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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

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

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.

Tanagra Terracotta Woman Figurine. Himation Robe. Vase. Hellenistic Greek Period. Boeotia Greece

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    In the 1860s, Greek field peasants unearthed hundreds of clay figurines in ancient graves near the town of Bratsi, in the region of Boeotia, 40+ miles north of Athens. The more they dug, the more they unearthed beautifully made small terracotta statues. They seemed to be… Continue reading

Pre Columbian Teotihuacan Clay Bust. Figure. Statue. Teotihuacan Culture. Mesoamerica. Mexico

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    Teotihuacan is an ancient Mesoamerican city located 30 miles northeast of Mexico City. The city – which was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987 – was settled in early 400 B.C. and evolved into a powerful and influential city by 400 A.D. However, when the… Continue reading

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

Cambodian Khmer Art Sandstone Sculpture. 17/18th Century. Gautama Buddha. Naga. Macalinda. Enlightenment. Cambodia

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  In the Angkorian style, this excellent sculpture depicts a naga (serpent) as the protector of Buddha. The Buddha, seated in the Virasana pose, is meditating on three graduated coils of the serpent king, Mucalinda. This ancient Virasana pose should not be confused with the Hero pose currently… Continue reading

Hand Crafted Carving Monkey King. Sun Wukong. Xuan Zang. Boxwood. Shandong, China

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  The Monkey King – aka Sun Wukong – is a legendary warrior best known as the main character in the 16th Century novel, “Journey to the West”. But this warrior’s reputation predates this novel where stories and adaptations can be traced all the way back to the Song… Continue reading

Vintage Maitland Smith Bronze Pair of Monkeys Carrying a Dish. Business Card. Candle. Statue. Figure. Casting. Philippines.

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    A new word for some of us: Singerie. Not sure what the Maitland Smith folks had in mind when they created the humorous statue of monkeys, carrying a dish- like-object on two poles . . . fashionably attired and copying human behavior. This… Continue reading

Bronze Winged Garuda. Winged Bird. Buddhism. Anthropomorphic. Statue. Figure. Tibet

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    Garuda is a mythological bird of the dharma protector and Astasena in Buddhism. King of birds with an anthropomorphic form. Protector with power to go anywhere at anytime. Sometimes depicted with a snake or demon in their mouths.   Redpoll is commonly associated with this… Continue reading
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