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Hand Crafted Baule Ram Mask.  Zoomorphic. Stunning.  Cote d’Ivoire. Africa

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    The Baule are one of the Akan peoples who moved west to the Ivory Coast more than 200 years ago. They adopted masking traditions from their neighboring tribes such as the Guro, the Senufo and the Yaure.   During the 18th century, Baule queen, Aura Poku, was in… Continue reading

Bronze Foo Dog and Ram Ashtray / Bowl, Asia

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Detail:  I have had this forever to hold miscellaneous office things.  It is old and unique.  Two faces appear:  one is a ram and the other – with mouth open for the smoke to flow – is a foo dog face.   Circa late-1800s to… Continue reading

Old Investment Quality Jadeite Ram. Stand. China

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  Very old carved ram with a foo dog lid and mahogany base. This is high quality hard jade.   I bought this from a New Orleans family who possessed it for over 4 generations. I believe it is at least 100+ years old. Perfect condition.   I love the… Continue reading
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