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Title

Ivory: sculpture

Description

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.

Source

Mrs Ruth Duffield

Provenance

Purchased by Keith Duffield from Rewi Alley, and gifted to Canterbury Museum by his wife following his death.

Physical Dimensions

49.44mm (dia)

Museum Ac. No.

C1986.2

Usage Rights

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Collection

Citation

“Ivory: sculpture,” China, Art and Cultural Diplomacy, accessed October 24, 2017, http://rewialleyart.nz/items/show/1090.