Gandhi, ivory carving, twentieth century

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Ivory carving of Gandhi, twentieth century

Rare finely carved ivory carving representing * Gandhi with his pilgrim's staff, from Japan, early twentieth century period.

This sculpture is in good condition and is of very high quality of execution.

A note: minor losses in glasses see pictures, pilgrim's stick can be removed from the hole, a few accidents on the wooden base (it was broken and then glued), normal wear.


* Gandhi (1869-1948): pioneer and theorist of satyagraha, of resistance to oppression by means of mass civil disobedience, all based on ahimsa (total non-violence), which helped lead India to independence. Gandhi has inspired many liberation movements and civil rights around the world. It was recognized as the Father of the Nation in India, his birthday is a national holiday. Gandhi led the Salt March, famous opposition to the tax on salt. It was he who also launched the call for Quit India Movement August 8, 1942. He was imprisoned several times in South Africa and India for its activities, he spent a total of six years of his life in prison. Follower of Indian philosophy, Gandhi lived simply, organizing an ashram (hermitage) that was self-sufficient. He made his own clothes - the traditional Indian dhoti and shawl, with cotton yarn with a charkha (spinning wheel) - and was a vegetarian. He practiced rigorous fasts for long periods, for self-purification but also as a means of protest.

Data sheet

  • Height de la sculpture 18,3 cm
  • Socle 9,3 cm x 6,9 cm