Head of Scholar or Poet. Carved from one piece of boxwood with a beautiful rich patina. Possibly a likeness of Su Shi Chinese:??
(8 January 1037 - 24 August 1101), courtesy name Zizhan, Chinese:?? , a Chinese calligrapher, gastronome, painter, pharmacologist, poet, politician, and writer of the Song dynasty; or Li Bai Chinese:?? Pinyin: Libái, 701-762, also known as Li Bo, courtesy name Taibai??, a Chinese poet acclaimed from his own day to the present as a genius and a romantic figure who took traditional poetic forms to new heights. OF THE PERIOD:Late Qing Dynasty. DATE OF MANUFACTURE:circa 1900. Late 19th Century to early 20th Century?
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