An important and rare eight-panel ivory zitan-mounted 'erotic' album
Each zitan double-panel formed as a book, performing a dual function of protecting the eight precious ivory carvings and revealing them discreetly when open, with the ivory panels consecutively numbered from one to eight, the eight erotic scenes superbly sculpted in minute detail with couples in amorous embraces, amidst terraces and luscious outdoor surroundings, the first ivory plaque carved with a five-character mark within a square reading Li Shou Zi Maobi.
Each zitan panel 31.8cm x 24.6cm (12½in x 9¾in) (8).
Chinese Works of Art
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