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Chinese Agate Carving of Windhorse

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Hardstones: Pre 1920: Item # 1216832
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A finely carved Chinese agate in the form of a popular motif often seen in Tibet which is the windhorse. The use of Tibetan motifs in Chinese arts began during the Ming dynasty with patronage of the Tibetan high lamas and continued onwards into the Qing Dynasty. The windhorse is carrying a pecha or sutra text, a signature motif often found on windhorses. The stylized ribbons and the waves are done in the Chinese style. Age: 20th century Size: length 4.3" width 2.5" height 3.75"