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Vintage Ashanti Female Fertility Figure (Akuaba)

Vintage Ashanti Female Fertility Figure (Akuaba)

This hand carved wooden ritual fertility figure from the Ashanti people in Ghana is one of the most recognized African art forms the world over. These carvings, called akuaba, are blessed by priests, then carried by the women in the tribe who wish to become pregnant or to ensure the health and beauty of a child
Theorem Painting of Girl with Goose by Jean Henry

Theorem Painting of Girl with Goose by Jean Henry

This twentieth-century theorem was painted by Virginia artist Jean Henry, who designed and painted all her works with oils on cotton velveteen. She created this theorem in 1980, the only year she signed her works with her initials JRH.
Angelica Morales Gamez  Hand Painted Mexican Pot - Dated 1988

Angelica Morales Gamez Hand Painted Mexican Pot - Dated 1988

This pot or olla was decorated with a complex painting of women carrying baskets and strings of fish. The details are wonderful and include buildings, birds and the sun, among others. The piece was signed near the bottom "Mercar Pescado" {the fish market} and Angelica M. Gamez 2-MAR 1988.
A. Begay Navajo (Diné) Framed Sand Painting

A. Begay Navajo (Diné) Framed Sand Painting

This vibrant and beautiful sand painting was done on the usual piece of pressed wood. The various components of the painting are:

Upper Left: Turquoise set in silver, like a squash blossom necklace or belt buckle
Upper left: Two human figures at the edge of a mesa
Central: A Navajo pot, flanked by two black silhouettes of yucca plants, on desert sands
At the top: White clouds
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This tastevin or wine tasting cup was made by the famous Paris silversmiths Cailar, Bayard & Cie, which was founded by Noel Cailar and Pierre Bayard in 1848. In 1934 the firm went into liquidation and was absorbed by the premier French firm Christofle. Christofle liked this design for a tastevin very much and continued to produce it through the 1930’s. Read More...