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Maker: Unknown
Material and Medium: Ivory, wood
Dimensions: Overall: 453 x 110 x 90mm (17 13/16 x 4 5/16 x 3 9/16in.) Overall: 62 x 137 x 117mm (2 7/16 x 5 3/8 x 4 5/8in.)
Department: Decorative Art
Accession Number: 2007.236
This is a carving of The Two Heavenly Sisters, mythical figures who lived in the moon. They swapped places with their brother in the sun as they did not want to be stared at. Anyone who gazed at them would be blinded by sunbeams.
Display Location: In Store
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