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Ivory Items

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Five Chinese carved ivory items: one knife, two female figures, and two vases with filigreed motifs.

Knife/ letter opener: Letter opened carved out of ivory. Depicts and elephant at the handle and elephants in a line along the top of the blade. 20 cm x 2.5 cm x 0.2 cm

Two female figures: two female figures depicted praying. Figures are on wooden bases 17.5 cm high x 3.5 cm diameter

Two vases: carved filigree pattern with dragon motif that matches M82-017. Unclear whether these ivory items were bought at the same time as the flat game. The vases sit on a dark wooden base that is carved. Wood matches that of the two female figures. Height: 17.5 cm. 5 cm diameter.

Original Medium

Ivory

Origin

China

Date Information

Undated

Artifact Number

M86-016

Original Collection

Mike Mansfield Collections, Mss 65, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana

Digital Publisher

University of Montana-- Missoula. Mansfield Library

Image Credit

Image credit: Micaela Connolly, University of Montana

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