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Title

Rectangular shoushan seal with dragon design

20th century


Artist

attrib. Weng Danian (Shujun)

China

1811 - 1890


About

The engraved texts on the seal face are the two lines of Tang dynasty poet Wang Wei's 【王維】 poem Tian Yuan Le «田原樂» (Happiness in the wildness).

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.


Details


Alternative title

傳翁大年刻壽山石博古圖方章


Place where the work was made

China


Date

20th century


Media category

Sculpture


Materials used

carved qingtian stone


Dimensions

4.6 x 5.1 x 3.8 cm


Credit

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


Location

Not on display


Accession number

63.2020


Artist information

attrib. Weng Danian (Shujun)

Works in the collection

2


Place

Where the work was made
China