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Title

Square shoushan stone seal with animal finial

20th century


Artists

Unknown Artist


About

The engraved four characters on the seal face suggests this seal belongs to Pan Yanling, 潘延齡, alias Jian'an, 健庵,native of Fanyu of Guangdong province. Active in Xianfeng era (1851-1861), Pan was a collector of paintings and calligraphy.

According to the inscriptions on the side, this seal was used on the volumn of Liu Gai Shen Dao stele writen by Yuan Ji 虞集 (1272-1348), a Yuan dyansty calligraper.


Details


Alternative title

壽山石古獸鈕方章


Place where the work was made

China


Date

20th century


Media category

Sculpture


Materials used

carved shoushan stone


Dimensions

7.3 x 3.1 x 3.0 cm (irreg.)


Credit

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


Location

Not on display


Accession number

61.2020



Place

Where the work was made
China