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Brush holder
Date Made/Found: 1700s
Maker: Unknown
Material and Medium: Ivory, wood
Dimensions: Overall: 172 x 95mm (6 3/4 x 3 3/4in.)
Department: Decorative Art
Accession Number: 2007.326
This brush holder is carved with a tiger and dragon. These represent yin and yang, the directions West and East, and the elements fire and metal. They are in a landscape of rocks, bamboo, pine and fungus of immortality. Together suggest stoicism, upright moral character and long life.
Display Location: In Store
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