attrib. Weng Danian (Shujun)

(China 1811 – 1890)

Rectangular shoushan seal with dragon design

Location
Not on display
Further information

The engraved texts on the seal face are the two lines of Tang dynasty poet Wang Wei's 【王維】 poem Tian Yuan Le «田原樂» (Happiness in the wildness).

Shu Jun is the alias of Qing dyansty seal carver Weng Danian, 翁大年(1811-1890), native of Wujiang of Jiangsu, whose style is after Qin and Han dyansty script, and often applies regular script to side inscription.

Place of origin
China
Year
20th century
Media
Sculpture
Medium
carved qingtian stone
Dimensions
4.6 x 5.1 x 3.8 cm
Credit
Gift of Dr John Yu in memory of Dr George Soutter 2020
Accession number
63.2020