Unknown Artist

Shoushan stone seal with landscape design in relief

Location
Not on display
Further information

This seal bearing inscriptions of "Zhang Gongzi" (Prince Zhang) is very likely related to a historical story which is often used in Chinese poems and proses. According to historical records, Han dynasty's Emperor Chengdi, Liu Ao (51 -7 BCE) often escaped from the Palace and enjoyed commoners' life with his close friend Zhang Fang. When he was asked , Emperor Chendi would introduce himself as "Zhang Gongzi".

Place of origin
China
Media
Sculpture
Medium
carved shoushan stone
Dimensions
4.2 x 3.8 x 1.7 cm (irreg.)
Credit
Gift of Dr John Yu in memory of Dr George Soutter 2020
Accession number
46.2020