- Not on display
- Further information
Inscribed on one side in ancient seal script is a poem by the Tang dynasty poet Zhang Ji (died 780) entitled "Anchored at night by maple bridge':
'The moon sets, the crows caw, hoar frost is in the air,
By the maples at the riverside twinkles the light of the fishermen's boats as I take my troubled rest.
Outside the city of Soochow [Suzhou] stands the Han Shan Monastery
And at midnight there comes to me in my boat the tolling of the temple bell'
[Four characters of the original poem are missing in the inscription]
Asian Art Department, AGNSW, March 1990.
- Place of origin
- 18th century
- carved soapstone
- 15.0 x 11.5 x 11.5 cm
- Gift of Mrs Joan Rogers 1990
- Accession number