Global Art & Artifacts

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Helmet Mask. Suku or Basuku People. Rite of Passage. Kholuka. DNC / Zaire. Africa

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  Suku people have lived in the southwestern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo (formally Zaire) since the 16th Century. Their economic source is farming but occasionally join in communal hunts.   Suku’s are known for their large carved figures (e.g. fertility figures, crouching fetish figures, ancestral statues… Continue reading

18-piece Set Porcelain Arhat Lohan Statues, China

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Detail: In Buddhism, these statues represent Arhat (or Lohan) . . a spiritual leader or practitioner who has reached high stages of attainment such as insight into the true nature of existence and nirvana (spiritual enlightenment). Due to their abilities to ward off evil, they have become guardian angels of… Continue reading

Pair of White Porcelain Dragons, China

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Detail: What a delightful pair. Lots of detail. Notice the eyebrows. Slight difference between the two statues . . . size of the head, spread of the tail, thickness of body, horn placement. Circa mid-1900’s. Pristine condition.

Wooden Temple Hindu God Vishnu, India

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Detail: A rare and in museum quality condition, this piece of Hindu art is very old. According to an authority on Hindu art for the Dallas Asian Museum, this statue is estimated to be circa 960-1127 AD. It was from a Kashmir India temple. Pegs on top and bottom are… Continue reading

Investment Quality Jadeite Ram, China

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Detail: 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 veins of… Continue reading

Huge Pair Porcelain Foo Dogs, China

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Detail: One male with the globe beneath its paw. One female with a pup under her paw and one climbing up her back. They are known for being guardians but also represent happiness. Sold as a pair. Perfect condition. Sorry, these pieces have sold.

Robed Dehua Porcelain Statue, China

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Detail: Elegant and graceful statue. Great detail especially on the adornment beads, hands, face and headgear.

Wooden Kwan-yin with Child and Dragon, China

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Details: This is a great piece of wooden art and certainly over 100 years old. Notice the child and dragon … and – of course – the elegance of the Kwan-yin. The unique stand is included. This item has been sold. Thanks M&Y.F. !

Bronze Elephant Tower, Tibet

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Details: Not too much is known about this statue but it does have some special features: elephant trunk is up; there is a dragon at the top of the tower and on each side of the elephant saddle. In two pieces.
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