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Museum Quality 11th Century Khmer Sculpture. Jayavarman II Era. Angkorian-styled. Sandstone. Cambodia

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    Jayavarman II was a 9th-century king of Cambodia, widely recognized as the founder of the Khmer Empire, the dominant civilization on the Southeast Asian mainland from the 10th Century until the mid 15th century. He has been regarded as the king who laid the foundation of the Angkor… Continue reading

Brass / Bronze Dragon Cane Head. China.

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  Just pull or saw off your old boring cane head and stick this elegant and cultural head on the end of the cane stick.   The mythological creature called a Dragon – the pattern of royal epithets in history – is believed to symbolize power, strength and fortune… Continue reading

Rare and Very Fine Ornate Ashanti Cast Bronze Kuduo Pot. Lid. Funerary. Ghana. Africa.

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    The Asanti or Ashanti live in central Ghana in the rainforests of West Africa approximately 150 miles away from the coast. The Ashanti are a major ethnic group of the Akans (Ashanti and Fanti) in Ghana, formerly known as the Gold Coast. The Ashanti are best known… Continue reading

Soft Jade Court Attendant Statue, China

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Detail: This is a statue carved in the form of a royal court attendant. The style is from the Tang Dynasty. The caramel color is just gorgeous. The statue is in perfect condition. Circa mid-1900’s… or perhaps earlier. Stand not included.

Antique & Rare 19th Century Bronze Gold Gilt Rattanakosin Royal Ganesh / Ganapati Buddha on Throne, Thailand

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The Remover of Obstacles . . a rare and old Rattanakosin Bronze Ganesh typical of the style with finely jeweled trappings and throne. Extremely well cast and detailed. This bronze is in Very Fine condition. Gold gilt with a probable light lacquer coating to protect the… Continue reading

Old / Antique and Rare Ceramic Parrot Roof Tile, China

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Detail: This mid-sized ceramic figure is a charming example of Chinese folk art. Highly glazed parrots – such as this one – were placed on the edges of rooftops of homes and public/private buildings. Limited to 9 parrots per roof, they were to protect the occupants from bad… Continue reading

Royal Animal – Shaped (Chinthe) Coin Weight, Burma

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Detail: Made from high quality silver and nickel, this highly detailed weight was made for Burmese royalty in the 19th Century. The history of such weights began before regular currency when transactions in the bazaars were made by weighing out lumps of metal, ganza (basket or metal canister)… 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

Royalty or Sultan’s Sword, Southeast Asia

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Detail: I was told that this is a Moro royalty sword from the indigenous people of Southern Philippines. It seems to have European influence. If it is not Moro, I would say that it is a Pedang of Sumatra or Pedang Lurus from Java. Regardless, I am assuming it is… Continue reading
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