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Title

'Chaoshou' ink stone


Artists

Unknown Artist


About

In 'On Ancient Ink stone' ('Shuo Gu Yan'), Chinese connoisseur Liu Hongfu mentioned that this style of ink stone started to be popular in the Song dynasty, and continued to be produced in the Ming dynasty. 'Chaoshou' means that one can put one’s hand in the hollow part underneath the ink stone. Liu possesses one ink stone with inscriptions indicating that 36 identical 'chaoshu' ink stones were made in Ming dynasty, but later collected by different people.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, June 2012.


Details


Place where the work was made

China


Media category

Sculpture


Materials used

clay, wood (?)


Dimensions

3.2 x 7.8 x 14.1 cm (irreg.)


Credit

Gift of John Yu, in memory of George Soutter 2012. Donated through the Australian Government Cultural Gifts Program.


Location

Not on display


Accession number

169.2012.a-c



Place

Where the work was made
China