An Eyeglass Case in galuchat

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An Eyeglass Case in galuchat
Origin
China
Period
Republic of China (1912 - 1949)
Date
1900 - 1930
Material
Galuchat, wood, brass
Remarks
Galuchat, also known as shagreen, is ray of sharkskin, most often tainted green, more rarely left untainted white, or tainted black.

A Khmer NAGA head, in sandstone

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A Khmer NAGA head, in sandstone
Origin
Cambodia
Culture
Angkor (Khmer)
Period
Angkor Wat (1081 - 1180)
Date
12th Century
Material
Sandstone
Dimensions cm / inch
Height 22 cm
Conservation status *
One clear break repaired. No other repairs, no restorations.
Remarks
Fragmented upper part of Mucalinda, the Seven-headed Naga, the Serpent king

A small-sized Madagascar ‘mijoa’ Bird

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A small-sized Madagascar ‘mijoa’ Bird
Origin
Madagascar
Culture
Sakalava
Date
Early 20th Century
Material
‘Hazomalanie’, a kind of camphor wood, also called ‘faux camphrier’
Dimensions cm / inch
Height 39,3 cm
Conservation status *
No restorations, no repairs
Remarks
A dove?
Rare occurence in Madagascar art of clearly sculpted bird feet.
Also very unusual because its small size
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Ming Dynasty terrecotta
Ming dynasty
明朝
1368–1644
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A Madagascar Ancestral Figure

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A Madagascar Ancestral Figure
Origin: Madagascar
Culture: Sakalava
Date: 1st half of the 20th Century
Material: ‘Hazomalanie’, a kind of camphor wood, also called ‘faux camphrier’
Dimensions cm / inch: Height 92,3 cm
Conservation status: No restorations, no repairs
Remarks: Of colonial inspiration: a woman wearing eyeglasses, a skirt, a breast-holder and sandals.

A lacquered terra cotta Tile serving

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Pictures Main A lacquered terra cotta Tile serving as a bed warmer
Origin
China, Shanxi province
Period
Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)
Date
19th Century
Material
Terracotta, thick lacquer
Dimensions cm / inch
Width 25 x depth 25 x height 5,5 cm
Remarks
Remarkably, all six sides of this tile are covered with lacquer. The painted fruit may have an erotic implication.

A Han terra cotta Cocoon

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A Han terra cotta Cocoon
Origin
China
Period
Han dynasty (206 BC–220 AD)
Date
2nd Century BC - 2nd AD
Material
Terra cotta
Dimensions cm / inch
Height 31 cm
Conservation status *
No repairs, no restorations
TL test
Tl-test performed by ASA (document ref number 11.24.19 - TL 304. 143 - date: 22 IV 2003). The age proposed a Western Han date (2nd-1st Cent BC)

A miniature ‘Heger I’ drum

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Origin
Vietnam
Period
Late bronze age to Iron age
Date
3rd Century BC
Material
Bronze
Dimensions cm / inch
Height 6,4 x Ø 8,9 cm
Conservation status *
Suspension loop worn due to friction of a shackle of a chain, possibly a bonze one. No repairs, no restorations.

A Mon ‘Kendi’ Jar in terra cotta

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Origin
Thailand
Culture
Mon
Date
5th - 10th Century
Material
Terra cotta
Dimensions cm / inch
Height 24 cm
Conservation status *
Rim repaired, no other repairs. No restorations.
Remarks
Circular red painted designs on buff slip layer

A Madagascar ‘aloalo’ Funeral Post

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A Madagascar ‘aloalo’ Funeral Post topped by two birds
Origin: Madagascar, Malagasy
Culture: Mahafaly
Date: Early 20th Century
Material: A kind of rosewood
Dimensions cm / inch:
Height 142 cm
Conservation status *
Tips of both beaks restored. No other restorations, no repairs.
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Yangshao cultuur
2de millennium vr Chr
Terra cotta - tl test
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Qiling
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Qiling

An Ivory ‘huban’ Sceptre

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An Ivory ‘huban’ Sceptre
Origin
China
Date
19th Century
Material
Ivory
Dimensions cm / inch
Height 44,5 cm
Conservation status
The ivory has lost its polish and does not convince 100% as for its ..read more
Provenance
De Laet collection, Antwerp, Belgium
Remarks
No metal base provided.

A Sui court Figure

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Origin
China
Period
Sui dynasty (581-618 AD)
Date
Late 6th - early 7th Century
Material
Straw glazed terra cotta

A Chinese minorities ‘pig’ Mask

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Origin
South China
Date
20th Century
Material
Polychromed papier-maché
Conservation status *
No repairs, no restorations

A pair of seated Bulul Figures

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Origin
Philippines
Culture
Bulul
Date
20th Century
Material
Wood
Dimensions
Height 40 and 33 cm

A woven and painted Baba mask

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Origin
Papua New Guinea, Middle Sepik River
Culture
Maprik, Abelam
Date
Mid 20th Century
Material
Rattan, polychromy
Dimensions cm / inch
Height 50 cm

A Madagascar ‘mohara ody’ Amulet

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Origin
Madagascar
Culture
Sakalava
Date
20th Century
Material
Wood, fibers, lacquer, metal, glass
Dimensions cm / inch
Height 11 cm

A Yaka hand Mask

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Origin
Congo-Kinshasa / Democratic Republic of Zaire - Angola
Culture
Yaka
Date
20th Century
Material
Wood, polychromy
Dimensions cm / inch
Height 33 cm
Remarks
The Yaka are an ethnic group of Southwestern Democratic Republic of the Congo and Angola. They number about 300,000. They live in the forest and savanna areas between the Kwango and Wamba rivers.

A cylindrical Hat Box with bulging top in leather

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Origin
China
Period
Late Qing dynasty
Date
1900 or older
Material
Wood, leather, black lacquer, brass
Dimensions cm / inch
Height 23 x Ø 35 cm
Conservation status
Original brassware

A scale model Altar Table in burgundy lacquer

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Origin
China
Period
Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)
Date
19th Century
Material
Yellow/golden cypress (‘huangbaimu’), transparent burgundy lacquer
Dimensions cm / inch
Width 17,9 x depth 4,9 x height 5,4 In
Remarks
This is a type of object that was typically used in a private altar as a stand for e.g. a relic. It may as well have been a display platform for a refined object.