Global Art & Artifacts

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BOOK: Islands and Ancestors: Indigenous Styles of Southeast Asia. 1988.

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  I was able to acquire another LIKE NEW copy of this valuable resource book. A full 364 pages with numerous illustrations and photographs.   The Metropolitan Museum of Art with editors: Douglas Newton and Jean Barbier.   This is an excellent coffee table book or a research book on your professional bookshelf.

Hand Carved Male Spirit Figure, Keram River, Papua New Guinea

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Detail: This is a representation of the sacred cockatoo bird man from Papua New Guinea. Hand carved. Museum quality and in very good condition. Circa mid-1900s. From an antiquities dealer / collector in Noosa Head Australia. Stunning! For the Serious Collector. I’m sorry, this item has been sold.

Javanese Dried Bat – Taxidermy – Non-Sport Bat Collecting, Indonesia

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Detail: Say what? This bat is predominately from Indonesia: Eonycteris Spelaea. These are cave roosting species that feed on nectar and pollen of night flowering plant species. A perfect specimen. The bat is safe and has been fumigated and mounted by a… Continue reading

Terracotta Majapahit Empire 16th Century Naga – Dragon – Head, Eastern Java near Trawulan

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Detail: Excavated in eastern Java, near the once-capitol city of the Majapahit Empire, Trowulan. Other examples of Majapahit terracotta can be found in the National Museum in Jakarta, The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, The Princess Hof Ceramic Museum in Leeuwarden plus in a superb book titled Majapahit Terracotta… Continue reading

Rare and Authentic 14th Century Majapahit Empire Hanuman Terracotta Head, East Java near Trowulan

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Detail: Excavated in a cavern in eastern Java, near the once-capitol city of the Majapahit Empire, Trowulan. This particular piece was part of the Van de Hout collection. Maurius van den Hout was an official with the Dutch Indonesian government in the years prior to WW… Continue reading

19th Century Mandalay Clay / Stone Head of Buddha, Thailand / Burma

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Detail: This have been part of my private collection for many years. Acquired from a long-time art dealer in Denver Colorado. The evident damage to the chin and nose does not detract from the elegance of this historic piece. Circa 1850’s to 1880’s. On a metal stand. For the Serious Collector.

Seated Bronze Buddha Statue, Thailand

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Detail: I acquired this from a reputable antique dealer in Thailand upon his visit to the United States. He claims that this statue is from the late-1700s to the early-1800s. It is a bit on the crude side but that was the general nature of a statue… Continue reading

Bone Arrow / Spear / Weapon Handcarved from Nimo Tribe, Aria River, Sepik Region, Papua New Guinea

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Detail: This spear / arrow was used to hunt human enemies. It’s head is made of bone. The original owner is a member of the Nimo Tribe located on the Aria River, a tributary of the May River. Specifically used to hunt HUMANS, but not that… Continue reading

Rare Painted Pottery Tomb Guardian & Earth Spirit Statue, China

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Detail: This is styled after earth spirits circa 618 – 907 AD. These pottery tomb guardians usually had an animal’s body and face. This particular statue has a human face and the long spiky horn and stretched winds – supposedly making it extremely fearsome. Tomb guardians… Continue reading

Brass / Bronze & Copper Shou Xing Walking Stick / Cane / Sword, China

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Detail: The Shou Xing handle represents the God of Long Life and Longevity. This god is the third god of the Gods of Good Fortune. This is a heavy and study cane. The copper sheath or shaft – that houses a steel blade –… Continue reading
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