Asian Art

Inkstone

19th century

Limestone with embedded fossils of nautiloid cephalopod

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

"Similar inkslab published in T+ien-chin sh i-shu po-wu-kuan ts+ang yen (Peking: Wen Wu press, 1979), no.119, p.135"

Bibliography: 

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

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.

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