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Ink Stone in the Form of a Shell


Artist Unknown (China)


late 18th-19th century

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G217
Ink Stone in the Form of a Shell, Artist Unknown (China)
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Medium: Sculpture, Stone (Do Not Use) | Tuan stone
Size: 1 7/8 x 3 3/4 x 6 11/16 in. (4.76 x 9.53 x 16.99 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, China
Culture: Asia, China
Style: Ch'ing dynasty, 18th-19th century
Physical Description: brownish-purple stone carved into a large conch shell with high and low relief barnacles, clams and a small crab, all with yellow-green 'eyes', on both top and bottom
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Gift of Ruth and Bruce Dayton
Accession Number: 2000.36.15
Added to Site: February 28, 2009