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Title

Square Shoushan stone seal with human figure finial

20th century

Artist

attrib. Weng Danian (Shujun)

China

1811 - 1890

Alternate image of Square Shoushan stone seal with human figure finial by attrib. Weng Danian (Shujun)
Alternate image of Square Shoushan stone seal with human figure finial by attrib. Weng Danian (Shujun)
Alternate image of Square Shoushan stone seal with human figure finial by attrib. Weng Danian (Shujun)
Alternate image of Square Shoushan stone seal with human figure finial by attrib. Weng Danian (Shujun)
Alternate image of Square Shoushan stone seal with human figure finial by attrib. Weng Danian (Shujun)
Alternate image of Square Shoushan stone seal with human figure finial by attrib. Weng Danian (Shujun)
Alternate image of Square Shoushan stone seal with human figure finial by attrib. Weng Danian (Shujun)
  • Details

    Alternative title
    傳翁大年刻壽山石人形鈕方章
    Place where the work was made
    China
    Cultural origin
    China
    Date
    20th century
    Media category
    Sculpture
    Materials used
    carved Shoushan stone
    Dimensions
    8.2 x 3.4 x 3.3 cm (irreg.)
    Credit
    Gift of Dr John Yu in memory of Dr George Soutter 2020
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    51.2020
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    Artist information
    attrib. Weng Danian (Shujun)

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    The phrase composed of the four characters “song bo hou shen" can be found in the historical record of Northern History. A kind person of the Sui dynasty named Li Shiqian 李士謙 tried to explain to people kama in Buddhasim, and one person asked
    "豈有松柏後身, 化為樗櫟" (would you say the when pines die, they become Chu or Li trees). Chu or Li trees are considered to be not useful timbers even though they are quite large. The phrase Chuli can be also used to refer people who do not haveno skills, and sometimes modest scholars call themselves Chuli.

    Shu Jun is the alias of Qing dyansty seal carver Weng Danian, 翁大年(1811-1890), native of Wujiang of Jiangsu, whose style is after Qin and Han dyansty script, and often applies regular script to side inscription.

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    China

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