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Title

Rectangular Shoushan stone seal

20th century


Artist

attrib. Ding Jing (Dun Ding)

China

1695 - 1765


About

The eight characters of the seal on the seal face is from the "Hou Han Shu/Zhong Chang Tong Zhuan [«后汉书.仲长统传»:“又作诗二篇,以见其志。辞曰:‘……百虑何为,至要在我。寄愁天上,埋忧地下。叛散«五经»,灭弃«风»、«雅»。

The side inscriptions sugguested the engraver is Qing dyansty's painter, calligrapher and seal carver Ding Jing, 丁敬(1695-1765), allias is Dunding鈍丁. He is considered as the father of the "Zhe school“ of the seal art, one of the Xi Ling Eights,


Details


Alternative title

壽山石方章


Place where the work was made

China


Cultural origin

China


Date

20th century


Media category

Sculpture


Materials used

carved Shoushan stone


Dimensions

3.0 x 5.0 x 4.5 cm


Credit

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


Location

Not on display


Accession number

66.2020


Artist information

attrib. Ding Jing (Dun Ding)

Works in the collection

1


Place

Where the work was made
China