Han Chinese Beauty with Ducks Figurine
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The Embodiment of Grace. Contemplating, perhaps, her prospective marriage, this Han Dynasty Chinese Beauty with Ducks Figurine gracefully holds her fan while gazing upon Mandarin ducks. Traditional symbols of romance, the colorful Mandarin ducks nestle in a lotus leaf at the feet of this Han Chinese Beauty. Exceptional workmanship, evidenced in the delicacy of her fingers and the drape of her bas-relief costume, requires more than a day to complete. Ceramic. Padded underside. 12"h. x 6"w. x 3.75"d.
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