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Monday, December 7, 2009

Do you recognize these?


Where are they from? They appear to be very old! Are they?

Could they be from Egypt? (That is what my professor of Anthropology thinks)















Or could they be from the Far East?
The figures are only 7 inches tall.
They are made of wood.








About 35 years ago, an elderly, very well dressed couple, brought these figures into a Santa Barbara consignment shop. The owner of the shop was not interested in purchasing them.
Could I purchase them? They sold them to me for under $10, all of them.
The silver haired couple didn't look like they were needy. Why did they risk rejection? And for so little!
Gina

2 comments:

  1. They are beautiful, I'd have bought them too! I have three gesso (chalk?) figures that I purchased in thrift markets -- no mistaking them, they're Catholic saints. They are the only pieces of my collection and, although my husband finds them creepy, I hope I'll be able to add a few more!

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  2. Hi Francesca, I would love to see your Gesso Catholic Saints figures. Sometimes it is more fun not to know the origin. This way I can imagine that my wooden figures came from an Egyptian tomb, very valuable and rare.

    Gina

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