Ink Stone - Qing Dynasty


Because painting and calligraphy were so central to a scholar's artistic life, the tools associated with these arts (brush, paper, ink, and inkstone) were known as the Four Treasures of the Study. A scholar selected these tools with great care, choosing the best materials available and motifs and imagery with personal significance. These objects had special meaning to the scholar who owned them and would have expressed his outlook and philosophies to friends and colleagues who visited his studio

Object Information

Date Created:

AD 1644-1911

Local ID:

126653, 278469, uncatalogued




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