Global Art & Artifacts

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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. I’m sorry, this item has been sold.

Old Canister with 2 Compartments and Lid, Java / Lombok Area, Indonesia

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Detail: This is really a unique and cool canister made from metal. It has a larger lower compartment with a lid that has another smaller compartment (with lid). Very unique and ornate from a geographic area that is known more for carved bamboo canisters. Circa early-… Continue reading

Barbed Arrow / Spear / Weapon, Handcarved from the Nimo Tribe, Arian River, Sepik Region, Papua New Guinea

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Detail: This spear / arrow was used to hunt human enemies . . . enemies who might have stolen livestock or crops from another. Used infrequently but ONLY for the purpose of killing a person. The head of the arrow is about 14” long and an inch… Continue reading

Bone Arrow / Spear / Weapon Handcarved from Nimo Tribe, Aria River, Sepik Region, Papua New Guinea

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Detail: This spear / arrow was used to hunt human enemies. It’s head is made of bone. The original owner is a member of the Nimo Tribe located on the Aria River, a tributary of the May River. Specifically used to hunt HUMANS, but not that… Continue reading

Black Dayak Shield & Spear Set, Borneo

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Detail: Black shield with a 68” spear. Acquired from tribesman in the early 1970’s and brought to the US. Acquired from one of our US agents. Carved in the 1940’s or 1950’s. Gumwood shield. Spearhead wrapped in decorative metal that looks to be hand stamped designs. This item has been sold. Many thanks M.S. !

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
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