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Qing dynasty (1644-1911) China
Guardian figure - holding sword towards left hand with moving piece late 19th century Place made: China
Creation Notes: Qing Dynasty
Materials & Technique: sculptures, ivory, wood, ink
Dimensions: including base 32.0 h x 8.8 w x 6.8 d cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of Louis and Suzette, children of Kate and Ivar Berthet
Accession No: NGA 2001.214.1
Provenance:
  • bought by Ivar Berthet in China, c.1900
  • exported from China to Australia by Ivar Berthet, c.1945
  • by descent to his children Louis Berthet and Suzette Bartolozzi, who gave it to the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, 2001