One yellow-white ivory puzzle ball comprising openwork carved and pierced concentric spheres. The outermost shell presents an intricate pattern of figures and botanical forms interleaved with ring-shaped openings. The next shell inwards exhibits a cut-out pattern of eight-pointed stars and circles interleaved with larger rings.
Mrs Ruth Duffield
Purchased by Keith Duffield from Rewi Alley, and gifted to Canterbury Museum by his wife following his death.
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“Ivory: sculpture,” China, Art and Cultural Diplomacy, accessed May 31, 2023, http://rewialleyart.nz/items/show/1090.