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Title

Rectangular shoushan stone seal with open-work animal heads knob

20th century


Artist

Xiaogang

China


About

The four characters of the seal marks come from a poem by Song dyansty poet, Yan Shu 【晏殊] (991-1055)‘s, Han Ting Qiu [撼庭秋】:【 别来音信千里,恨此情难寄。碧纱秋月,梧桐夜雨,几回无寐。楼高目断,天遥云黯,只堪憔悴。念兰堂红烛,心长焰短,向人垂泪。】 The poem described a woman lonely feeling in the deep night on an autumn day. The moon shines through the window on the bed net made from silk and she misses her lover who had not sent any news since departing.


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Alternative title

曉鋼作壽山石鏤空雕豬龍鈕扁方章


Place where the work was made

China


Date

20th century


Media category

Sculpture


Materials used

carved shoushan stone


Dimensions

7.0 x 4.0 x 0.5 cm


Credit

Gift of Dr John Yu in memory of Dr George Soutter 2020


Location

Not on display


Accession number

32.2020


Artist information

Xiaogang

Works in the collection

1


Place

Where the work was made
China