A fine buffalo horn carving of a female immortal


18th century 

The figure is standing wearing long flowing robes and holding a large flowering branch of sunflowers in her right hand. Her left hand is held with thumb and index finger forming a circle suspending two tied tassels. Her face has a serene expression with a soft smile beneath her hair dressed up into two buns. The horn is of warm orange-brown tones

Height 15 can; wood stand

Provenance: An old Dutch collection acquired in the 1930s

Works of Art > Early Bronzes