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Brass Sculpture Statue of Alexander the Great.  Majestic. Italy.   

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    Alexander the Great:  I’ve spent almost a year now researching him, his family, his enemies (who turned allies), his horse, his motivations, his mental state, his death, his art, his monuments and homes… and a lot more.   Complex, intriguing, fascinating . . . with many “no… Continue reading

BOOK:  “The Life and Actions of Alexander the Great”.  1843.  Hardcover.  Rare

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    Alexander the Great:  I’ve spent almost a year now researching him, his family, his enemies (who turned allies), his horse, his motivations, his mental state, his death, his art, his monuments and homes… and a lot more.   Complex, intriguing, fascinating . . . with many “no… Continue reading

Ancestor Figure. Lower Sepik. Wood statue. Papua New Guinea.

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    Well carved and in good condition.  Acquired from a retired mechanical engineer who was stationed in PNG on a gold mining operation.   Authentic.       From the 1940s.   Hard to find in this condition.

Pre Columbian Seated Clay Figure. Statue.  Classic Veracruz. Idol.  Veracruz. Mexico

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    Classic Veracruz culture refers to a cultural area in the north and central areas of the present-day Mexican state of Veracruz, a culture that existed from roughly 100 to 1000 AD.   This particular statue is from the Late Classic Period or between the 6th and 8th Century… Continue reading

Chronicles of the Tombs: A Select Collection of Epitaphs, Preceded by an Essay On Epitaphs and Other Monumental Inscriptions, With Incidental Observations On Sepulchral Antiquities.  1864.  T. Pettigrew

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The title pretty much sums up the content.  But for you Bibliophiles and Antiquarians out there who love to collect, read and admire rare and old books, this is the book for you.  In the future when you visit any tomb, whether in Britain, Egypt, China . .… Continue reading

Extremely Rare.  Original & Guaranteed.  Nuchu Wooden Shaman Medicine & Healing Figure. Nele.  Kuna Guna.  Panama

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  This is a representation of a medicine man (Nele).  A spirit is summoned from the figure and the soul of the patient is placed within.   To aid in the healing process, the shaman chants and the burning of cacao beans in a clay censer beneath the… Continue reading

Bronze and Copper Hanging Monastery Incense Burner.  Censer.  Hand Crafted.  Master Temple Quality.  Sherpa Monastery.  Sherka.  Rare.  Tibet.  Northeast Nepal.

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  I have located yet another of these rare burners / censers – although a bit smaller – but just as fascinating!   Around the turn of the 19th Century and into the 20th Century, little is known or recorded about the monasteries that were built by the Sherpas in… Continue reading

Rare Telsum Protective Tribal Necklace.  Silver Metal.  Borama Oromo Tribe. Ethiopia.

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    Crafted by the Borama Oromo tribe in southern Ethiopia.   For an engagement or just protection from the evil eye, this is a true collector’s piece and honors traditional Ethiopian heritage.  Each telsum box or triangle is forced individually by hand, making this one unique and one-of-a-kind.… Continue reading

Deeply Carved Luba Kuba Helmet Mask.  Tribal.  Ceremonial.  DRC.  Congo.

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    Look at the dynamic carvings of this helmet mask.  The high and bulging forehead is quite normal for this ethnic group.  But the depth and symbolism of the carvings is quite extraordinary.  I have spent some time in trying to determine the significance of this… Continue reading

BOOK:  Rare.  “Art of the Ancestors Nias Batak Dayak”.  Hardcover.  2009.  English.  Alliance Francaise de Singapour

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    Indonesian tribal art is among the most intriguing and varied in the world. There are as many styles and expressions as there are ethnic and cultural groups. Each of these groups produces unique objects of great interest and beauty that are used in rituals and ceremonies ….  … Continue reading
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