Asian Art

Inkstone

19th century

Limestone with embedded fossils of nautiloid cephalopod

1 7/8 × 4 1/4 × 7 3/4 in. (4.8 × 10.8 × 19.7 cm)
Gift of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth in memory of his mother
1982.2.5a-c
Geography: 
China
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Chinese
Period: 
Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
Classification: 
Containers - Stone
Provenance: 

Robert Hatfield Ellsworth (1929–2014), New York; given to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 1982

Bibliography: 

David Ake Sensabaugh, The Scholar as Collector: Chinese Art at Yale, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2004), 36–37, 44, no. 55, fig. 27.

Mimi Gardner Gates, The Communion of Scholars: Chinese Art at Yale, exh. cat. (New York: China House Gallery, 1982), 131–135, no. 59, ill.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.