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Title

Square shoushan stone seal in a box with qilin design in relief

20th century

Artist

attrib. Zhang Yuan (Daqian)

China

1899 – 1930

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  • Details

    Alternative title
    傳張爰壽山石方章(盒裝)
    Place where the work was made
    China
    Date
    20th century
    Media category
    Sculpture
    Materials used
    carved tianhuang stone
    Dimensions
    overall box: 3.7 x 7.0 x.7.0 cm; lid: 2.0 cm (h), base: 2.5 cm (h); seal: 2.5 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm
    Credit
    Gift of Dr John Yu in memory of Dr George Soutter 2020
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    48.2020
    Artist information
    attrib. Zhang Yuan (Daqian)

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    The phrase "huan wo du shu yan" (return my reading eyes) comes from Northern Song dyansty poet Huang Tingjian (1045-1105)'s poem 《子瞻以子夏丘明见戏聊复戏答》: 化工见弹太早计,端为失明能著书。迩来似天会事发,泪睫见光犹陨珠。喜公新赐紫琳腴,上清虚皇对久如。请天还我读书眼,愿载轩辕讫鼎湖。

    Zhuang Yuan is one of the names of Chinese master Zhang Daqian (1899 - 1983).Da Feng Tang is the name of Zhang's studio.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    China