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Title

Square qingtian stone seal with animal

Artists

Unknown Artist

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  • Details

    Alternative title
    青田石古獸鈕方章
    Place where the work was made
    China
    Media category
    Sculpture
    Materials used
    carved qingtian stone
    Dimensions
    2.5 x 2.1 x 2.1 cm (irreg.)
    Credit
    Gift of Dr John Yu in memory of Dr George Soutter 2020
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    44.2020
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  • About

    The four characters phrase comes from the famous Lantingji Xu 【《蘭亭集序》, 'Preface to the Poems Collected from the Orchid Pavilion'). It is a piece of Chinese calligraphy work generally considered to be written by the well-known calligrapher Wang Xizhi (303 – 361) from the East Jin Dynasty (317 – 420). The section containing these four characters reads: 所以遊目騁懷,足以極視聽之娛,信可樂也 (our eyes wander, so do our minds too. Indeed, it is a pure delight for all our senses.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    China