A rare bamboo figure of a female Immortal
Height: 4 5/8 in, 11.7 cm
Holding a ruyi sceptre in her right hand and the belt of her long, windswept robes in her left. Her face is delicately carved and her features bear a gently smiling, benevolent expression; her incised hair is drawn up into an elaborate knot.
A similar example is illustrated in Ip and Tam, Chinese Bamboo Carving, Part II, pl. 99, pp. 288–9, in the collection of the Hong Kong Museum of Art.
Note also Keverne, Bamboo and Wood Carvings of China and the East, no. 144.