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Material: Bone
Late 19th-Early 20th Century Tribal Snuff Container, Tibet
Located in Point Richmond, CA
Late 19th-early 20th century tribal snuff container, Tibet A graceful horn, bone and silver snuff container from Tibet, in excellent condition.  
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Early 20th Century Tibetan Tribal Bone Tribal Art

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Horn

Antique Ethnic Artifact Sepik River Cassowary Bone from Papua New Guinea
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Antique Ethnic Artifact Sepik River Cassowary Bone from Papua New Guinea For many groups in Papua New Guinea, bone was an important medium for making tools of all types. This artifact is made from leg bone of a cassowary, a large, flightless, and extremely dangerous, bird. Cassowaries also play an important role in the mythology of groups in the Sepik River area. Though no longer used these bone artifacts are still used ceremonially. They often play important roles in male initiation and other rituals. They are also worn as personal adornment by tucking them into a band of braided fibers worn around the upper arm. Antique Ethnic Bone Cassowary Artifact with minimal carving and incised design confined to the joint end. A small hole has been drilled through from both sides of the top and presumably for the threading of a cord. The bone has been partially divided near the top and to form two prongs that project down the back of the dagger possibly allowing the user to wear is tuck into a waist band or belt. Origin Papua New Guinea Maprik Dist Area From the Art Collection of Marian and John Scott, acquired in 1962. Similar items are in display in the Timothy S. Y. Lam Museum of Anthropology. Purchased from the amazing private collection of Mark Lissauer who spent his life collecting niche ethnographic pieces. About Mark Lissauer: Mark Lissauer spent forty years travelling abroad for months at a time collecting ethnographic artefacts primarily from New Guinea and the islands of the West Pacific, and from Asia and Himalayan countries. Fluent in five languages and having in the course of business travelled to more than forty countries, Mark is well-known to museums and art-collectors around the world for his long career and his interesting and diverse collection of rare ethnographic material. Mark knows the origin and symbolism of each piece. Through extensive research and more than ninety trips around the globe, Mark familiarised himself with the traditions of the various cultures he visited in order to understand the meaning of each object to its region and tribe. His home has a specialist library and several rooms are filled with tribal carvings, textiles and ethnographica. He acquired his first tribal piece in 1948 during a business trip to Milne Bay, New Guinea, and has since documented the acquisition of some 35,000 items. Several thousands of these have been sold to important private collections and museums worldwide, including the Rockefeller Museum, the British Museum and the Musée National des Arts d’Afrique et d’Océanie, now incorporated into the Louvre Museum. Estimator certificate of authenticity by Wayne Heathcote Tribal Art Dealer and Expert. Heathcote has a flash gallery in Brussels, where much of the tribal art business is centred, and is an expert at Sotheby's tribal art sale...
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Early 20th Century Folk Art Bone Tribal Art

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Bone

Two Pre Inuit Thule Culture Bone Tool Handles
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Two carved bone tool Handles from the Pre-Inuit Thule Culture in all original condition. Probable wood working tools, the handles once held Stone or, more rarely, Iron blades. The la...
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17th Century Tribal Antique Bone Tribal Art

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Bone

Pre Inuit/ Eskimo Thule Culture Artifacts
Located in Bridgeport, CT
A curated collection of Pre Inuit Thule Culture (1,200-1,600 A.D.) Artifacts housed in a Museum Style Frame. The Collection includes various implements used in daily life by the wide...
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Early 1600s North American Tribal Antique Bone Tribal Art

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Stone

Antique African Tribal Carved Bone TOTEM Ceremonial Pipe
Located in Forney, TX
An unusual and whimsical figural TOTEM carved bone ceremonial pipe, displayed raised on a custom wooden Stand. Outstanding patina. Superb condition. Dimensions: (approx) Pipe...
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Early 20th Century Tribal Bone Tribal Art

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Bone, Wood

African Genuine Greater Kudu Horn Floor Lamp with Custom Made Shade, Lucite Base
Located in Ottawa, Ontario
African genuine greater kudu horn floor lamp with custom made shade on Lucite base. 20th century. Floor lamp mounted on a Lucite base. The horn w...
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Mid-20th Century Kenyan Tribal Bone Tribal Art

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Horn, Lucite

Single Yua Wenga Currency from the Early 20th Century
Located in Atlanta, GA
A single Yua Wenga currency from the early 20th century on custom iron stand. This antique tribal currency piece from Papua New Guinea has been carved ...
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Early 20th Century Papua New Guinean Bone Tribal Art

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Bone

Frontal of Kouri Beef 'Bos taurus belensis'
Located in Leuven , BE
Beef from Lake Chad, native to the banks and islands of this lake, is generally called Kouri. Unlike the Zebus, it does not have a hump and its coat is white. Its horns show great va...
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Late 20th Century Chadian Bone Tribal Art

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Bone

Andrianna Shamaris Tribal Bracelet on Stand
Located in New York, NY
Hand cut bone antique bracelet from Sumatra with 31 finely cut bracelets sewn together and set on a stand. Rare. Andrianna Shamaris, Inc. The Leader In Modern Organic Design™
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Early 1900s Primitive Antique Bone Tribal Art

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Metal

African Mother and Daughter Tribal Figures
Located in Asheville, NC
Graceful pair of sleek carved standing African female figures poised upon discs of contrasting dark hardwood most likely from the Ivory Coast.
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19th Century South African Antique Bone Tribal Art

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Bone, Hardwood

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