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Archived News - January 2014

First Mandela and Schadeberg co-signed photograph up for auction in South Africa

January 31, 2014 - A brilliant composition, this image was printed in 2007 in order to raise funds for the Nelson Mandela Chidren’s Fund, however the original was taken in 1994, the height of new beginnings in SA politics. The first black President of the country and a Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Nelson Mandela established the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund in 1995. Given the context of his forming the group The Elders as well as publically asking President Mugabe to step down due to human rights violations in Zimbabwe in 2007, this photograph is not only a political statement, it is also a humanitarian statement. It truly embodies Madiba, the struggle, the forgiveness and the heart.

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A Chinese painted grey-pottery figure of a horse, Tang Dynasty, 618-906

January 30, 2014 - This magnificent horse showcases the sophistication and mastery of craftsmen during the Tang dynasty.

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