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Antique ivory doctor's lady - China - approx. 1900

Antique ivory doctor's lady - China - approx. 1900

A doctor's lady is a female nude figure used by Chinese doctors with female patients. The patient was able to pinpoint the location of the pain or ailment in the figure without having to show their body. Within medicine it was unbecoming for a long time for a doctor to see an unclothed woman.
The statue is very detailed and carved in monoblock.
This statue is 23 cm long, the base is 22 cm long.

In good condition

This is antique ivory.
The object comes with a certificate of authenticity written by a certified appraiser: expert Jan Willem Ruyten from Ruyten appraisal office.

The seller guarantees that this item is made of antique ivory, produced before 1947 and therefore permitted under CITES regulations.

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