An image of Rectangular Shoushan stone seal

attrib. Ding Jing (Dun Ding)

(China 1695 – 1765)

Rectangular Shoushan stone seal

Location
Not on display
Further information

The eight characters of the seal on the seal face is from the "Hou Han Shu/Zhong Chang Tong Zhuan [«后汉书.仲长统传»:“又作诗二篇,以见其志。辞曰:‘……百虑何为,至要在我。寄愁天上,埋忧地下。叛散«五经»,灭弃«风»、«雅»。

The side inscriptions sugguested the engraver is Qing dyansty's painter, calligrapher and seal carver Ding Jing, 丁敬(1695-1765), allias is Dunding鈍丁. He is considered as the father of the "Zhe school“ of the seal art, one of the Xi Ling Eights,

Place of origin
China
Cultural origin
China
Year
20th century
Media
Sculpture
Medium
carved Shoushan stone
Dimensions
3.0 x 5.0 x 4.5 cm
Credit
Gift of Dr John Yu in memory of Dr George Soutter 2020
Accession number
66.2020