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Qing dinasty Chinese tobacco pouch
Chinese carved bamboo and ivory cricket box ~ not for protection but to keep chirping insects in before there were transistor radios to listen to.
Boxwood carving of the Chinese god of longevity, shou-Lao
Chinese carved boxwood figure of Nio holding a jingang (vajra).
Niō (仁王?) or Kongōrikishi (金剛力士?) are wrath-filled and muscular guardians of the Buddha standing today at the entrance of many Buddhist temples in East Asia in the form of frightening wrestleresque statues. They are dharmapala manifestations of the bodhisattva Vajrapāṇi, the oldest and most powerful of the Mahayana Buddhist pantheon.
A pair of wooden dancing figures, carved by people of the Shan tribe in Burma