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An exceptional large old carved ivory tusk

finely detailed as a goddess, natural curved tusk form, the standing goddess in traditional robes with a floral branch held to her right hand, a further basket of flowers to her left, her coiffured hair adorned with an exotic bird, black stained highlights, the thick ivory base plate with carved calligraphy, small area of damage to the surmounting bird's tail. 8.5kgs. Raised on original fitted wood stand. Provenance: Collected by our vendor's parents in the late 1960s while on an overseas excursion. Length 930.

Realised: $13,500