Antique Chinese Hand-Carved Soapstone Figurine of a Scholar


Chinese soapstone sculpture…

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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.

Chinese Soapstone Statue Size:

9cm H
2.5cm W

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

Additional information

Weight 0.2 kg
Dimensions 15 × 4 × 4 cm
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