London, South Kensington
28 November 1996
A Chinese ivory model of a standing female warrior
wearing an elaborate headdress and part chainmail suit, holding a sceptre in one hand and carrying a quiver of arrows on her right side -- 11¼.in (28.5cm) high, wood stand.
See Colour Plate 1.
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