Pedestal of statue of Kwei Hsin - God of Literature

Made:
Japan
maker:
Unknown

Ivory pedestal only, depicting a demon with claws and fish tail, the pedestal originally bore an ivory statue of Kwei Hsin, the God of Literature, Japanese

Details

Category:
Pharmacy-ware
Object Number:
A104441
Materials:
incomplete, ivory
type:
statue
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • sculpture
credit:
Sotheby's
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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