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Stone / Clay Funerary Figure. Mummy. Ushabti. Shabti. Statue. Egypt.

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    Shabti or Ushabtis were small human figures representing a person who would perform a given task for the deceased in his/her afterlife. The sun god Ra would grant tracts of land for the dead to dwell for eternity. The wealthy, nobles and royalty did not plan on… Continue reading

Cat Mummy Statue. Figure. Bastet. Funerary. Afterlife. Linen Wrapped. Egypt.

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    Several Egyptian gods took the form of a cat . . most notably, Bastet. Bastet, half feline, half woman, was the goddess of the home, women’s secrets, fertility, childbirth…. and cats. In many ways, cats became a religious icon and as well as household… Continue reading

Antique Tin-Glazed Faience Canopic Jars. Clay. Stone. Set of four. Egypt

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    Canopic jars were used by the ancient Egyptians during the mummification process. Internal soft organs of the deceased to be mummified were stored in these jars . . . away from the body. Lungs were stored in a jar representing Horus’s son, Hapi (baboon); the… Continue reading

Vintage Translucent White Onyx Lamp, Burma

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Detail: I acquired this in 2001 from an antique dealer in Nebraska. This dealer said he acquired it from a WW II Veteran who brought it back from Burma in the early 1940s. This makes sense since the Americans had reopened the Burma Road in late 1940… Continue reading

Dvaravati Styled Sandstone Three Faces of Buddha, Thailand

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Detail: Dvaravati refers to a period in Thailand / Siam history, a culture, group of geographical areas and – most important to me – an art style that flourished from the 7th to the 11th Century AD. This piece is hand made and styled in that art period.… 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.

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

19th Century Mandalay Clay / Stone Head of Buddha, Thailand / Burma

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Detail: This have been part of my private collection for many years. Acquired from a long-time art dealer in Denver Colorado. The evident damage to the chin and nose does not detract from the elegance of this historic piece. Circa 1850’s to 1880’s. On a metal stand. For the Serious Collector.

Antique Brass and White Jade Letter Opener, China

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Detail: I have had this opener in my personal collection for a number of years. High quality Jadeite and brass that is lightly engraved with a floral motif. Silk box. Superb quality and in good condition. A great and lasting gift for someone special or… Continue reading

Dragon Chop / Seal in Archaic Jade, Asia

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Detail: I’m not sure where this chop / seal was made but it has been with a family for about 50 years. It is not very detailed as one would expect from archaic jade but it is unique. The dragon is standing on a square pedestal.… Continue reading
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