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Ivory | 12.7cm | 18th century

Unknown Artist

This exquisite carving depicts general Guan Yu (d. 220), the epitome of Confucian virtue, loyalty and righteousness. He was deified in the sixth century and widely worshipped in Asia.

Credit: Gift of Mrs. Russell Sage, 1910
Object: 10.211.1496

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