Chinese seal 062 Dashidizi 大士弟子 means “disciple of Guanyin [the Buddhist Goddess of Mercy].” Chinese language seal with four white characters from top to bottom. Image is not to scale.

  • Inscription: 大士弟子
  • Pinyin: da shi di zi
  • Collection: Jane Kao
  • Material: mammoth ivory with 18K gold loop
  • Carver’s mark: 魯
  • Size: 2.9 cm x 9 mm
  • Date: April 2009
  • Registry: cs062

Carved with Guanyin in relief, as a pendant, and the chop carved into the flattened bottom. The ivory was given to me by Don Vanderpot.