Teak wood keris board. H. 61cm, W. 26 2cm. Good condition with age wear and cracks. Keris boards are usually decorated with ‘wayang kulit’ (shadow puppet) figures and floral motifs. Traditionally, the keris is hung on the keris board when it is not worn. The keris board hangs on the wall of the Krobongan, the sacred room at the back portion of a Javanese traditional house...
Teak wood keris board. H. 71 cm, W. 36 cm. Good condition with age wear and cracks.
Keris boards are usually decorated with ‘wayang kulit’ (shadow puppet) figures and floral motifs. Traditionally, the keris is hung on the keris board when it is not worn. The keris board hangs on the wall of the Krobongan, the sacred room at the back portion of a Javanese traditional house...
This is a very rare projectile point made from a stingray barb about 1000AD. It is 6 1/4 long. It was found in the Pacific Islands. It is translucent and very sharp. There is no damage or restoration. It has obvious rework. It is from the Dr. Raymond Thomas collection. I have only seen two of these in all my years of collecting. The other one was one of my most viewed artifacts on this site.
A rare attractively carved (bamboo root?)Dyak Hunter's water bottle (with original stopper) made early in the 20th Century.
Condition: excellent - no damages and with good old patination.
23 cm / 9 inches high; 15 ck / 6 inches across.
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A pair of large conch shells with stand.
Age: The Pacific Ocean, Contemporary
Measurement: Height 45 - 45.5 C.M. / Width 20.3 - 20.5 C.M. / Height including stand 71.5 - 72 C.M.
Condition: Nice condition overall. Please refer to the enlargement photos for more details.
Shipment: Worldwide shipping from Bangkok, Thailand at actual cost. Please e-mail us for the shipping fee.
korwar ,Papua new Guinea, Cendrawashi bay brought back in 1917 from mission in Wuppertael,then by descent to doctor Valenbreder Castricum .probably in the disaster of the war, the families and relations of the missioneers inherited of the objects in order o save them that is why it went to the doctor Ex belgium collection
A korwar is a statuette representing an exaggerated skull on a human body sitting, knees and bent elbows touching to form a W...
A rare Mendi wood shield from the Southern Highlands Provence, Papua New Guinea made of
wood, natural pigment with a natural fiber strap. The shield is a regionally traditional shield with an attractive bold graphic is a timeless, elegant artifact. Provenance: Handley Estate
Date: Mid 20th Century
Dimensions: 59" tall w/o stand, 64.5" tall w/stand, 19"wide and .75" thick
H. 21 cm. Good age wear and patina. Provenance: old Dutch private collection.
Antique Tibetan repousse plaque depicting a flying Apsara, celestial beings similar to the Western concepts of angels. The high relief image is done with gold gilt over copper with natural patina from oxidation.
Late 18th Century
Dimensions: 17 1/4" L x 6 1/2" H
A large ceremonial whale tooth pendant from Fiji Island, Polynesia. Both ends with drilled holes for suspension. Collected by the Swiss ethnologist Charlotte von Graffenried, author of the book "Akan Goldweights". Dimension: c. 14 cm long x c. 5 cm wide.
A very rare and early kneeling ancestor, made of hardwood, with a great age patina and traces of polychromy. The eyes inlaid with kauri shells. Middle Sepik River area. H. 45 cm (excl. stand). Comes with a custom made steel stand.
Good small stone (probably basalt) scraper/adz from the Maori people- very hard, cannot be scratched with stainless steel. Polished on one side only with nice sharp edge. This should predate European contact since utilitarian objects like this would have been replaced by metal materials, so this is dated of 1300CE-1800CE. I bought this in a flea market in Auckland about 30 years ago. L: 5.5cm/2.2in and W: 2.5cm1in.
Vanuatu Fernwood Grade Ritual Figure, Ambrym Island. A sculpture carved from a solid section of the fibrous trunk of a tree fern composed of aerial roots surrounding a woody core, in the distinctive Vanuatu human form of a large headed male crouching with extended belly, the elongated arms extending underneath with the fingers touching, prominent pointed nose with flared nostrils, protruding round disc eyes, crested hair. Signs of weathering, minor losses, otherwise fine condition...
Very nice and delicate Huangyangmu (rosewood) pipe ornament of Sun Wukong wearing its helmet, eating the peach of immortality; promotion and longevity symbol.
Nice carving all around, beautiful patina ; 4 cms, beginning of 19th C. or before.
a superb iatmul overmodeled skull from an old spanish collection ,lassalette Barcelone
Antique ancestor figure from Papua New Guinea from the lower sepik region, a standing male nude figure the eyes covered with shell and at one time a skirt and raffia through the nose , this piece is mounted but before mounting we could see that this piece was once part of a post and had fire scorch marks. Old tribal piece not a tourist replica. Size 31" by 8"
Wonderful pair of black painted 16th c Elizabethan era solid brass finial figures depicting men in period costume and holding swords with shields ,condition is excellent with minor wear. Size H 3.5" each
An old and larger than average soft wood Dayak war shield painted with anthropomorphic figures and faces in red, black and white pigment.
This item was made during either the 19th or very early 20th Century.
Condition: very used; un-restored and un-repainted. There is much wear to the surface and edges and the decoration appears "faded". There is a very old replacement section of wood to the bottom left which appears to have been "cannibalised" from another old shield...