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Figure of Liu Po Wen

Ivory carvings were collected for their beauty and also for associations. This figure (made between 1800-1820) shows Liu Po Wen, who was a Chinese astrologer.

It may have been owned by a scholar who was inspired by Liu Po Wen's reputation as a wise man.


This carving is part of Museums Sheffield's collections.

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