THE VANISHING HEAVENS

A MING DYNASTY OFFICIALS IVORY COURT BOARD or HU


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The Vanishing Heavens
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A Ming Dynasty court officials having an audience were not allowed to look directly at the emperor’s face. These boards were held with the wide portion at the top. Officials also pasted notes at the back containing the partition being brought before the emperor so as not to forger their message in their nervousness. This practice was discontinued at the end of the Ming Dynasty. Beautiful grain and patina. Last half 17th century. Presented in a custom acrylic stand. Dimensions: Height— 17 ¾ inches, Width at small end--- 2 inches, Width at wide end- 3 ¼ inches--