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Artifacts

Artifacts, archaeologically speaking are objects made or modified by a human culture and later recovered from an archaeological endeavor. In the case of 'cultural artifacts', these are human-made objects which give information about the culture of its creators and users and usually had a practical purpose. Some of these are ancient objects that have been recovered from marine excavations, unearthed or just "found".

Some of our current collection of artifacts are shown in this category such as the example to the right; an anthropomorphic figure handle fragment of a carved limestone secondary burial urn cover from a site in the Kulaman plateau, Cotabato province, Mindanao island, in the Philippine archipelago.

Many of our favorite pieces are in this category, their age and history being particularly fascinating. Since each of these items usually had some practical use, the history behind them and the primitive hands that made and used them is awe inspiring.

Secondary Burial Jar

Limestone burial jar, Mindanao, Philippines

Sindoor Powder Container India

Sindoor and kumkum powder container, India

Song Dynasty Marine Recovered Jar

Marine recovered jar, Song dynasty, China

SONG DYNASTY RECOVERED JAR

Shipwrecked, Sulu Sea marine-recovered jar. China, Song ...

SONG DYNASTY STORAGE JAR

Ocher-glazed earthenware storage jar with four earlets. ...

Stone Carved Shiva Lingam

Stone carved Shiva Lingam, "wand of light", India

STONE DEMON FIGURE

Stone seated demon figure, "Phanoi" people. Phonsari, ...

STONE LOTUS FINIAL

Stone Lotus Bud Finial on black stand, 8"H x 6"D

STONE LOTUS FINIAL

Stone Lotus Bud Finial on black stand, 10"H x 6.5"D

STONE LOTUS FINIAL

Stone lotus finial, 8"H x 6"D. Thailand.

STONE LOTUS FINIAL

Stone Lotus finial with swirl design, 10"H x 6.5"D. Thailand

Sugar Cane Crushing Gear

Molavé wood sugar cane crusher gear, Philippines, E. ...

Sugar Cane Crushing Gear

Molavé wood sugar cane crusher gear, Philippines, E. ...

Sugar Cane Crushing Gear

Molavé wood sugar cane crusher gear, Philippines, E. 20th C.

Sugar Cane Crushing Gear

Molavé wood sugar cane crusher gear, Philippines, E. 20th C.

Sugar Cane Crushing Gear

Molavé wood sugar cane crusher gear, Philippines, E. 20th C.

Sugar Cane Crushing Gear

Molave' wood sugar cane crusher gear, Philippines

Tabwa Zaire Chieftains Bed

Wood chieftan's bed, Tabwa people, Africa

TERRA COTTA NANDI BULL FIGURE

Terra cotta Nandi bull figure with polychrome paint. India, ...

Terra cotta Pouring Vessel

Terracotta pouring vessel, Cambodia

TIBETAN COPPER LOCKET

Copper locket,Tibetan, early 20th C., 1.5" high by 4.5" ...

TIMOR ISLAND SKULL MASK

Bone scrimshaw mask, Timor Island, Indonesia

TIMOR SKULL MASK

Bone scrimshaw mask, Timor Island, Indonesia

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