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Pair of Wooden Japanese Temple Figures, Nio
Located in Palm Desert, CA
These are Japanese Nio, figures that were placed outside Buddhist temples, on each side of the entrance, to ward off evil spirits, demons, and thieves from the late Muromachi to earl...
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Other Art Style 15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Wood

Chancay Mummy Mask
Located in Cleveland, OH
Chancay Mummy Mask Pre-Columbian Peru Carved Wood, Shells, Textile 11 x 7 x 4 inches Exhibited: Chancay: Neglected Civilization of Potters and Weavers, Pan-American Union, Washington...
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Tribal 15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Textile, Wood

Figure of Maitreya
Located in Palm Desert, CA
A wood sculpture of the Maitreya from the late Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), China, radiocarbon dated by Rafter Radiocarbon Lab in New Zealand. Maitreya, the “happy Buddha” of the future...
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Other Art Style 15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Pigment, Wood

Sancai-Glazed Horse with Cut Fur Blanket
Located in Palm Desert, CA
A Chinese, Tang Dynasty, Sancai-glazed, three colors of brown, green and creamy, sculpture of a horse with a cut fur blanket. This Chinese, Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD), glazed earthenw...
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15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Earthenware, Glaze

Pre-Columbian Jaguar
Located in Cleveland, OH
Pre-Columbian Jaguar Costa Rica Carved Stone 8 x 15.5 x 7 inches Rare, Costa Rican, pre-Columbian, Stone Jaguar. When these carvings are found intact, they very rarely depict human...
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Tribal 15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Stone

Indian Pink Sandstone Figure of a Deity, Central India, 11th/12th century
Located in SANTA FE, NM
Indian Pink Sandstone Figure of a Deity (Possibly Shiva) Central India, 11th/12th century Pink Sandstone 22 inches, 25 inches on base In the Hindu pantheon Shiva is one of the most...
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Other Art Style 15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Sandstone

Roman Campana Relief of a Satyr Harvesting Grapes
Located in London, GB
Roman pottery Campana relief, circa 1st century BC-1st century AD. A kneeling satyr, nude apart from a cloak tied around his neck, raises his arms to pick bunches of grapes to add t...
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15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Terracotta

Egyptian Limestone Sarcophagus
Located in London, GB
The upper part of a limestone sarcophagus lid, 30th Dynasty - Early Ptolemaic, circa 380 - 200 BC. From a large anthropoid sarcophagus, the idealized face framed by the voluminous t...
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15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Limestone

Ancient Egyptian New Kingdom Shabti for Iuferbaku
Located in London, GB
"Illumine the Osiris, whose word is truth. Hail, Shabti Figure! If the Osiris be decreed to do any of the work which is to be done in Khert-Neter, let everything which standeth in th...
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15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Wood

Egyptian Limestone Relief depicting a Pharaoh
Located in London, GB
"Long live the Sun-Horus, the strong youth, the Lord of the diadems, the glorious, the golden Horus, who has crowned his father, the King of Upper and Lower Egypt, the Lord of the co...
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15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Limestone

Roman Marble Fragment of a Hand
Located in London, GB
Roman Marble Fragment of a Hand, 2nd - 3rd Century AD. Carved marble, the hand shown with open palm, the fingers subtly curved. Provenance: Private collection, France.
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15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Marble

Throne Madonna
Located in Wien, Wien
Throne Madonna around 1250/80 Spain Carved hardwood

 height 44 cm Original version
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Gothic 15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Wood

Corpus Christi
Located in Wien, Wien
Christ around 1330/50 Central Italy / Tuscany Carved hardwood

 height 100 cm Polychrome frame
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Gothic 15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Wood

Corpus Christi
Located in Wien, Wien
Corpus Christi around 1170/90 Southern France or Catalonia carved oak wood

 height 109 cm, width 96 cm Remains of polychromy
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Gothic 15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Wood

Hildegard von Bingen
Located in Wien, Wien
Hildegard of Bingen Tyrol around 1490

 Carved lime wood

 height 46,5 cm Original version
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Gothic 15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Wood

Romanesque Madonna
Located in Wien, Wien
Romanesque Madonna Auvergne around 1175/1200 Pine wood carved height 40,5 cm Remains of polychrome frame
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Gothic 15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Wood

Stucco Portrait of a Lohan China Yuan/Ming Dynasty, circa 14th Century
Located in SANTA FE, NM
Stucco Portrait of a Lohan China Yuan/Ming Dynasty, circa 14th Century Lohans are saints that have reached the first stage of Nirvana who may show others the way. They were discipl...
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15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Glass, Plaster, Pigment

Stucco Portrait of a Lohan China, Yuan/Ming Dynasty, circa 14th Century
Located in SANTA FE, NM
Stucco Portrait of a Lohan China Yuan/Ming Dynasty, circa 14th Century Lohans are saints that have reached the first stage of Nirvana who may show others the way. They were discipl...
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15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Glass, Plaster, Pigment

Saints Bishop
Located in Wien, Wien
Saint Bishop around 1150/80 South Tyrol around 1150/80

 Carved hardwood

 height 60 cm Original version
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Gothic 15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Wood

Small head of a flat figure with headdress - Michoacán - West Mexico.
Located in Pymble, AU
Small Head of a Flat figure with headdress - Michoacán - West Mexico. Small Head of a Flat figure with headdress - Michoacán - West Mexico. Purépecha indigenous people, approximatel...
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Tribal 15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Clay

Pre Columbian Mesoamerica clay head, Veracruz Culture Approximatly 600 - 900 BCE
Located in Pymble, AU
Pre Columbian Mesoamerica clay head, Veracruz Culture Approximatly 600 - 900 BCE.Variations of these figures are well represented within the antiquity collections of major institutio...
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Tribal 15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Clay

Pre Columbian head - Michoacán Culture - West Mexico.
Located in Pymble, AU
Pre Columbian head - Michoacán Culture - West Mexico. Purépecha indigenous people, approximately 100BCE. This is the head fragment of a larger statue that would encompass the full f...
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Tribal 15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Clay

Small clay head - Remojadas Culture - Classic Veracruz Culture 100 BCE to 800 CE
Located in Pymble, AU
Small clay head - Remojadas Culture - Classic Veracruz Culture 100 BCE to 800 CE The Remojada cultures is particularly known for its pottery and its hollow ceramic figurines often f...
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Tribal 15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Clay

Apostle Simon
Located in Wien, Wien
Apostle Simon Workshop of the master of Kefermarkt
 Upper Austria 
 Around 1500.
 carved lime wood, height 68 cm originals, polychrome frame 
 Patron saint of Goslar (together with J...
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Gothic 15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Wood

Apostle Philip
Located in Wien, Wien
Apostle Philip Workshop of the master of Kefermarkt
 Upper Austria 
 Around 1500. 
carved lime wood, height 68 cm originals, polychrome frame 
Patron saint of Sorrento, Dieppe, Phil...
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Gothic 15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Wood

Apostle Matthew
Located in Wien, Wien
Apostle Matthew Workshop of the master of Kefermarkt
 Upper Austria 
Around 1500. 
carved lime wood, height 65 cm originals, polychrome frame 
 Patron saint of accountants, money cha...
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Gothic 15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Wood

Apostle Jacobus
Located in Wien, Wien
Apostle Jacobus Workshop of the master of Kefermarkt
 Upper Austria 
Around 1500.
 carved lime wood, height 67 cm
 Originals, polychrome version 

Patron saint of Dieppe and Friesla...
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Gothic 15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Wood

Apostle Judas Thaddaeus
Located in Wien, Wien
Apostle Judas Thaddeus Workshop of the master of Kefermarkt
 Upper Austria 
 Around 1500. 
carved lime wood, height 65 cm originals, polychrome frame Patron saint of Goslar (togethe...
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Gothic 15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Wood

Apostle Bartholomew
Located in Wien, Wien
Apostle Bartholomew Workshop of the master of Kefermarkt 
Upper Austria 
 Around 1500. 
carved lime wood, height 70 cm originals, polychrome frame 
 Patron saint of Altenburg, Frankf...
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Gothic 15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Wood

Sainte Catherine
Located in Wien, Wien
Sainte. Catherine Cologne around 1350/70 Carved lime wood height 49,5 cm Originals, polychrome version
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Gothic 15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Wood

Madonna with child
Located in Wien, Wien
Madonna with child Rheinland around 1350/70 Carved hardwood Original version Height 50 cm
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Gothic 15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Wood

Madonna with child
Located in Wien, Wien
Madonna on the throne France around 1360/80 Carved oak wood Remains of polychrome frame Height 50 cm
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Gothic 15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Wood

Madonna with child
Located in Wien, Wien
Schwäbisch/Tirol around 1480 Carved lime wood Originals, polychrome, partly closed setting
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Gothic 15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Wood

Teotihuacan Head Fragment - Approximately 0-650 A.D.
Located in Pymble, AU
Teotihuacan Head Fragment approximately 0 - 650 A.D. Teotihuacan is an ancient Mesoamerican city located 50 km northeast of modern-day Mexico City. The city was settled as early as ...
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Tribal 15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Stone

Mayan Civilisation - Camazotz - Death Bat - Bat God - Mesoamerican Mythology
Located in Pymble, AU
An early Camazotz earthenware fragment. Mayan civilisation, Camazotz, which roughly translates to death bat and was associated with night, death, and sacrifice. It was a deity of the...
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Tribal 15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Clay

Pre Columbian - Head of a Flat figure with headdress - Michoacán - West Mexico.
Located in Pymble, AU
Head of a flat figure with headdress, Michoacán, West Mexico. Purépecha indigenous people, approximately 100BCE. This is the head fragment of a larger statue that would encompass the...
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Tribal 15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Clay

Head Fragment - Remojadas Culture - Classic Veracruz Culture 100 BCE to 800 CE
Located in Pymble, AU
The Remojada cultures is particularly known for its pottery and its hollow ceramic figurines often found across a wide variety of settings, including burials and middens. Often these...
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Tribal 15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Clay

Pre Columbian – Mayan – Kinich Ahau – The Yucatec Mayan Sun God
Located in Pymble, AU
Pre Columbian, Mayan, Kinich Ahau – The Yucatec Mayan Sun God. This is a fired earthenware antiquity from the Mayan civilisation 2000BC - 1647AD and is representative of the Yucatec ...
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Tribal 15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Clay

Ancient Greek Hellenistic Marble Head of an Athlete
Located in London, GB
"Grant him gracious respect both amongst citizens and foreigners, since he walks a straight path that spurns hubris, having learnt clearly what the upright minds of his noble ancesto...
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15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Marble

Ancient Roman Marble Statue of a Dancing Satyr
Located in London, GB
"Mine are the demigods, the wild spirits, nymphs, fauns and satyrs, and sylvan deities of the hills. Since we have not yet thought them worth a place in heaven let us at least allow ...
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15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Marble

Exceptional Gandharan Stucco Buddha
Located in London, GB
"Like the sun bursting from a cloud in the morning, - so he too, when he was born from his mother's womb, made the world bright like gold, bursting forth with his rays which dispelle...
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15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Other Medium

Roman Marble Statuette of Zeus
Located in London, GB
"To view this miscellany of beauties, to gaze upon [Castle Howard's] collection of excellencies, a man of taste may in a few hours improve his mind and expand his views more than he ...
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15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Marble

Ancient Greek Bronze Figure of Hephaistos
Located in London, GB
"Sing, clear-voiced Muse, of Hephaistos famed for inventions. With bright-eyed Athena he taught men glorious crafts throughout the world, men who before used to dwell in caves in the...
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15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Superb Ancient Japanese Haniwa Head
Located in London, GB
"As one gradually draws away from a Haniwa, the sculptured eyes become real eyes, now truly the 'windows of the soul'; the whole face lights up with life; and the entire Haniwa figur...
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15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Terracotta

Roman Marble Head of Athena
Located in London, GB
"On her head [Athena] set her helmet of gold, with four plumes, and coming to a peak both in front and behind - decked with the emblems of a hundred cities; then she stepped into her...
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15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Marble

Egyptian Basalt Naophorous Statue
Located in London, GB
An Egyptian basalt fragment of a Naophorous (‘temple bearer’), dating to the Late Period, circa 664-332 BC. Standing against a black pillar, wearing a close-fitting kilt bound with ...
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15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Other Medium

Gandharan Schist Statue of Buddha
Located in London, GB
"Among the Indians are those philosophers also who follow the precepts of Boutta, whom they honour as a god on account of his extraordinary sanctity." Clement of Alexandria (AD 150-2...
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15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Other Medium

Exceptional Classical Greek Terracotta Head of a Youth
Located in London, GB
"Butades's daughter … being deeply in love with a young man about to depart on a long journey, traced the profile of his face, as thrown upon the wall by the light of the lamp. Upon ...
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15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Terracotta

Greek Black Glazed Pottery Hydria
Located in London, GB
"Bounteous beyond expression is the earth, if we only consider in detail her various gifts … her productions in the shape of pottery alone, would more than suffice, in their variety,...
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15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Terracotta

Highrelief , Massacre of the Innocents Thomas Gaudiello 20th november 1685
Located in Milan, IT
Three-dimensional high-relief panel representig the Massacre of the Innocents. The scene takes place in an hypothetical Bethlehem in the square facing Herod’s palace. In the foregrou...
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Other Art Style 15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Other Medium

Pre-Columbian, Western Mexico, Colima Seated Dwarf figural redware sculpture
Located in Hudson, NY
Pre-Columbian, Western Mexico, Colima, ca. 100 BCE to 250 CE. A fine example of Colima pottery. A beautiful redware vessel depicting a hunchback dwarf), with a finely-delineated visa...
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15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Terracotta

Pre-Columbian, West Mexico, Nayarit woman figural sculpture
Located in Hudson, NY
Pre-Columbian, West Mexico, Nayarit, Ixtlan del Rio type, ca. 100 BCE to 200 CE. A handbuilt bichrome terracotta standing female figure standing with her torso nude with pronounced b...
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15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Terracotta

Pre-Columbian, West Mexico, Nayarit woman figural sculpture
Located in Hudson, NY
Pre-Columbian, West Mexico, Nayarit, Ixtlan del Rio type, ca. 100 BCE to 200 CE. A handbuilt bichrome terracotta female figure seated with feet peeking out beneath her skirt - her to...
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15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Terracotta

Pre-Columbian Colima Shaman terracotta figure vessel Mexican sculpture
Located in Hudson, NY
Seated Shaman Colima culture Mexico ca. 300 BCE - 300 CE Pre-Columbian, West Mexico, Colima, ca. 300 BCE to 300 CE. A hollow-cast and highly-burnished terracotta hunchback shaman fi...
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15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Terracotta

Veracruz Mexico Pre-Columbian ceramic Warrior figure sculpture
Located in Hudson, NY
Figure of a Chanting Warrior Ceramic with bitumen highlights 300-600 CE (Classic Period) Mexico, Veracruz, possibly Nopiloa Veracruz Culture Pre-Columbian, Mexico, Vera Cruz culture...
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15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Ceramic

Ancient Gandhara Sculpture - 2nd/3rd Century
Located in Roma, IT
Gandhara Sculpture is a large gray schist statue representing a figure of a devotee with turbant.. From the drapery and the cloth sculptures, we could understand it deals with a st...
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15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Stone

Late 15th-century Old Master Burgundian Netherlands carved walnut figure
Located in Hudson, NY
Beautiful late 15th-century Burgundian Netherlandish portrait of a woman. Carved walnut. Original polychrome has been removed with traces at base and lower portions of figure. Minor ...
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Old Masters 15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Walnut

Egyptian Coffin mask
Located in Wien, Wien
26th dynasty, ca. 664 - 525 B.C. Wood covered with linen Original version Height 50 cm. Provenance: Private collection Füssen Collection of the archaeologist Klenz Starnberg before 1...
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Naturalistic 15th Century and Earlier Figurative Sculptures

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Wood