Auspicious Couplet in Clerical Script Calligraphy
Hanging scroll, ink on paper
overall: 95 1/2 x 23 in. (243.0 x 58.5 cm)
exclusive of mount: 78 1/4 x 19 1/4 in. (198.5 x 48.5 cm) (show scale)
Inscription translates as:
" A jade emblem evidences the virtue of intelligence,
A fine wood contains no wasted timber."
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Gift of F. Randall and Judith Smith
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Li Ruiqing (1867-1920). Auspicious Couplet in Clerical Script Calligraphy, 1910. Hanging scroll, ink on paper, overall: 95 1/2 x 23 in. (243.0 x 58.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of F. Randall and Judith Smith, 1991.81.1 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.1991.81.1_view1_bw.jpg)
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