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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.

STONE FRIEZE OF ROMAN SOLDIER

Carved stone frieze of Roman soldier. Turkey, 20th C. 18"H ...

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

SUKHOTHAI CERAMIC FISH MOTIF BOWL

Sukhothai fish motif bowl. Thailand, 14th-16th C.

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, ...

TIMOR ISLAND SKULL MASK

Bone scrimshaw mask, Timor Island, Indonesia

TIMOR SKULL MASK

Bone scrimshaw mask, Timor Island, Indonesia

TIMOR SKULL MASK

Bone scrimshaw mask Timor Island, Indonesia

TOMB EXCAVATED HAN CHINESE FIGURE

Han Dynasty "stick man" figure (repaired) on plexiglass ...

TOMB EXCAVATED HAN DYNASTY FIGURE

Tomb excavated, painted earthenware female figure in muted ...

TRAN DYNASTY CERAMIC JAR

Excavated crackle glaze jar, Hanoi, Vietnam, Tran Dynasty

VIETNAM WAR DRUM

US Armed Forces made drum, Vietnam

Vietnamese Bronze Vessel

Bronze vase shaped vessel, Vietnam

Vietnamese Buddhist Temple Duck Architectural Element

Buddhist pagoda temple architectural duck figure, Vietnam

WELL WATER COLLECTING BUCKET

Refinished lacquered wood water well bucket.

WHITE MARBLE SEATED BUDDHA

White marble seated Buddha figure with hands in the ...

WOOD CART WHEEL, TURKEY

Wooden farmers cart wheel, Turkey, 20th C.

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