A bamboo figure of a gentleman seated, leaning against rockwork, he holds a sprig of lingzhi fungus in his right hand and there is a basket of the fungus beside him; a scythe is balanced against the rocks behind the gentleman. He wears a long robe, falling open to reveal his chest and belly, and a cloth cap; his bare feet protrude from the hems of the robe. His hair, moustache and beard are incised, and his features bear a happy expression.
Qing dynasty, 17th–18th century
Height 10.2 cm / 4 in.
Only a few days remain to view “The Online Chinese Scholar's Object Show” at Nicholas Grindley until October 31.