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Additional Examples: Below are more examples of custom display stands I have created for various clients.

Custom display stand for a Chavin anthracite mirror.
Chavin Anthracite Mirror Custom Display Stand - front
Chavin Anthracite Mirror Custom Display Stand - back


Custom display stands for two African iron blades. A Ngombe executioner's sword and a Lobala ceremonial knife.
African Iron Knife Blade Sword Custom Display Stand - front
African Iron Knife Blade Sword Custom Display Stand - back


Custom display stand for a large carved stone architectural keystone.
Stone Carved Architectural Keystone Custom Display Stand - front
Stone Carved Architectural Keystone Custom Display Stand - back


Custom display stand for a 14th Century Majapahit Dynasty head fragment from Java (Indonesia).
Majapahit Dynasty Head  CustomDisplay Stand - front
Majapahit Dynasty Head Custom Display Stand - back


Custom display stands for a Han Dynasty bronze sword handle and a Luristan bronze axe-head.
Han Sword Handle Custom Display Stand
Luristan Bronze Axe Head Custom Display Stand


Custom display stands for two 19th Century Akan (Asante) terracotta ancestral funerary busts.
African Akan Ancestral Heads Custom Display Stands - front
African Akan Ancestral Heads Custom Display Stands - back


Custom display stands for a collection of 19th Century African (Sudan) ivory bracelets.
African Ivory Bracelet Custom Display Stands
African Ivory Bracelet Custom Display Stands
African Ivory Bracelet Custom Display Stands
African Ivory Bracelet Custom Display Stands


Custom display for a large ancient African Bura phallic vessel.
Bura Phallic Vessel Custom Display Stand



Custom display stand for a rare (archaic style) Colima 'family'. A large standing figure along with a matching seated mother and child.
Colima Family Group Custom Display Stand - front
Colima Family Group Custom Display Stand- back


Custom display stands for a collection of sea related objects. A sea lion skull, 3 sea bird skulls, a large dolphin vertebrae, shells and whale bones.
Sea Lion and Sea Bird Skulls Custom Display Stand
Dolphin Vertebrae Custom Display Stand
Sea Shells Custom Display Stand
Whale Bones Custom Display Stand


Simple platform stand for a Ming Dynasty horse and rider.
Ming Ming Dynasty Horse and Rider Custom Display Stand - front
Ming Dynasty Horse and Rider Custom Display Stand- back


Custom display stand for a large Toltec carved stone architectural element.
Toltec Stone Carving Custom Display Stand - front
Toltec Stone Carving Custom Display Stand- back


Custom display stands for a collection of antique dog muzzles.
Antique Dog Muzzle Custom Display Stands - front
Antique Dog Muzzle Custom Display Stands - back


Custom display stand for a large cast bronze 20th Century modernist sculpture.
Bronze Modernist Sculpture Custom Display Stand - front
Bronze Modernist Sculpture Custom Display Stand- back


Custom display stands for a matched pair of very large Chancay figural "China" urns.
Chancay China Urn Custom Display Stands - front
Chancay China Urn Custom Display Stands- back


Custom display for a large, early stone-age (circa 500,000 BC) Acheulean biface yellow jasper handaxe.
Stoneage Acheulean Handaxe Custom Display Stand - front
Stoneage Acheulean Handaxe Custom Display Stand- back


Custom display stand for a 10th - 14th Century Bura head fragment from the Niger River area of Western Africa.
Bura Head Custom Display Stand - front
Bura Head Custom Display Stand- back


Custom display stands for two very large antique carved marble architectural elements.
Antique Marble Carving Custom Display Stands - front
Antique Marble Carving Custom Display Stands- back


Custom display for a rare Marquesas Island bone Tiki Ivi Po'o.
Marquesas Island bone Tiki Ivi Po'o Custom Display Stand - front
Marquesas Island bone Tiki Ivi Po'o Custom Display Stand- back


Custom display stands for two Papua New Guinea shell "Kina" necklaces.
Papua New Guinea Kina Shell Custom Display Stands - front
Papua New Guinea Kina Shell Custom Display Stands- back


Custom display for three Papua New Guinea "Kina" shells.
Papua New Guinea Kina Shell Custom Display Stand - front
Papua New Guinea Kina Shell Custom Display Stand- back


Custom display stand for a Yoruba bronze container from southwest Nigeria.
Yoruba Divination Bag Custom Display Stand - front
Yoruba Divination Bag Custom Display Stand - back


Custom display stand for a very large Roman sea-encrusted (shipwreck) wine storage/transport amphora.
Roman Wine Amphora Custom Display Stand - front
Roman Wine Amphora Custom Display Stand - back


Custom display stand for a rare Veracruz stone hacha.
Vera Cruz Stone Hacha Custom Display Stand - front
Vera Cruz Stone Hacha Custom Display Stand - back


Classical antiquities' custom display stands created for a museum in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Museums Custom Display Stands - front
Museum Custom Display Stands - back


Custom display stand for an antique style (Sherlock Holmes type) "Calabash" tobacco pipe.
Calabash Pipe Custom Display Stand - front
Calabash Pipe Custom Display Stand - back


Custom display stand for a massive (40 pound) Calcite crystal mineral specimen.
Calcite Crystal Custom Display Stand - front
Calcite Crystal Custom Display Stand - back


Display stands for an antique brass trumpet and song book.
Antique Trumpet and Song Book Custom Display Stand - front
Antique Trumpet and Song Book Custom Display Stand - back


Custom display stand for a Maya staff head rattle.
Maya Staff Head Rattle Display Stand - front
Maya Staff Head Rattle Display Stand - back


Custom display stand for a large Maya, Ulua Valley tetrapod plate.
Mayan Ulua Valley Plate Custom Display Stand - front
Mayan Ulua Valley Plate Custom Display Stand - back


Custom display stands for 8 large mineral and petrified wood specimens.
Petrified Wood Slab Custom Display Stand
Mineral Specimen Custom Display Stands
Mineral Specimen Custom Display Stands
Mineral Specimen Custom Display Stands


Display stand for a rare, late 19th Century Matakam (Kirdi) "cache sexe" modesty apron from Northern Cameroon.
Cameroon, Kirdi Cache Sexe Custom Display Stand - front
Cameroon, Kirdi Cache Sexe Custom Display Stand- back


Custom glass and steel shelves. — Available in any size. Shown here are 18"x5" and 24"x5" at 3.5" tall. These are made to fit onto existing shelves or in display cabinets to add height and optimize viewing of artifacts such as this collection of Peruvian keros.
Custom Glass & Steel Shelf
Custom


Custom display for a large Balinese carving of the Hindu God "Garuda".
Balinese Garuda Carving Custom Display Stand - front
Balinese Garuda Carving Custom Display Stand - back


Custom display stands for two very large Native American (Mississippian) stone tools.
Mississippian Stone Tools Display Stand
Mississippian Stone Tools Display Stand


Custom display stand for a Moche necklace with shell beads and inlaid wooden tiles. — At the clients request, this stand was given and antique bronze finish.
Moche Necklace Custom Display Stand
Moche Necklace Custom Display Stand


Custom tripod display for a pre-classic Maya (Olmecoid) poison bottle.
Maya Poison Bottle Display Stand
Maya Poison Bottle Display Stand


Custom display stand for a Chancay carved wood lid (vessel cover) with dogs.
Chancay wooden Lid Display Stand
Chancay Wooden Lid Display Stand


Custom display stand for a fragmented Roman stone dedicatory plaque.
Roman Engraved Stone Plaque Custom Display Stand
Roman Engraved Stone Plaque Custom Display Stand


Custom display stand for a matched set of stone and shell inlaid wooden Moche ear spools and pectoral.
Moche Ear Spools and Pectoral Custom Display Stand
Moche Ear Spools and Pectoral Custom Display Stand


Copper Moche masks custom display stands.
Moche Copper Masks Custom Display Stands
Moche Copper Masks Custom Display Stands


Custom display stands for three Pre-Classic Mexican artifacts; a Colima figure, a Mazcala temple model and a Colima flute.
Pre Classic Mexico Custom Display Stands
Pre Classic Mexico Display Custom Stands


Custom display for an ancient Venezuelan rattle figure.
Venezuelan Rattle Figure Custom Display Stand
Venezuelan Rattle Figure Custom Display Stand


Custom display stand for a Colima acrobat (flying pole dancer) whistle figure.
Colima Acrobat Custom Display Stand
Colima Acrobat Custom Display Stand


Custom platform display stand for a 10th Century BC Amlash bull Rhyton.
Amlash Bull Rhyton Custom Platform Display
Amlash Bull Rhyton Custom Platform Display


Custom display stand for a large Hopi Indian bowl. This is a new design for displaying large plates and shallow bowls.
Custom Plate Stand
Custom Plate Stand


Wooden Moche stone and shell inlaid ear spools custom display stand.
Moche Ear Spools Custom Display Stand
Moche Ear Spools Custom Display Stand


Custom displays for two Costa Rican stone Axe God celts and a Peruvian wooden spoon.
Costa Rican Celt Custom Display
Costa Rican Celt Custom Display


Moche trumpet display stand.
Moche Trumpet Custom Display Stand
Moche Trumpet Custom Display Stand


Custom display stand for a large Roman glass bottle.
Roman Glass Bottle Custom Display
Roman Glass Bottle Custom Display


Display stands for two Roman marble heads.
Roman Marble Bust Displays
Roman Marble Bust Displays


Custom Display for a very large Egyptian faience "Eye of Horus".
Egyptian fiance Eye of Horus Custom Display
Egyptian fiance Eye of Horus Custom Display


Display Stand for a large (two-sided) Valdivia Stone Slab Figure.
Valdivia Stone Slab Figure Custom Display
Valdivia Stone Slab Figure Custom Display


Custom display stand for a Philippines, Jolo Island knife and sheath.
Philippines, Jolo Island Knife and Sheath Custom Display Stand
Philippines, Jolo Island Knife and Sheath Custom Display Stand


Colima blackware mask display stand.
Colima Blackware Mask Custom Display Stand
Colima Blackware Mask Custom Display Stand


Custom display stands for a collection late 18th Century to early 19th Century pistols.
Flintlock Pistol Custom Display Stands
Flintlock Pistol Custom Display Stands

Flintlock Pistol Custom Display Stands
Flintlock Pistol Custom Display Stands

Flintlock Pistol Custom Display Stands
Pistol Custom Display Stand


Display stand for a very large Panamanian Cocle pedestal plate.
Cocle Pedestal Plate Custom Display Stand
Cocle Pedestal Plate Custom Display Stand


Custom display stands for two Katanga copper ingot currency pieces.
Katanga Currency Custom Display
Katanga Currency Custom Display


Display stands for six exceptional Egyptian ushabti.
Egyptian Ushabti Custom Displays
Egyptian Ushabti Custom Displays
Egyptian Ushabti Custom Displays
Egyptian Ushabti Custom Displays


Display stand for an antique Inuit (Eskimo) carved whale-bone mask.
Inuit Bone Mask Custom Display
Inuit Bone Mask Custom Display


Custom display for an Arabian silver Jambiya (dagger).
Arabian Jambiya Dagger Custom Display
Arabian Jambiya Dagger Custom Display


Custom display for a large Roman bronze lion-head handle.
Roman bronze Handle Custom Display
Roman bronze Handle Custom Display


Custom displays for three Classical antiquities; an Egyptian bronze Osiris, a Roman arm bangle & an Egyptian Ushabti.
Classical Antiquities Custom Display
Classical Antiquities Custom Display


Custom display stands for a Narino ceremonial clyster and a Chimu censor.
Narino & Chimu Custom Display
Narino & Chimu Custom Display


Simple tripod display stands for two round-bottomed Nazca vessels.
Nazca Vessels Custom Display
Nazca Vessels Custom Display

Nazca Vessels Custom Display
Nazca Vessels Custom Display


Display stand for an antique carved wooden horse.
Antique Horse Custom Display
Antique Horse Custom Display


Custom Display for an Egyptian Late Period (26th - 27th Dynasty) polychrome and gilt cartonnage mummy mask.
Egyptian Mummy Mask Custom Display
Egyptian Mummy Mask Custom Display


Display stands for a group of eight Classical antiquities. Greek, Roman and Eqyptian artifacts.
Classical Antiquities Custom Displays
Classical Antiquities Custom Displays


Display stand for a 9th Century Viking silver Sol (sun) disk.
Viking Sol Disk Custom Display
Viking Sol Disk Custom Display


Custom Display for a Moche copper mummy mask with inlaid stone eyes.
Moche Mummy Mask Custom Display
Moche Mummy Mask Custom Display


Display Stand for a Large Maya Pottery Mold and a Modern Casting Taken from the Mold
Large Maya Mold Custom Display
Large Maya Mold Custom Display


Moche Bronze Finial (Staff Head) Display Stand
Moche Finial Custom Display
Moche Finial Custom Display


Display Stands for Large Papua New Guinea "Sawos" Polychrome Terracotta Bowls
Papua New Guinea Bowls Custom Display
Papua New Guinea Bowls Custom Display


Display Stand for Vera Cruz Articulated Shaman Figure
Veracruz Shaman Custom Display
veracruz Shaman Custom Display


Fossilized Fish Display Stand
Fossil Fish Display
Fossil Fish Display


Display Stand for Valdivia Stone Figure
Valdivia Figure Custom Display
Valdivia Figure Custom Display


Custom Display Stand for an Exceptional (Museum Quality) Stone Mezcala Figure
Mezcala Figure Custom Display
Mezcala Figure Custom Display


Display Stands for a Variety of Ancient Artifacts
Misc. Artifact Displays
Misc. Artifact Displays


Peruvian Inlaid Wooden Plaque Display
Inlaid Plaque Custom Display
Inlaid Plaque Custom Display


Display Stand for Vera Cruz Stone Head
Vera Cruz Stone Head Custom Display
Vera Cruz Stone Head Custom Display


Display Stands for Three SE Asian Sandstone Figures
Asian Stone Figure Custom Displays
Asian Stone Figure Custom Displays


Costa Rican Stone Carvings - Display Stands
Costa Rican Stone Figure Custom Displays
Costa Rican Stone Figure Custom Displays


Display Stands for Large Collection of 16 Peruvian Mace Heads
Mace Head Custom Displays
Mace Head Custom Displays


Maya Stone Tube Bead Display Stand
Maya Bead Custom Display
Maya Bead Custom Display


Very Large Peten Maya Polychrome Plate Display Stand
Peten Maya Plate Custom Display
Peten Maya Plat Custom Display


Large Mbole, DRC (Democratic Republic of Congo) Copper "Anklet" Currency Display Stand
Mbole Currency Custom Display
Mbole Currency Custom Display


Chancay Inlaid Bone Amulets Display Stand
Chancay Bone Amulets Custom Display
Chancay Bone Amulets Custom Display


Marajoara Plate Display Stand
Marajoara Plate Custom Display
Marajoara Plate Custom Display


Large Stone PNG (Papua New Guinea) "Iniet" Figure Display Stand
PNG Iniet Custom Display
PNG Iniet Custom Display


Large Chupicuaro Figure Display Stand
Chupicuaro Figure Custom Display
Chupicuaro Figure Custom Display


Nazca Pan Flute Display Stand
Nazca Flute Custom Display
Nazca Flute Custom Display


Teotihuacan Miniatures Stepped Platform Display
Teotihuacan Miniatures Custom Display
Teotihuacan Miniatures Custom Display


Five Peruvian Spindle Whorls, Group Display Stand
Spindle Whorls Custom Display
Spindle Whorls Custom Display


Two Nazca Vessel Display Stands
Nazca Vessel Custom Display
Nazca Vessel Custom Display


Chavin Stone Mace Head Display
Chavin Mace Custom Display
Chavin Mace Custom Display


African Congo Knives Display Stands
African Congo Kube Knife Custom Display
African Congo Kuba Knife Custom Display


Large Tlatilco Figure Display — The tips of the supports under the ears (visible from the front) were painted to match.
Tlatilco Figure Custom Display
Tlatilco Figure Custom Display


Cocle Plate Display Stand
Cocle Plate Custom Display
Cocle Plate Custom Display


Custom Display Stands for Two Chavin Tembladera Figures
Chavin Tembladera Figure Custom Display
Chavin Tembladera Figure Custom Display


Large Jamacoaque Figure Display Stand
Jamacoaque Figure Custom Display
Jamacoaque Figure Custom Display


Huastec Figure — To make the stand as discreet as possible two vertical supports were hidden behind the legs.
Huastec Figure Custom Display
Huastec Figure Custom Display


Stone Hacha — Large Vera Cruz carved stone hacha. For this artifact, a display stand constructed from heavy gauge steel was required.
Vera Cruz Hacha Custom Display
Vera Cruz Hacha Custom Display


Huetar Slit Drum — Extremely rare Huetar pottery slit drum from Costa Rica's Central Highlands, Atlantic Watershed region.
Huetar Pottery Drum Custom Display
Huetar Pottery Drum Custom Display


T-stands — These "generic" T-stands are perfect for a wide variety of African masks. They will fit any mask that can be wired (or strung) across the back. With heavy bases for added stability, they are available in any height. The stands shown here are 16" tall.
Generic T-stands
Generic T-stands


Colima Figures — Three female flat figures from Colima, West Mexico.
Colima Flat Figures Custom Display
Colima Flat Figures Custom Display


Hmong Silver Pipes — Two mid-20th Century coin-silver Hmong (Miao) tobacco pipes from the hill tribes of Laos/Thailand.
Hmong Pipes Custom Display
Hmong Pipes Custom Display


Hmong Pendant — Finely engraved mid-20th Century silver Hmong hill tribe "Spirit Lock" pendant.
Hmong Pendant Spirit Lock Custom Display
Hmong Pendant Spirit Lock Custom Display


Colonial Bust — Beautiful Latin American Colonial carved wooden bust. The display stand was designed to be as discreet as possible.
Colonial Bust Custom Display
Colonial Bust Custom Display


Chancay mask — Unusually large Pre-Columbian Chancay painted wooden mummy mask with multi-layered textile headband.
Chancay Wooden Mask Custom Display
Chancay Wooden Mask Custom Display


Kushan Figures — Two Indus Valley, Kushan fertility goddesses. The figures would not stand on their own and display nicely on simple metal stands.
Kushan Figure Custom Display
Kushan Figure Custom Display


Valdivia Axe — Rare Valdivian stone axe (hacha). Stone hacha display much more effectively on stands.
Valdivia Axe Custom Display
Valdivia Axe Custom Display


Hmong Torque — Lovely Hmong (a.k.a. Miao) silver torque-style necklace from the northern Laos/Thailand. The stand was made to accentuate its elegant form and allow for unobstructed viewing from both sides.
Homng Torque Custom Display
Hmong Torque Custom Display


Maya Mold and Figure — Maya ceramic mold used to produce small figures in ancient times. Accompanying the mold is a figure that was cast from the mold. Although the mold is ancient, the figure is a modern casting.
Maya Mold Custom Display
Maya Mold Custom Display


Mezcala Figures — Group of six Mezcala stone figures. They will be displayed together therefore the custom stands were all created using a similar design.
Mezcala Figures Custom Display
Mexcala Figures Custom Display


Costa Rican Jades — Three Costa Rican green stone (jade) items consisting of two axe-god pendants and a long spike topped with a monkey effigy.
Costa Rican Jade Custom Display
Costa Rican Jade Custom Display


Egyptian Vessel — Egyptian carved alabaster vessel. Being round-bottomed and unable to sit upright on its own, a custom stand was created in order to safely display this delicate and fragile artifact.
Egyptian Alabaster Vessel Custom Display
Egyptian Alabaster Vessel Custom Display


Tumi Trio — Three Peruvian copper tumi (knifes). Each stand is of similar design allowing them to be nicely displayed as a group.
Peruvian Tumi's Display
Peruvian Tumi's Display


Colima Snake — Rare Colima serpent vessel. The custom display stand was designed so the support structure was as discreet as possible.
Colima Snake Custom Display
Colima Snake Custom Display


Chinesco Figure — West Mexican Chinesco figure. Being unstable on its own, a custom stand allowed it to be displayed safely. Rubber end-caps were added to protect the surface of the artifact.
Chinesco Figure Custom Display
Chinesco Figure Custom Display


Jamacoaque Figure — Large Jamacoaque Shaman. The figure would stand on its own, but leaned forward and could easily tip over. A custom stand provided safe and secure display.
Jamacoaque Figure Custom Display
Jamacoaque Figure Custom Display


PNG Currency — A trio of shell currency rings from Papua New Guinea. A custom stand was fabricated for each of the three pieces, creating a dramatic display.
PNG Currency Custom Display
PNG Currency Custom Display


African "Hoe" Currency — Three large forged iron spades, once used and traded as currency by the tribes of Nigeria and Cameroon. Individual custom stands were created in order to display them as a group.
African Currency Custom Display
African Currency Custom Display


African Fly Whisk — Fragile and very unique 19th-century African fly whisk made from the leg and tail of a small animal. A custom stand was needed to properly display and preserve this rare and unusual artifact.
African Fly Whisk Custom Display
African Fly Whisk Custom Display


Nazca Vessel —Rare canteen type Nazca vessel. The unusual form made this piece difficult to display safely. A custom stand was created to perfectly fit the rounded vessel.
Nazca Vessel Custom Display
Nazca Vessel Custom Display


Moche Cancheros — Two Moche fineline cancheros (aka "corn-popper" vessels). Being very similar, matching display stands were created to allow the two vessels to be displayed together.
Moche Cancheros Custom Display
Moche Cancheros Custom Display


Cypriot Pitcher — Being round-bottomed, this Cypriot vessel would not sit uprignt on its own. To securely hold the vessel, a custom stand was created. For added safety, rubber end-caps were added to the stand.
Cypriot Vessel Custom Display
Cypriot Vessel Custom Display


Anasazi Ladle —Anasazi ladle's are typically difficult to display. A custom metal stand safely holds the ladle in an upright position.
Anasazi Ladle Custom Display
Anasazi Ladle Custom Display


Moche Tumi — Heavily oxidized Moche tumi topped with an Ai Apaec figure. A simple custom stand was fabricated in order to display the tumi more effectively.
Moche Tumi Custom Display
Moche Tumi Custom Display


Chimu Tumi — Rare Chimu bronze ceremonial tumi with bird finial and bells. Being oddly shaped and difficult to display, a simple display stand was created.
Chimu Tumi Custom Display
Chimu Tumi Custom Display


Huastec Figure — This rare Huastec female figure with very small feet was unable to stand on its own. A custom metal display stand was created.
Huastec Figure Custom Display
Huastec Figure Custom Display


Stone Axe God — Costa Rican stone celt. The custom display stand was designed to make use of the existing suspension holes. The tips of the attachments were painted to match the stone to be less distracting.
Costa Rican Stone Axe Custom Display
Costa Rican Stone Axe Custom Display


Vera Cruz Figures — Large male and female pair of Vera Cruz smiling figures (sonrientes). Their feet were uneven and the figures would not stand upright on their own. Matching display stands were created with vertical supports hidden behind the legs.
Vera Cruz Sonrientes Custom Display
Vera Cruz Sonrientes Custom Display


Custom Display for a vintage Mid-20th Century airplane model.
Model Plane Custom Display
Model Plane Custom Display


For information on ordering custom display stands, FAQs and additional examples, please return to the main "Display Stands" page.


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