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Title

Shoushan stone seal with landscape design in relief

Artists

Unknown Artist

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  • Details

    Alternative title
    壽山石山水薄意隨形章
    Place where the work was made
    China
    Media category
    Sculpture
    Materials used
    carved shoushan stone
    Dimensions
    4.2 x 3.8 x 1.7 cm (irreg.)
    Credit
    Gift of Dr John Yu in memory of Dr George Soutter 2020
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    46.2020
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  • About

    This seal bearing inscriptions of "Zhang Gongzi" (Prince Zhang) is very likely related to a historical story which is often used in Chinese poems and proses. According to historical records, Han dynasty's Emperor Chengdi, Liu Ao (51 -7 BCE) often escaped from the Palace and enjoyed commoners' life with his close friend Zhang Fang. When he was asked , Emperor Chendi would introduce himself as "Zhang Gongzi".

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    China