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Posted 3 years ago

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I need help identifying this beautiful ivory statue. I know nothing about it.
I acquired it at an estate sale in Sun City, Az.
This ivory statue is 6" tall, overall height with base is 7 1/4".
Any information will be greatly appreciated.

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  1. lisaatlarge, 3 years ago
    Hello,
    I think this is an excellent ivory figurine of Guanyin, a Chinese Goddess of purity and innocence.
    She is often represented holding a lotus flower branch, it's possible the top of your branch broken, missing the bloom.
    The lotus and Guanyin (can be spelled differently) are important symbols in the Chinese culture, and are often used as motifs in their decorative exportware.
    The ivory is probably not elephant ivory, the texture is not quite right. The age is probably early 20th century. Nice find.

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