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Egyptian Queen Nefertiti Head.  Bust.  Limestone Fragment.  Aswan. Egypt

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    Bust carved into a piece of limestone.  Stunning.    Original pieces from ancient Egypt are almost impossible to acquire at a reasonable price.  And there are the issues of importing, exporting, authentication and language.   With that said, here is an item that is old… Continue reading

Recent, Large Hand Carved Bud Rosewood and Boxwood Chess Pieces, India

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Detail:  This is a newer complete set – 26 pieces – of hand carved chess pieces.  The king is a tall 5.75”, the queen is 4.75” and a pawn is 2.375”.  The dark pieces are carved from bud rosewood, considered one of the most beautiful woods for… Continue reading

Wood, Brass and Copper African Royalty Mask, Ghana Africa

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Detail: This is a stunning mask. The mask – from Ghana – is a tribute to the queen mothers who make certain women in their communities are treated well. Tribal markings adorn the wide forehead and the cheeks are in brass and copper. Highly polished in Sese wood. Circa late-1900’s.… Continue reading

Bronze Queen’s Head, Benin, Southern Nigeria, Africa

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Detail: The Benin Kingdom (in their artistic splendor in the 15th and 16th Centuries) was located in West Africa bordering Nigeria and Togo. Clans were subjected to an oba (king) rule and the making of these “Benin Style” bronzes were strictly “court art” from the palace of the oba. These… Continue reading
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