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Title

Ink stone decorated with a bearded man

19th century-20th century


Artists

Unknown Artist


About

On top of this delicate ink stone is a symbol of longevity: a long bearded man with a big forehead, holding his dragon cane in one hand and a peach in another. In between is a mouse. The back of the ink stone bears an engraved name Shao Songnian and 'Cang Yan' in a square. Shao (1848-1923) was a literati painter in late Qing dynasty and the Republic era.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, June 2012.


Details


Place where the work was made

China


Date

19th century-20th century


Media category

Sculpture


Materials used

stone


Dimensions

1.8 x 5.8 x 13.2 cm


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

168.2012.a-c



Place

Where the work was made
China