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Title

Shoushan stone seal with landscape design in relief


Artists

Unknown Artist


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".


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



Place

Where the work was made
China