25 mai 2009

A rare inscribed and dated 'duan' stone screen and stand. Dated by inscriptions to AD1795 and AD1801 and of the period

A rare inscribed and dated 'duan' stone screen and stand. Dated by inscriptions to AD1795 and AD1801 and of the period Finely and intricately carved on one side with a group of Immortals and deities on a tree-trunk raft floating down turbulent waters, skilfully depicted by undulating surfaces and incised wavy lines, located within a picturesque lakeside palace landscaped with rockwork and pine trees, the 'eye' of the stone used to depict the moon, with two cranes in flight above clasping arrows in their beaks ready to drop... [Lire la suite]