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Title

Ink stone decorated with a bearded man

19th century-20th century

Artists

Unknown Artist

Alternate image of Ink stone decorated with a bearded man by
Alternate image of Ink stone decorated with a bearded man by
Alternate image of Ink stone decorated with a bearded man by
  • 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
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    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.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    China