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Inkstone

Inkstone

  • Place of origin:

    China (made)

  • Date:

    1800-1900 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Stone, carved

  • Museum number:

    FE.25-1976

  • Gallery location:

    China, Room 44, The T.T. Tsui Gallery, case 66

An ink stone was an indispensable implement to a Chinese scholar in ancient times. When he performed a writing task he would produce ink by grinding an ink cake on an ink stone, adding a small amount of water until the ink reached the desired density.

Physical description

Roughly trapezoidal form with round corners, the top carved with a dragon among clouds

Place of Origin

China (made)

Date

1800-1900 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Stone, carved

Dimensions

Length: 14.9 cm, Width: 10.9 cm

Object history note

Bought from Dr J.W. Grice

Descriptive line

Scu, China, carving, stone

Categories

Household objects

Collection

East Asia Collection

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