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    • White Jade Brushwasher

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    • Lotus and crab. Crab, symbol of one who does not walk straight, is encircled by a lotus leaf edged by a lotus bud and lotus blossom (symbol of purity). The inward curling of the edge of the lotus leaf suggests good over evil.
    • Dancer with Veil

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    • Coral figurine depicting female dancer with veil, on wood base. The figure is one of the handmaidens of Hsi Wang Mu, the Taoist Mother of the West, who lived in a palace in the K'un Lun mountains.
    • Guanyin

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    • Carved amber figurine depicting Guanyin (Goddess of Mercy) on rosewood base.
    • Nephrite Jade Garuda

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    • Garuda is a legendary man-bird creature primarily associated as a charger for the Hindu deity Vishnu. The Garuda is familiar not only in Indian lore but througout Southeast Asia. This jade piece shows the hands of Garuda in namasta position...
    • Mei Jin (Flower Princess)

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    • Ivory sculpture depicting Mei Jin (Flower Princess) who holds a lotus blossom and bud; she has a phoenix in her coiffure; the sculpture sits on a carved wood base.
    • Sehtar

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    • The Sehtar is a 4-string, long-necked instrument with a bowl-shaped resonator made with alternating inlaid stripes of light and dark woods (a decorative detail). A bow is used as with a fiddle or violin.
    • Landscape within Sea Shell

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    • Carved ivory 10-tiered pagoda tops a scene depicting a paradise world enclosed by a sea shell. The 3-arched bridges have figures crossing who depict progressive stages of life. The bridges spanning a waterfall connect dwellings and show activities...
    • Ehr-hu

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    • A two-string instrument which when skillfully played has a warm tonal quality, at times eerily vocal in timbre. Its flexibility for phrasing is akin to violin or viola. The strings are placed between the hairs of the bow back.
    • Brush Holder

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    • Carved Ivory Brush Holder (a) depicts: Man with long flowing hair is a god crossing a river by standing on leaves; Seated man with bamboo fishing pole and line in hands is prime minister of Chou dynasty. One interpretation: He fishes with...
    • Figure of Shou Xing

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    • Ivory carving of Shou Xing, the Taoist Stellar Deity who represents the God of Longevity. He carries a basket and a staff as his emblem. On wood base.
    • Two-Tiered Sculpture of Four Legendary Persons

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    • Ivory carving. The upper tier is of two sisters, Ch'ang O and Ch'ang Ei, who were banished to the moon after Ch'ang O stole the Elixer of immortality. She holds a hare which is associated with the moon. On the lower level, Wu Kang, an artist, is...

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