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Ivory Carving of Chinese Taoist Immortal

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Ivory Carving of Chinese Taoist Immortal
This ivory carving is of Han Chung-Li, a Taoist immortal. He is represented as a half-draped man with bare belly, usually holding his fan which he used to revive the souls of the dead. (Full story on our website.) This carving exemplifies the ivory carver's skill at showing the elephant tusk's grain (particularly the back of the robe) and polished surface. There is a light brown detail staining and 2 fine cracks on the head. The figure is mounted on a carved wooden base that resembles a small building. The figure was restored. More pictures, history and references available on our website. Size with Base: ~ 6" H; Weight: ~ 95 grams

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