Ivory doctor's lady - China - approx. 1900/20

Ivory doctor's lady - China - approx. 1900/20
Good condition

A doctor's lady is a nude female figure used by Chinese doctors with female patients. The patient could pinpoint the location of her pain or ailment on the figure without having to show her own body. In the field of medicine it was long regarded as unbecoming for a doctor to see an unclothed woman.
The statue is very detailed and carved in monobloc
This statue has a total length of 15.5 cm and lies on its original wooden pedestal. Pedestal length 16.5 cm.

Good condition

This is antique ivory.
The object comes with a certificate of authenticity, drawn up by certified appraiser and expert Jan Willem Ruyten, of the Ruyten appraisal office

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

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