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A gilt copper alloy pushed ritual conch trumpet. Tibet, circa 18th century . Photo Bonhams

A gilt copper alloy pushed ritual conch trumpet. Tibet, circa 18th century . Photo Bonhams

Africa | A mask worn by a young girl from the Dogon people of Mali | ca. 1950

Africa | A mask worn by a young girl from the Dogon people of Mali | ca. 1950

Hoop earring with head of lion-griffin. Greek, Early Hellenistic Period, 320–200 B.C.

Hoop earring with head of lion-griffin. Greek, Early Hellenistic Period, 320–200 B.C.

The rabab is the national instrument of Afghanistan used in ancient court music, as well as modern day art and entertainment music. The Afghan rabab is also found in northern India and Pakistan, probably due to the Afghan rule in those regions in the 18th Century. The rabab was the precursor to the Indian sarod, which is regarded as one of India's most important instruments.

The rabab is the national instrument of Afghanistan used in ancient court music, as well as modern day art and entertainment music. The Afghan rabab is also found in northern India and Pakistan, probably due to the Afghan rule in those regions in the 18th Century. The rabab was the precursor to the Indian sarod, which is regarded as one of India's most important instruments.

Antique Brass Gun Cartridge Box, 18th century

Antique Brass Gun Cartridge Box, 18th century

Buddhist Bell and Dorje (Diamond), symbolizing the unity of Compassion and Wisdom inseparable.

Buddhist Bell and Dorje (Diamond), symbolizing the unity of Compassion and Wisdom inseparable.

Papua New Guinea ~ Madang (province) ~ Ramu (district) | Chest pendant made from shells, fiber and pigment

Papua New Guinea ~ Madang (province) ~ Ramu (district) | Chest pendant made from shells, fiber and pigment

Kangling trumpet from Tibet. A kangling is a human femur bone, which has been hollowed out for use as a “trumpet” in Tibetan Buddhist funeral rituals. The sound it produces is sometimes described as “eerie” or “other-worldly.” The use of bones in Buddhist religious rituals are not meant to be dreary or morbid, rather, to remind us all of our mortality and rejoice in the gift of life. The perfect piece for the eccentric collector.

Kangling trumpet from Tibet. A kangling is a human femur bone, which has been hollowed out for use as a “trumpet” in Tibetan Buddhist funeral rituals. The sound it produces is sometimes described as “eerie” or “other-worldly.” The use of bones in Buddhist religious rituals are not meant to be dreary or morbid, rather, to remind us all of our mortality and rejoice in the gift of life. The perfect piece for the eccentric collector.

Gold of Ancient Panama...Gold Seahorse,circa 13AD Gilcrease Museum

Gold of Ancient Panama...Gold Seahorse,circa 13AD Gilcrease Museum

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