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Title

Square Shoushan stone seal with landscape design

20th century

Artist

attrib. Zhao Zhichen (Cixian)

China

1781 - 1860

Alternate image of Square Shoushan stone seal with landscape design by attrib. Zhao Zhichen (Cixian)
Alternate image of Square Shoushan stone seal with landscape design by attrib. Zhao Zhichen (Cixian)
Alternate image of Square Shoushan stone seal with landscape design by attrib. Zhao Zhichen (Cixian)
Alternate image of Square Shoushan stone seal with landscape design by attrib. Zhao Zhichen (Cixian)
Alternate image of Square Shoushan stone seal with landscape design by attrib. Zhao Zhichen (Cixian)
  • Details

    Alternative title
    傳趙之琛刻壽山石山水薄意方章
    Place where the work was made
    China
    Cultural origin
    China
    Date
    20th century
    Media category
    Sculpture
    Materials used
    carved Shoushan stone
    Dimensions
    6.8 x 2.0 x 2.0 cm (irreg.)
    Credit
    Gift of Dr John Yu in memory of Dr George Soutter 2020
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    57.2020
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    attrib. Zhao Zhichen (Cixian)

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    The phrase composed of six characters is from a poem by Tao Qian (365-427):
    «晉‧陶潛‧歸去來兮辭»:「悅親戚之情話,樂琴書以消憂。

    The name of Cixian in the side inscription suggests the seal might have been carved by Zhao Zhichen (1781 - 1822), native of Qiantang of Zhejiang province, who is considered to be one of the famous eight Xiling seal carvers.

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    Where the work was made

    China