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by Julien
Thu May 12, 2022 12:05 am
Forum: What is it? (Object identification)
Topic: Anyone know what this object is?
Replies: 1
Views: 532

Re: Anyone know what this object is?

This site is more about identifying objects from non-western cultures... In this case, I have no idea! I would try and find someone who is specialized in architectural salvage ..maybe they know?
by Julien
Thu Jan 27, 2022 11:30 pm
Forum: What is it? (Object identification)
Topic: Siamese twin identification
Replies: 3
Views: 2636

Re: Siamese twin identification

The picture below has them in use, F0FECBCF480340A39EF3E553E7A1D5B901jpg.jpg For more information you could purchase the following book: Coaxing the Spirits to Dance: Art And Society in the Papuan Gulf of New Guinea ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 094472230X ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0944722305 41GMGV4XNFL._SX361_BO1,204,203...
by Julien
Thu Jan 27, 2022 11:23 pm
Forum: What is it? (Object identification)
Topic: Siamese twin identification
Replies: 3
Views: 2636

Re: Siamese twin identification

Sorry for the late reply, this is a An Elema Laua Shield from the Papuan Gulf, made for tourists.. the real ones are quite rare and expensive! see the added example.
by Julien
Thu Jan 27, 2022 11:15 pm
Forum: What is it? (Object identification)
Topic: Merman?
Replies: 2
Views: 1574

Re: Merman?

It is a decorative object, so no real tribal origin, sorry.
by Julien
Thu Jan 27, 2022 10:47 pm
Forum: What is it? (Object identification)
Topic: Is this a reproduction?
Replies: 1
Views: 1288

Re: Is this a reproduction?

Yes, indeed a fake made for market.. the "patina" is artificial.. sorry
The real thing is very rare and expensive, that's why they are faked like this.
by Julien
Sat Oct 30, 2021 12:29 pm
Forum: What is it? (Object identification)
Topic: What is this Stone Artifact?
Replies: 2
Views: 2250

Re: What is this Stone Artifact?

Hi Curl!,

I am very sorry I can't place it! I showed it to some people and the general thought is that it is probobly from West Africa .. Mali .. perhaps Djenne.
by Julien
Fri Aug 06, 2021 12:41 am
Forum: What is it? (Object identification)
Topic: Identify objects please
Replies: 1
Views: 2018

Re: Identify objects please

Hi Deanery34, The two dolls are called Akua'ba and are traditionally made by the Ashanti from Ghana (and adjacent area). Your examples are made for the market (for sale to tourists etc) and the arms are almost completely missing (a bit of a fantasy item based on the real thing). The Other item is a ...
by Julien
Fri Jul 09, 2021 12:17 am
Forum: What is it? (Object identification)
Topic: Big bundle of objects
Replies: 5
Views: 4186

Re: Big bundle of objects

Hi Leena,

the likely real ones are mostly from the Lobi and Ewe tribes. There are some other ones but they require a closer study.

Hope it helps,

Cheers
by Julien
Mon Jan 18, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: What is it? (Object identification)
Topic: Huge Asian Bamboo Root and African Brass Pipes??
Replies: 1
Views: 2380

Re: Huge Asian Bamboo Root and African Brass Pipes??

A pipe made in Cameroon, not old and made for sale.
by Julien
Fri Nov 06, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: What is it? (Object identification)
Topic: Mystery Turned Wood Mortar / Press?
Replies: 1
Views: 2228

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: 2772

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: 2454

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: 2501

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: 2423

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: 2915

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: 5936

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 ...
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: 10434

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

I think its a tool for making black ash for tattooing, probably from Indonesia