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Title

Official seal

18th century


Artists

Unknown Artist


About

Inscribed on one side in ancient seal script is a poem by the Tang dynasty poet Zhang Ji (died 780) entitled "Anchored at night by maple bridge':

'The moon sets, the crows caw, hoar frost is in the air,
By the maples at the riverside twinkles the light of the fishermen's boats as I take my troubled rest.
Outside the city of Soochow [Suzhou] stands the Han Shan Monastery
And at midnight there comes to me in my boat the tolling of the temple bell'

[Four characters of the original poem are missing in the inscription]

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, March 1990.


Details


Place where the work was made

China


Date

18th century


Media category

Sculpture


Materials used

carved soapstone


Dimensions

15.0 x 11.5 x 11.5 cm


Credit

Gift of Mrs Joan Rogers 1990


Location

Not on display


Accession number

129.1990



Place

Where the work was made
China

Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

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