colors blending into reddish brown.  Just look for yourself.   This type of ammonite is most likely Cleoniceras….with a smooth shell and angled segments.   Feast… Continue reading

God of Wealth Buddha, Jambhala / Kubera Statue, Tibet /Nepal

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Tibetan name is Nam Thos Re.  A very distinctive Buddha – right hand holding a conch shell and left – what should be a mongoose (that vomits jewels), there is, instead what looks like a bird.  He is dressed in flowing garments and a snake (Naga) around his… Continue reading

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