|Current Location:||Collections Storage|
|Period:||Qing Dynasty (uncertain)|
|Date Made:||Qing Dynasty - 1923|
|Credit Line:||Gift of John Deaver, 1923|
Cylindrical openwork puzzle piece which fits over pegs, C406D or C406E. 1 large crack from one edge through openwork design. One of multiple pieces of an ivory carving. The bottom is a stand with a decorated edge followed by a section showing six figures two of whom are shown playing chess under a tree. Then comes a connecting piece that screws into the the center piece which is an elaborately decorated outside sphere with at least twelve more spheres inside. Then there is a second connecting piece which screws into the ball at the bottom and at the top screws into a carving of three children playing under a lotus bud.
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