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Seal (Object)

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Object Number:
67-12-1
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Chinese
Provenience:
China
Period:
Qing Dynasty (uncertain)
Modern
Date Made:
Early 20th Century
Early Date:
1900
Late Date:
1925
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Soapstone
Technique:
Carved
Relief
Iconography:
Dragon
Description:
One of two(67-12-1 and 67-12-2) soapstone seals. Mutton fat color. Square base tapering into a poised dragon statuette. Double-tail carved in relief. Minute detail etching of dragon's head and back noteworthy. This one is Ch'ang-sheng chiang-chun, forever-victorious general. Four characters.
Credit Line:
Gift of James L. G. Parsons

Bibliography:

[Article] Lyons, Elizabeth. 1986. Ming Huang's Journey to Shu: The History of a Painting. Expedition. 28 (3): 22-28. : Page/Fig./Plate: Fig. 5
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