Ivory sculpture of one of the Eight Taoist Immortals, Li T'ieh-Kuai, depicted as a beggar leaning on an iron staff. Legend states that he had the ability to separate his spirit from his body. Once when summoned to the Celestial Region, he left his body behind with a disciple. Upon return, he found his body cremated, so he entered the body of a recently deceased lame beggar. On a wood base.