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Date Made/Found: 1500s-1600s
Maker: Unknown
Material and Medium: Ivory
Dimensions: Overall: 182 x 63 x 63mm (7 3/16 x 2 1/2 x 2 1/2in.)
Department: Decorative Art
Accession Number: 2007.232
The largest group of objects in the Grice collection, over 30, are figures of people. Some represent real characters from history or are deities from two of the main belief systems of China, Daoism and Buddhism. They were often used as a focus for devotional worship in the home. This is a figure of Zhang Daoling, the founder of the organised Daoist religion, shown here in the cave he lived in as a hermit.
Display Location: In Store
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