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Ink Stone and Cover


Artist Unknown (China)


2nd-3rd century

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G217
Ink Stone and Cover, Artist Unknown (China)
Ink Stone and Cover: Gallery Label - Current
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Medium: Sculpture, Stone (Do Not Use) | Tuan stone
Size: 3 7/16 x 3 x 11/16 in. (8.73 x 7.62 x 1.75 cm) (irregular)
Creation Place: Asia, China
Culture: Asia, China
Style: 2nd-3rd century, Sung dynasty
Physical Description: slightly irregular rectangular shape; 2 wells inside base; base concave on bottom; cover decorated with lightly incised flower and star shaped leaves surrounded by a scrolling border
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Gift of Ruth and Bruce Dayton
Accession Number: 2000.34.3a,b
Added to Site: February 28, 2009