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**THREE IVORY FIGURES

MING DYNASTY, LATE 16TH-EARLY 17TH CENTURY

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**THREE IVORY FIGURES
Ming dynasty, late 16th-early 17th century
Comprising a figure of Guanyin, depicted wearing long, layered robes and holding a small child in her arms; a figure of Li Tieguai, the emaciated immortal shown leaning on a crutch and wearing a garment hung from his right shoulder and tied at the waist with a belt suspending overlapping leaves, also carrying a pouch slung over his shoulder and wearing a sandal on one foot, the other foot contorted and slightly misshapen; the third a figure of a bearded man, depicted in a dramatic pose, hunched over and one leg raised
10 3/8, 9 7/8 and 8 5/8 in. (26.4, 25.1 and 21.7 cm.), wood stands (3)
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