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Asian Art

Brush Rest in the Shape of Mountain Peaks

17th–19th century

Ying limestone with white veining

4 1/2 in. (11.4 cm)
Gift of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth in memory of his mother
1982.2.13
Geography: 
China
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Chinese
Period: 
Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
Classification: 
Tools and Equipment
Provenance: 

"Comparable rocks illustrated in Cahill, Fantastics and Eccentrics"

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, 45, no. 60.

Sadako Ohki and Takeshi Watanabe, Tea Culture of Japan (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2009), 87, no. 24, 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.