Global Art & Artifacts

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Large Vintage Maitland Smith Centerpiece.  Iridescent.  Console Bowl. Bronze or Brass trim.  Bird Nest.   Philippines.

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    Maitland Smith – founded by a well-known London antique dealer and designer – acquired and reproduced world class quality products.  Their expertise includes metal casting, finely executed porcelains, sophisticated finishing techniques, detailed hand painting, beautiful inlaid marquetry and the finest hand carved woodwork.   Maitland-Smith acquired this… Continue reading

Large King Ramses II Stone Statue Sculpture. 19th Dynasty Ruler. Upper Egypt.  Luxor.

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  Ramesses II, reigning from 1279 – 1212 B.C., was the third pharaoh of the Nineteenth Dynasty of Egypt. Despite a difficult start to his rule, he used diplomacy, a massive building program and endless propaganda to become the greatest pharaoh of the New Kingdom (Ancient Egypt’s Golden Age).  … Continue reading

Horned Kuba Helmet Mask.  Wood & Paint.  Bwoom.  DRC.  Congo. Africa

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  This was quite a find.   One of the three known royal masks, the helmet Bwoom is one of the oldest mask types used by the Kuba.  These were introduced in the 17th Century by King Miko mi-Mbul.   Most often used in funerals, they are also used… Continue reading

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.… Continue reading

Authentic Judaic Terra Cotta Oil Lamp, Israel Middle East

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Oil lamps appear in the Torah and other Jewish sources as a symbol of “lighting” the way for the wise and righteous.  Oil lamps and the light they give were important household items as well as being used in many spiritual rituals. I have had this single nozzle terra… Continue reading

Very Sacred & Old Tibetan Human Bone Mala – Kapala – Necklace, Tibet

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Detail:  There is no question in my mind that these very spiritual human bone beads – carefully hand cut – are authentic and quite old.  People donate their own reesotericstuff.coms to nearby temples and the bones are converted into beads that form a very, very powerful spiritual mala.… Continue reading

Bronze 18th Century Shan Burmese Temple Buddha, Shan States of North Burma

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Detail:  This statue is a museum quality late-18th Century Shan Buddha.  The lines and features are a lot more refined compared to the 17th Century Shan Buddha that I am offering (search:  17th Century Bronze Shan Burmese).  It has a gorgeous coloring and the detail is… Continue reading

Old and Rare 18th Century Alabaster Chinese Warrior / Guardian Temple Statue / Head, China

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This is indeed a special Warrior / Guardian Head.  It is a typical image used at the entrances of Chinese temple compounds.  Well carved with a fierce expression and detailed features.  Alabaster stone.  On a museum mount.  Certainly one of a kind and in perfect… 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
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