figures (communication artefacts); figures (art)

A set of five carved jade boy figures dressed in tunics. Two are kneeling and three are standing. Each is holding something in his hand: one has a cloth, one an ink stone, and one a lidded teacup on a tray. For the other two boys the object is missing. The depiction of five boys forms a rebus of 'wu zi deng ke', 'may all your sons turn out to be officials'.

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