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Title

Square shoushan stone seal

20th century


Artist

attrib. Qian Song

China

1818 - 1860


About

The four characters phrase on the one end of the seal, Dong Zhong Yong He, can be traced back to the sentence of "动而正曰道,用而和曰德" in «太极图说·第五章» by Zhou Dunyi (1017-1073).

Each of the four sides is either inscribed with characters or carved with low relief design. Three seal carvers names appear in the side inscriptions, including Qian Song【錢松91818-1860)】 , Deng Shiru [鄧石如 (1739/43 - 1805)], and Wen Ding 【文鼎(1766—1852)】。


Details


Alternative title

傳錢松刻壽山石方章


Place where the work was made

China


Date

20th century


Media category

Sculpture


Materials used

carved shoushan stone


Dimensions

4.8 x 3.0 x 3.0 cm


Credit

Gift of Dr John Yu in memory of Dr George Soutter 2020


Location

Not on display


Accession number

55.2020


Artist information

attrib. Qian Song

Works in the collection

1


Place

Where the work was made
China