New exhibition opening on the 16th of July: "Num Piscar de Olhos"


Armchair With New Upholstered Fabric | Jindřich Halabala | Up Závody | Czechoslovakia | 1950s

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Anatomical Plaster Bust | Louis M. Meusel | Sonnenberg | Germany | 1920's

André Costa | My height | 2020 | acrilic on plaster | 175x53x10cm

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Tribal Asmat Wooden Shield | New Guinea | IXXth century

An incredible tribal art work by the Asmat people, a tribal people of New Guinea who currently reside in the Papua province of Indonesia. The Asmat peoples are one of the most well-known woodcarving tribes in the Pacific. Their art is highly sought after by collectors worldwide.  Often these shields served as wooden reincarnations of the bearer's ancestors and were embodied with great symbolic power. raditionally, these were used when warriors went to battle with enemy tribes. Both shields are decorated with organic shapes and beautiful carvings. Asmat shields are also distinguished by their finial elements, in this case, a pleasing-looking figure sitting atop keeping watch. These shields are uncommon and hard to come by and would make for an incredible addition to any tribal art collection or very eye-catching stand-alone accent piece.