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A SOAPTONE CARVED STANDING FIGURE OF SHOULAO

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A SOAPTONE CARVED STANDING FIGURE OF SHOULAO China, late Qing Dyansty Soapstone. H. 28 cm (31.5 cm with base). The god of longevity is standing on a separate base in form of rock, holding a gnarled staff in his left hand. With traces of use, partially chipped. Provenance: From the collection of the German Indologist Hermann Jacobi (1850-1937), acquired in China in early 20th century, then by descent within the family. A CARVED STANDING FIGURE OF SHOULAO IN SOAPSTONE China, late Qing dynasty Soapstone. H. 28 cm (31.5 cm with base). The god of longevity stands on a separate pedestal in the shape of a rock and holds a gnarled staff in his left hand. Partly dam., with traces of use. Provenance: From the collection of the German Indologist Hermann Jacobi (1850-1937), acquired in China at the beginning of the 20th century, later inherited within the family.

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