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by Julien
Fri Nov 06, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: What is it? (Object identification)
Topic: Mystery Turned Wood Mortar / Press?
Replies: 1
Views: 323

Re: Mystery Turned Wood Mortar / Press?

Indian Seed Dispenser
by Julien
Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:54 am
Forum: What is it? (Object identification)
Topic: Sao people of Chad or Dogon??
Replies: 1
Views: 740

Re: Sao people of Chad or Dogon??

made for tourists could be india could be africa..
by Julien
Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:41 am
Forum: What is it? (Object identification)
Topic: Metal African Couple
Replies: 1
Views: 623

Re: Metal African Couple

This a basically a moder made for market item, could be from anywhere (probably nigeria or Benin) but it has nothing to do with traditional African art.

As a decorative piece it look nice though!
by Julien
Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:38 am
Forum: What is it? (Object identification)
Topic: Mystery Soapstone Tool??
Replies: 1
Views: 679

Re: Mystery Soapstone Tool??

Probably a serpentine carving (aka soapstone) made in zimbabwe export piece... but since you are in alberta it could be some native american carving but I am not sure about that.
by Julien
Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:34 am
Forum: What is it? (Object identification)
Topic: bronze filigree fish money box
Replies: 1
Views: 612

Re: bronze filigree fish money box

This is a "modern" bronze/brass fish box from Benin made for sale
by Julien
Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: What is it? (Object identification)
Topic: Rare statue , DRC ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1041

Re: Rare statue , DRC ?

Hi Marc, Unfortunately this is a relatively modern fake or "decorative" piece with no historical value.
by Julien
Sun Apr 05, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: What is it? (Object identification)
Topic: African wood skull headpiece
Replies: 1
Views: 4509

Re: African wood skull headpiece

Hi thecrazymasklady, unfortunately you have a fantasy style decorative "mask" that is also why you couldn't find anything similar! amazing how they make this stuff look old right? If you have seen loads of real pieces (and fakes) it is possible to see the difference between real age and a faked "pat...
by Julien
Thu Feb 06, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: What is it? (Object identification)
Topic: Old African (?) Iron Oil Lamp - Mystery
Replies: 3
Views: 8211

Re: Old African (?) Iron Oil Lamp - Mystery

I think its a tool for making black ash for tattooing, probably from Indonesia
by Julien
Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: African Art
Topic: Entire private collection up for auction
Replies: 3
Views: 8474

Re: Entire private collection up for auction

if you could post pictures, i am sure we can identify them for you!
by Julien
Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Books, Films and images!
Topic: [Documentary] Central ethnographic film and documentary topic
Replies: 4
Views: 10531

Re: [Documentary] Central ethnographic film and documentary topic

Rodriquez wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:47 am
Can anyone recommend more etno documentaries about the Oceanic nations?
if you can find it, this is one of my favorites

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sky_Above_and_Mud_Beneath
by Julien
Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: What is it? (Object identification)
Topic: African Tusk Tool??
Replies: 2
Views: 5557

Re: African Tusk Tool??

It appears to be an Ivory pestle , looks authentic probably west african.
by Julien
Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: African Art
Topic: Entire private collection up for auction
Replies: 3
Views: 8474

Re: Entire private collection up for auction

you could also post the catalog here!
by Julien
Fri May 31, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Links to other useful sites
Topic: The Oceanic Art Society [Oceanic Art and Cultures]
Replies: 0
Views: 10445

The Oceanic Art Society [Oceanic Art and Cultures]

The aim of the Oceanic Art Society is to further the understanding and appreciation of Oceanic art. The focus is on traditional tribal art including contemporary art of the indigenous people of Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia and Australasia https://www.oceanicartsociety.org.au/ Oceanic art society...
by Julien
Fri May 31, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: Himalayan and Indian Art
Topic: [Nepal] Dingla Lady Kalsuali/Kalsvali
Replies: 1
Views: 7506

Re: [Nepal] Dingla Lady Kalsuali/Kalsvali

Perhaps i should have posted it in the art identification topic :)