Old Chinese 18/19thc. Ox Horn Carving Statue God Of Longevity Beast At Side
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Old Chinese 18/19thc. Ox Horn Carving Statue God Of Longevity Beast At Side:
Old Chinese 18/19thC. Ox Horn Carving Statue God of Longevity BEAST AT SIDE
Fine Chinese 18/19th C. Ox Horn Carving Statue. Carved withan old man holding a long walking stick in one hand. Designed with calabash at the end of this stick. Also carved with an auspicious beast beside the old man. This old man is actually the God of Longevity. He has long eyebrow and long mustache, which means he is very old. Very auspicious motif. The carving is very excellent. The condition is old but very good. You can clearly see the facial expression on thefaces. The craftmanship is very superb with vivid carving on every detail.The condition is very good. It will be a treasurable collection in your home.
Ox horning carving in China has a long history dated back to Han dynasty. It is said that ox horn has the function of detoxifcation and preventing evil things. If the ox horn touches poison, the poison will produce white foam. Thus many emperors ordered to have their bowls and cups made of ox horn to test their food.
Heightof Statue: 23.0cm (9.06in), Width of Statue: 10.0cm (3.94 in), Thickness of Statue: 4.8cm (1.89in)
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