A spectacular example of an antique Chinese soapstone sculpture…
This hand-carved old soapstone sculpture of a Chinese scholar is a magnificent statue. The figurine has a bald head and is shrouded in a cloak with one hand holding a stone tablet. The base of the figure shapes into a soapstone block.
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About Chinese Soapstone Carving
Soapstone carvings date back to 3000bc in China; they became prevalent around the Ming Dynasty 1368-1644. Soapstone was not just used for creating art pieces but was also a mainstay for general ware such as plates and utensils. Read more about Chinese soapstone history here…