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Royal Animal – Shaped (Chinthe) Coin Weight, Burma

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Detail:  Made from high quality silver and nickel, this highly detailed weight was made for Burmese royalty in the 19th Century.  The history of such weights began before regular currency when transactions in the bazaars were made by weighing out lumps of metal, ganza (basket or metal canister)… Continue reading

Large Serene Marble Kwan-yin Guanyin Buddha Statue, China

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A garden Buddha in marble from the Henan Province (east central China). Coloring is pale and subtle. Mounted on a solid block of black granite. Circa early- to mid-1900’s. Pristine condition. Additional images are available upon request. For the Serious Collector or garden Buddha collector. Freight shipping only in wooden… Continue reading

17th Century Lady Warrior, China

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Detail:  From the Fujian Province in China.  An operatic statue in red, green and blue lacquers with gold leaf designs.  In our Tingjiang collector’s family for 4 generations.  For the Serious Collector.

Buddha Head Fragment.  Bronze.  Buddhist.  Thailand

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    What can I say?  Nothing . .  that would adequately describe this Buddha head.   The crown of hair (aka Ushnisha) – one of the most iconic features of Buddhist art – is fully in tact with the common peppercorn-like curls (representing freedom) and moving upward… Continue reading

Rare 15th Century Majapahit Empire Terracotta Head.  East Java.  Indonesia.

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  This head came from a private New York collector who acquired it from a Dutch Indonesian government official prior to World War II.  It was unearthed near Trowulan, once the capital of the Majapahit civilization in East Java, Indonesia.  It was unearthed in several pieces and then… Continue reading

Rare 19th Century Bronze Gilt Rattanakosin Buddha, Thailand

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Detail:  Extraordinary Rattanakosin Bronze Buddha.  Typical of the Rattanakosin style with finely jeweled robes and throne, tiered crown and flaired ear ornaments.  Extremely well cast and detailed.  Figure is in Very Fine condition with the exception of the very tip of the ushnisha.  Gilt and… Continue reading

Large Balinese Garuda with Vishnu Riding.  Hindu.  Temple Art.  Wood.  Ubud.  Bali.  Indonesia

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  Truly Stunning!   By now you know the significance of this Hindu deity riding between the Garuda (protector) wings.  If not, ask me.  I have books on the symbolism         .   Carved in the 1940s -1950s in the town of Ubud in the… Continue reading

Marka Mask.  Bamana Kingdom / People. Marka Tribe. Mali.  Africa

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  The over 2 million Bamana people form the largest ethnic group in Mali and occupy the savannah in the central portion of the country. The Bamana (aka Bambara) kingdom was founded in the 17th Century and reached their height of power in the mid- to late-1700s.   The Marka… Continue reading

Extra Fine Senufo Kepeli-yehe Mask.  Bronze.  Stand.  Korhogo.  Côte d’Ivoire Ivory Coast.  Africa

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    The Senufo people – numbering between 1 to 1.5 million and aka Siena, Senefo, Sene, Senoufo, and Syénambélé – is a West African ethno-linguistic group consisting of diverse subgroups.   Their masks are varied with a range of materials.   By far the most profound and valuable are… Continue reading

Majapahit Kingdom Sandstone Head Fragment.  Estate find.  Bali.

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    A Majapahit Kingdom – one of the last major Hindu empires of the Malay archipelago – in eastern Java from 1293 to around 1500.  The Majapahit society developed a high degree of sophistication in both commerical and artistic activities . . .  yielding a cosmopolitan population… Continue reading
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