Chinese Carved Oxen Bone Doctor's Lady

Chinese Carved Oxen Bone Doctor's Lady

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Chinese Carved Oxen Bone Doctor's Lady
Chinese Carved Oxen Bone Doctor's Lady
Chinese Carved Oxen Bone Doctor's Lady
Chinese Carved Oxen Bone Doctor's Lady
Chinese Carved Oxen Bone Doctor's Lady
Chinese Carved Oxen Bone Doctor's Lady
Chinese Carved Oxen Bone Doctor's Lady
Chinese Carved Oxen Bone Doctor's Lady

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This is a great piece of Chinese history. A Chinese Doctor's Lady is a small figurine depicting a nude or nearly nude female, usually said to have been used by traditional Chinese male physicians to allow a female patient to indicate the location of her discomfort in a modest fashion, without showing or pointing to her own body. "Doctor's ladies" may be made from various materials such as ivory, resin, semiprecious stone, or soapstone, and are typically from 3 to 9 inches long, often with a base in the form of a couch. Examples are known from the Ming and Qing periods. The couch measures 3" x 1" and the lady measures the same. There is no damage on this piece. Such an interesting piece for a collection!

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  • Reference #
  • doctorslady
  • Quantity
  • 1
  • Category
  • Antiquities
  • Department
  • Antiques
  • Year
  • pre 1940
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  • Condition
  • excellent

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