Stories & Descriptions

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NOTE: The stories and descriptions listed within this site is intended for educational purposes only.

1. 47 Ronin
2. African Stone Monoliths
3. Akan Kente Cloth
4. Akwanshi Stone Monolith
5. Amber and its Healing Power
6. Amitabha Dhyani Buddha
7. Antique Chinese Furniture
8. Archaic Chinese Ceremonial Blades
9. Archaic Chinese Hardstone Bi or Disc
10. Archaic Chinese Hardstone Cong Form
11. Ashanti Akuaba Doll
12. Ashanti Orator Staff of Linguist Staff
13. Ashetu Ceremonial Hat
14. Ashtamangala or Eight Auspicious Symbols
15. Azande Medicine Pots
16. Bamana Boli African Fetish
17. Bamileke Lion Stool
18. Bamileke Spider Stools or Side Tables
19. Baule Blolo or Spirit Spouses
20. Baule Tribesman Mask with Pith Helmet
21. Bedu Mask or Bedu Plank Mask
22. Bembe Milk Vessels
23. Benin Bronze Royal Leopard
24. Benin Bronze Slave Trade Procession
25. Benin Mudfish
26. Bob Meyer
27. Bob Meyer Review
28. Brian Sindler
29. Bridge Watcher Figure on Elephant
30. Bronze Foo Dog Incense Burner
31. Budai or Laughing Buddha
32. Buddhist Kangling or Carved Bone Trumpet
33. Buddhist Triangular Storage Box
34. Bug and Butterfly Specimens
35. Bwami Mask of the Songola People
36. Ceremonial Porcupine Tunic
37. Chinese Ancestor Portrait Scrolls
38. Chinese Bone Vases
39. Chinese Gu vs Furniture Provenance
40. Chinese Vernacular Furniture
41. Chiwara, Ci Wara or Antelope Headdress
42. Classical Antique Chinese Furniture
43. Classical Chinese Furniture
44. Damarau or Sago Storage Vessel
45. Djenne Bronze Ring with Horse & Rider
46. Dogon Kneeling Couple Bracelet or Armband
47. Dogon Star Gazers
48. Dongson Rain Drum or Frog Kha Drum
49. Fang Ngil Mask
50. Five Taras or Goddess Tara
51. Fragrances by Mark Buxton
52. Fragrances by Ramon Monegal
53. Fragrances by Strange Invisible Perfumes
54. Fragrances by Volnay
55. Fragrances by Xerjoff
56. Gan Bracelet Currency
57. Ganesh or Ganesha
58. Gela Mask or Guere War Mask
59. Ghar Mandir Shrine or Home Altar
60. Goddess Mahadevi
61. Goddess Saraswati
62. Gongshi, Spirit Stone or Scholar’s Rock
63. Gurage Kata Sleepwalker Post
64. Heroine Koharu by Chikamatsu Monzaemon
65. Heroine Osan by Chikamatsu Monzaemon
66. Himalayan Masking Tradition
67. Hinggi
68. Holland Sheep Leather Furniture
69. Indian Pichvai Depicting Krishna
70. Jade Teacup with Dragon Motif
71. Jain Temple Fragments
72. Kogyo and Noh Drama Prints
73. Kuba Cloth or Tcaka Dance Skirt
74. Lacquering of Chinese Vernacular Furniture
75. Ladakh Ceremonial Attire
76. Lega Bwami Society Mask
77. Lithography
78. Lost-Wax Casting
79. Madonna Statue from French Colonial Vietnam
80. Mahakala Incense Burner
81. Mahavira
82. Mark Westervelt
83. Myth of Garuda
84. Naga Headhunter Shield
85. Nandi, Shiva's Mount
86. Nepalese Akshobya Buddha
87. Nok Terra Cotta
88. Passport Mask
89. Phurba, Kila or Ritual Blade
90. Pre-Columbian Coclé Pottery
91. Pre-Columbian Huari Figural Vessel
92. Prehistoric Knapped Blades or Tools
93. Quan Yin or Guanyin
94. Radha-Krishna
95. Rama the 7th Incarnation of Vishnu
96. Ranka-fu Orchid Woodblock Prints
97. Reclining Buddha or Buddha Entering Nirvana
98. Sanggori or Serpent Form Head Ornament
99. Seated Figure of Vasundhara
100. Senufo Hornbill, Setien or Harvest Bird
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  4. Nature’s Handiwork – Introduction to Gongshi Glen Joffe 28-Jul-2017
Stories & Descriptions

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“Cultural objects tell stories; and in each story a simple message is found—all cultures are the same, we just express ourselves differentlyGLEN JOFFE, OWNER