A Zuni Polychromed Wood Kachina Group, depciting three Koyemsi, or Mud Heads, of classic articulated form and decoration, one, carrying Kianakwe Shikan’ona, White Kianakwe of the East on its back, dressed in a cloth manta, the white painted case mask with concentric bands in numerous colors with white dotted details, the other, carrying a bowl in his hand; possibly a depiction of the Kianakwe Ceremony. Heights: from 10" tp 13.75".
A set of 11 standing devas (Jp. ten) in polychromed wood arrayed in two rows on a gilt-wood platform. Early-Edo Period ca. 1650. Old minor loss to the polychrome, as well as loss to the hands of three deva figures.
Height of each figure: 10.5 cm
Height of gilt-wood platform: 10.5 cm
Width of platform: 29 cm
Depth of platform: 8.5 cm
The two figures on either end of the upper level of the two-tier platform, distinct from the other nine pieces inasmuch as they have no rock and lotus-l...
Circa 1880. Probably a representation of Tasap, the "Navajo Kachina", with broad, slightly convex body, decorated with a series of narrow vertical stripes in red against a white ground, small circles indicating breasts(?) and necklace above, and angular arms with splayed hands painted in yellow and traces of green, the large case mask in a similar shade of olive green, and with projecting downturned beak, exaggerated "pothook" eyes painted in black, a notched panel along the chin, and overhangin...
Zuni Grandmother kachina wearing animal-fur white hair, earrings, a woman's dress with belt, traditional Zuni leather moccasins, and articulated arms. Early 20th century. Dimensions: 16 1/2" tall
Probably a representation of Hahai-i Wu-uti, the "Kachina Mother", who appears as a principal actor in the "Water Serpent Ceremony", and at other dances, such as the "Niman Kachina Dance", of unusually large scale, standing on diminutive legs with arms bent and held to the front in typical dancing posture, wearing traditional black dress, woven sash with crisscrosses, and white manta draped over the right shoulder and at the front, her sculpted head with flattened facial plane, perpendicular nos...
Large Japanese Meiji period rounded square form black lacquered wood deep tray decorated in gold and polychrome accents with three birds among flowers and bamboo above a stream at the bottom. The rim is gold. 14 3/4" square with a lip nearly 2 1/4" high. Late 19th to early 20th century. Very good overall condition with only a few fine scratches on the back. Please note that the light spots in the black background are reflection. From the collection of a Japanese woman in Tucson, Arizona.
Unusual mask with flat top, small forehead, relief pierced through eyes, protruding nose, open mouth showing pierced through teeth, short rounded chin. Wood, dark patina. Remnants of thin superimposed layers of polychrome pigments. Himalayan Region, early 19th century, probably earlier. Height: 10 1/4" (26 cm). The mask is nicely mounted on a custom metal stand which enhances its strange beauty. Old accident at base of chin, some erosion and flaking, otherwise very good condition. Note: this pie...
Shishi (lit. Chinese lion) ranma with chrysanthemums on the back sculpted in two pieces of wood. Early-Edo Period ca. 1650. Minor old loss and traces of polychrome, with desirable patination overall.
Length: 39.8 cm
Height: 16.6 cm
Width: 13.3 cm
A fiercely expressive piece with outsized presence. Highly collectible.
An antique Satsuma figural group of a prone bull with a guardian. The bull with crackled cream ground, gilt noseguard and retaining rope and with polychrome painted and gilt backcover. The young man in a gilt and multicolor painted traditional Japanese garment resting on the animal while holding a book in his hand. 11.5" long, 6" high. An exceptional piece.
Condition: Flawless, ex-Christie's
Indonesia, Bali, Buleleng, Singaraja, c. 1930
Silk, aniline dyes, weft ikat (endek)
An early graphic silk body-wrapper (anteng), woven in the Singaraja area in the regency of Buleleng in north Bali, with a fine polychrome weft ikat design. Its dynamic, continuous design of shimmering white lines radiating outwards from a central column of claret lozenges is made festive by accents in apple green, mango yellow and violet. Darker, overdyed aubergine provides...
A beautiful whistling vessel from Peru, very likely from either the Moche or Chimu culture. It's made in very fine lightbrown clay, and with a small animal sitting on the vessel mouth.
Provenance: Private estate in Denmark, Hellerup.
Culture & Year: Moche or Chimú, 400 AD - 1470 AD
Condition: Very fine. Crack around the animal sitting on vessel.
Height: 19.6 cm
Width: 11.5 cm
Length: 23 cm
A beautiful and quite interesting pre-columbian terracotta figure from Guerrero, Mexico. A male figure holding his head with his arm while leaning on the knee. The figure is wearing a sort of headpiece and shoulderpad. It could possibly be part of the Aztec empire.
Provenance: Ole Hammer Collection. Zoologist who collected all of his pieces in the 1950’s on his travels to South-America. Now most of his collection is in the danish museum ‘Holstebro Art Museum’. This one was acqu...
A beautiful black-figure squat-lekythos from the attic. Small details in black paint are visible around the neck and base.
Provenance: Ex. private collection, Alleroed, Denmark.
Culture & Year: Greek, Attic, 500 - 300 b.c.
Condition: Okay, small chips in body.
Height: 8.1 cm
Length: 5.5 cm
Width: 5.5 cm
An interesting Coptic pilgrim flask (ampullae) made in Byzantine Egypt. The motive represents Saint-Menas with two camels which are associated with the pilgramage that was created around the egyptian soldier.
Provenance: Ex. deceased estate in Copenhagen.
Culture & Year: Coptic, 400 - 600 a.d.
Reference: See the metmuseum for similar.
Condition: Fine condition.
Height: 8.5 cm
Length: 2.5 cm
Width: 7 cm
A beautiful votive bronze figure depicting the Egyptian god Osiris. You can just skim the details of the figure, details such as the face, utensils etc.
The bronze patina is very pretty and interesting.
Age & Culture: 750 - 332 b.c., Late Period
Litterature Reference: Ede C., Collecting Antiquities
Provenance: Ex. deceased estate, Copenhagen.
Dimensions without platform.
Height: 8.5 cm
Width: 2.1 cm
Height of platform: 2 cm
藍染のこけし / INDIGO KOKESHI
Modern Japanese traditional simplified wooden doll dyed in deep indigo blue, H 30 x D 7.5cm (11.81 x 2.95in)
selected by Jinta
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子供用靴下 / TRADITIONAL CHILDREN'S SOCKS
Embroidered with thin quilt and attached with pom-pom at toes, as the traditional Korean children's costume for Happy 1st birthday celebration, early-mid 20th century, approx. W 10-10.5 x L 17cm (3.93-4.13 x 6.69in) each.
Stained due to aging as is. Acrylic frame is not attached. References: https://folkency.nfm.go.kr/en/topic/detail/7032 / https://www.kocis.go.kr/eng/webzine/201906/sub07.html
Federal Glass Company made Sharon from 1935-39. There are no chips or cracks in the glass. Thanks for looking.