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Collection Online as of February 26, 2024

Female Figure with Crane and Squirrel

Female Figure with Crane and Squirrel

1662–1722
(1644-1911), Kangxi reign (1662-1722)
Overall: 16.2 cm (6 3/8 in.)
Location: not on view

Did You Know?

The ivory has aged to a rich amber, while traces of its original red and green paint remain on the woman’s cuffs and collar.

Description

In the Qing dynasty (1644–1911), luxury items became more affordable to larger parts of the society, including women, merchants, and literati in non-official positions. Imperial patronage and a growing urban population encouraged consumption of luxury goods and local craftmanship. This ivory form of a woman with a crane illustrates the superb skills and the creative mind of the talented artisan who sought clients on a competitive market.
  • ?–1954
    (Mathias Komor, New York, NY, sold to Severance and Greta Millikin)
    1954–1964
    Severance A. [1895–1985] and Greta [Marguerite Steckerl] Millikin [1903–1989], Cleveland, OH, given to the Cleveland Museum of Art
    1964–
    The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • Catalogue of the Severance and Greta Millikin Collection. Cleveland, OH: Cleveland Museum of Art, 1990. cat. no. 172, p. 90
  • The Severance and Greta Millikin Collection. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (July 5-September 2, 1990).
    China through the Magnifying Glass: Masterpieces in Miniature and Detail. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (December 11, 2022-February 26, 2023).
  • {{cite web|title=Female Figure with Crane and Squirrel|url=false|author=|year=1662–1722|access-date=26 February 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

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