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Ink tablet in the form of a turtle


Artist Unknown (China)


1st century

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G201
Ink tablet in the form of a turtle, Artist Unknown (China)
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Ceramics | Earthenware with modeled and incised decor including the Eight Trigrams of the <I>I-Ching<I> (The Book of Changes)
Size: 10 x 4 x 4 in. (25.4 x 10.16 x 10.16 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, China
Culture: Asia, China
Style: 1st century, Eastern Han dynasty
Physical Description: ink tablet, form of tortoise with cover, standing on its four feet; cover decorated with incised designs of scales with the Pa Kwa; inscribed with the eight trigrams of the 'Yi-Ching' (The Book of Changes), representing the various forms of change, princi
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; The William Hood Dunwoody Fund
Accession Number: 32.54.4a,b
Added to Site: February 28, 2009