Wu Changshuo (Chinese, 1844-1927). <em>Inkstone with a Design of Plum Blossoms and Inscription by Wu Changshi</em>, 1909. Stone relief, 1 1/4 x 7 3/4 x 7 3/4 in. (3.2 x 19.7 x 19.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Purchased with funds given by Dr. and Mrs. Richard A. Dickes and Roger and Carolyn in memory of Jeffrey Frank Wacks and Caroline A.L. Pratt Fund, 1996.119. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1996.119_front_bw.jpg)

Inkstone with a Design of Plum Blossoms and Inscription by Wu Changshi

Artist:Wu Changshuo

Medium: Stone relief

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Dates:1909

Dimensions: 1 1/4 x 7 3/4 x 7 3/4 in. (3.2 x 19.7 x 19.7 cm)

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Accession Number: 1996.119

Image: 1996.119_front_bw.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
A Chinese scholar's inkstone roughly oval in shape, of stone type to be determined, varying in color from a deep red-green to gray-green with occasional veins of warm white, the inkstone formed from a section of a natural boulder, retaining in general the contour of the original stone as the shape of the inkstone. The ink grinding surface has an oval reservoir at the top, the surface surrounded by a slightly raised ridge and sloping almost imperceptibly to the center. On the back of the stone is a design of flowering plum blossoms and an inscription of seven characters of large seal script reading 'Yan ming junzi qi ru wang' followed by the artist's signature and date in small characters, reading ' Yiyou eryue jiuri/ Changshi Wu Jun'

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