Stele of the Shuowen Radicals, in seal script and standard script

Maker(s)
Artist: Mengying 夢英 (mid- to late 10th century) Guo Zhongshu (傳)郭忠恕 (910-977)
Historical period(s)
Northern Song dynasty, inscription: 999; rubbing: 20th century
Medium
Ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W (image): 202.5 x 94 cm (79 3/4 x 37 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Peking University
Accession Number
F1976.31.2
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Rubbing
Type

Rubbing

Keywords
China, lettering, monk, Northern Song dynasty (960 - 1127), rubbing, seal script, standard script, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

To ?
Peking University, Beijing, China. [1]

From 1976
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Peking University, Beijing, China. [2]

Notes:

[1] According to the Curatorial Remark 5 in the object record, this rubbing was donated by Peking University, Beijing, China at an undetermined date.

[2] According to Kate Theimer’s note from June 6, 1995, “This rubbing appears to have been given by the Peking University to the Freer Gallery of Art at an undetermined date prior to 1976. It was transferred from the Library to the permanent collection in 1976.” Also see object file, and the Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List after 1920, Collections Management Office.

Previous Owner(s)

Peking University

Published References
  • Ando Kosei Nishikawa Yasushi. Seian Hirin (Stone monuments in Sian, China). Tokyo. pl. 111.
  • Chi-ku ch'iu-chen. .
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

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