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Pipe

This is a very finely carved pipe bowl from North America. Imitation European letters are carved around the sides of the pipe and an animal head on the top. A...

Carving

Despite traditional views that this type of carving reflects famine and emaciation, modern thinking suggests that this is a representation of a deceased ancestor and was probably displayed during celebrations...

Earring

A pair of earrings and a nose ring that would likely be part of a north Indian woman’s bridal jewellery. The 22 carat gold wire frames of both the earrings...

Mbrammuo

The Asante used small weights such as this to measure out specific amounts of gold for centuries. The weights were often decorated with geometric patterns, and were made in Ghana...

Sash

The Huichol (or Wixárika) are the modern day descendants of the Aztecs, who number several thousand people in the west Mexican states of Nayarit, Zacatecas and Jalisco. This belt reflects...

Spear

This spearthrower has a hardwood fore-shaft. The shaft is said to have been made from the flowering stalk of the grass tree, the ends bound with sinew or twisted...

Painting

A depiction of Virabhadra (an incarnation of Shiva), with his wife Sati on the right. On the left is her father Daksha, who after fighting Virabhadra receives a ramm’s head....