Monk’s Turned Ivory Fan Handle
Kandy, Sri Lanka
This beautifully turned ivory fan handle dates to the Kandy period. It would have been used by a senior monk to hold a fan. The head of the holder is carved on both sides with a typically Kandyan scrolling floral motif with red lac highlights.
The ivory has a superb patina and has obvious age.
UK art market
Inventory no.: 1244