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    • Ivory carving of immortal land

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    • Large ivory carving. Ivory carving depicting an immortal land with pagodas, towers, three story pavilion, pine trees, numerous people invarious activities in five tiers. It is under cut, reticualted with detail, some tall structures are carved...
    • Ivory carving of a fishing scene

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    • Ivory carving of a fishing scene on wood base. Peasant figures raising a fishnet. Also depicts woman drinking tea, children, chickens, baskets, dog, cat, willow trees and corn like plants. Solid ivory, very detailed and tinted in black, red and...
    • Ivory carving of immortal land

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    • Ivory carving depicting an immortal land, showing various people in different activities including horseback riding, working and playing 'go-game.' Also includes houses, pavilions and buildings under pine trees on front and back in four tier level...
    • Ivory carving of immortal land

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    • Carved ivory depicting an immortal land with a variety of people doing various things in at least five tier levels wtih rocks, pine trees, houses, bridge and towers, animals, etc. High objects such as mast and posts, pagodas and towers are carved...
    • Granite carving: ""Meditation""

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    • Black granite, abstract stone sculpture titled ""Meditation."" It depicts a seated human holding his hands on his chest. Well polished silvery gray surface contrasts with brownish rough stone surface in shaded areas. It is signed on the bottom by...
    • Wooden book cover with ivory mosaic inlay

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    • Elaborately carved wooden book cover with rounded wooden spine. Cover and flat front and back panels are surrounded by fine mosaic inlay in five bands. Three of the bands are very narrow. Two narrow bands of inlay decorate either side of spine....
    • Wood carving - Samurai warriors

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    • This Japanese wood-carving was probably carved soon after Japan began to receive Western influence and is a post-battle scene of two opposing groups of Samurai warriors in armor in a parley over a baby prince protectively held in the arms of the...
    • Ivory carving of Goddess Tien Shou

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    • Ivory carving of Goddess Tien Shou seated on a phoenix (symbol of conjugal happiness) and holding a jade jar out of which is growing three pomegranates (symbol of fertility). The phoenix is perched on a peach (symbol of longevity) being held aloft...
    • Carving of Garuda

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    • Sahwa wood. Modern Balinese wood carving: based on an episode from an ancient Hindu-Balinese legend concerning Garuda (half-bird, half-man creature).
    • Jade carving of multiple Chinese symbols

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    • Jade carving with multiple symbols. Interwoven in this white jade piece are the peach (identified with longevity), the bat (signifying happiness), the 'Fo Shou' or citron (depicting Buddha's hands), and the pomegranate (symbol for fertility). On...
    • Ivory carving 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...
    • Ivory clamshell enfolding a mountain scene

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    • Ivory figurine depicting a mountain scene enclosed in a seashell with waterfall (on back of carving), possibly indicating cycle of life. The symbolic importance of the static feature of the mountain enclosed in the sea shell combined with the...
    • Animal-shaped pouring vessel

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    • Pouring vessel carved from pure white jadeite jade. Designed to represent a small animal with a long body and a light relief carving of an ancient monster face.
    • 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 wooden base
    • Ivory carving of Han Hsiang-Tzu

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    • Ivory carving of Han Hsiang-Tzu, a Taoist Immortal who is patron of music and always carries a flute. Ink is used to detail the flute and highlight the object's hair and beard. The Eight Immortals are legendary Taoist persons with supernatural...
    • Fan-shaped ivory carving

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    • Ivory fan-shaped relief carving of Shaivite figures and followers on one-half and Vishuites on other half. On modern wood stand. Similar pieces are sometimes seen on Hindu palace or temple doors.
    • Ivory carving of Li T'ieh-Kuai

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    • Carved ivory figurine of Li T'ieh-Kuai, one of the Eight Taoist Immortals. He is depicted as a beggar leaning on an staff. Ink has been used to create the robe design, highlight the beard, moustache and the contents of the bag Li Tieh-Kuai is...
    • Ivory carving of Zhongli Quan

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    • Ivory carving of Taoist Immortal, Zhongli Quan, holding a fan inscribed with 4 characters that loosely translate as ""pure breeze blows gently."" On wood base. Zhongli Quan is thought to have lived sometime during the Zhou Dynasty (1027-249 B.C.)....

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