These items are as found – no attempt has been made to clean or restore them.

Bronze Artifacts

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  • Ancient Hook for Palanquin

    Used by the Khmer people, in what is now Cambodia, during the Angkor Wat or Bayon Period ( late 12-13th C.), this was part of the support system of a palanquin (passenger conveyance carried on poles). The term is derived from the Sanskrit ‘palyanka’, meaning bed or couch. The poles were inserted through the holes on the hooks; a cloth, which formed a hammock-like seat for the passenger, was attached to rings which hung from the hooks (see drawing). These were only used for high status individuals and royalty. Made of bronze with high copper content, ours has some nice details of a garuda and naga head. It comes with a custom made stand of wood and iron. Condition is quite good for its ancient age. This is a beautiful treasure from an ancient culture and time.

    Size: 4.75 in. x 3.25 in. x 2 in. without stand / 7.75 in. x 2.66 in. x 3.5 in. with stand

    $420.00

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  • Bronze Lime Container

    This item has either a mismatched top and bottom (although they work together), or the two parts were separated and corrosion occurred differently on the two parts. Mid-14thC to mid-16thC.

    Size: 4.12″ h

    $50.00

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  • Bronze Lime Container

    This item has a more contemporary and simpler design than the other tubes, except for AC179, which is a smaller version of this. Mid-14thC to mid-16thC.

    Size: 3.75″ h

    $70.00

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  • Bronze Lime Container

    Richly patinated, this item has the base and cap corroded together. It is possible to separate them, but we decided not to force them apart. Mid-14thC to mid-16thC.

    Size: 3.5″ h

    $60.00

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  • Bronze Lime Container

    This item has a more contemporary and simpler design than the other tubes, except for AC173, which is a larger version of this. Hand-twisted cord at the bottom for those interested in carbon dating. Mid-14thC to mid-16thC.

    Size: 3″ h

    $60.00

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