CHINESE HILLTRIBE / DONG OR MIAO PEOPLE Southern China
Drum table mid 20th Century
Exotic wood with vellum drum top and button, decorative iron ring
mounts and patinated brass decorative nails.
H: 22 ½ x Dia top: 18” x Body Dia: 20”
Chinese Hilltribe / Dong or Miao People Drum table mid 20th Century
DONG OR MEOW PEOPLE Southern China
Spiral counterweight early 20th century
Handwrought silver (Dutch coin silver) with custom stand
H: 10 ¼” x W: 5 1/4” x D: 2 ¾” (dimensions on stand)
These beautifully dynamic spiral objects were worn on the back to support a ceremonial apron worn across the front.
Ceremonial Parrot Effigy Metate 4th–8th century
Guanacaste-Nicoya Costa Rica
Volcanic stone carved with Greek key type designs, openwork feather details and finely detailed bird’s head and beak.
A related Ceremonial Metate can be found in the Rockefeller collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
H: 14″ x D: 12 1/2″ x L: 30 1/2″