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    • 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.)....
    • Carving of Bedawang

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    • Teak wood carving of froggish looking lizard, or tortoise-like creature, with spined back. Old Bali temple carving. According to the Museum of Djakarta, the early period of Balinese wood carvings (without naming dates for the early period) are...
    • Wood carving of an attendant

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    • Lacquered carving, perhaps teak. of an attendant holding a covered box and wearing a tightly fitted head covering. Figure is well carved with an expressive face and flowing drapery in his garment. The black, gold, red and white lacquer has peeled...
    • White marble carving of seated Brahma

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    • Brahma is the Hindu god of sacrifice and worship and the first member of the triad of Brahma, Shiva, and Vishnu. He is the creator of the universe and is depicted with four additional heads and four arms. Each arm holds one of the following: a...
    • Pair of bamboo brush holders

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    • A pair of bamboo brush holders, elaborately carved depicting the Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove although each carving depicts only five of the men. The sages actually existed and are known by name although their connection to each other is not...
    • Carnelian plate with Arabic script

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    • Very thin relief carving or etching work on carnelian plate showing Arabic script, which could be man's name as seals, signature with his ranks, talisman or Islamic blessings. Velma Lentz was told the inscription was from the Koran.
    • Lidded Koro

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    • The body of Koro is intricately carved with 5-toed imperial dragons and the domed cover with lioness and pup. The koro stands on 3 legs, each topped with a lion's head. Elephant Tusk.
    • 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...
    • Fan-shaped Carving

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    • Ivory fan-shaped slab with relief carving of Shaivite figures and followers on one-half and Vishuites on other half. On modern wood stand. Similar slabs are sometimes seen on Hindu palace or temple doors.
    • Goddess Tien Shou Sculpture

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    • Ivory Sculpture (a). Goddess 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 by...
    • Wedding Procession

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    • Ivory carving. Set comes with red case with white silk lining (c). Bride is being borne in a palaquin (b) fronted by a traditional wedding musical ensemble of shenai (wind instruments) and pakhawaj (drums), and followed by wedding attendants (a).

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