A carved 'furong' group of a reclining luohan and lion, by Zixiu
Early Qing dynasty
The stone of an attractive pale beige colour with patches of russet-red and dark grey, exquisitely carved in the form of a luohan depicted seated in a relaxed poise resting against a rock, depicted holding a ruyi in his left hand, with a lion cub clambering onto his right arm, his serene facial expression naturalistically rendered, depicted adorned in a loose fitting monastic robe open at the neck and draped over his legs with the folds skilfully rendered, intricately etched at the hem with a foliate scroll against a wave ground, and inlaid with semi-precious stones, incised on the back in 'zhuanshu' with the two-character signature 'Zixiu'.
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