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Cup in the form of a boy clinging to a lotus stalk

Cup in the form of a boy clinging to a lotus stalk

Cup in the form of a boy clinging to a lotus stalk

Rhinoceros horn

H: 12; W: 12 cm

Gift of Marcel Lorber, London

Accession number:

B85.1220

Arts/Asian Art

Cups made from the horn of the rhinoceros were highly prized in China. They were thought to neutralize poison and also to increase male potency.