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Title

Brushpot

Artist

Tung Wen

Date

1763 (dated by inscription)

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G216
Brushpot, Tung Wen
Brushpot: Gallery Label - Current
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Woodwork | Carved bamboo
Size: 6 7/16 x 5 5/8 in. (16.35 x 14.29 cm) (overall, oval)
Creation Place: Asia, China
Culture: Asia, China
Style: 18th century, Ch'ing dynasty
Inscriptions: Inscription; Signature carved in kaishu on a large rockface oppisite the carved scenes, 'The Lotus Estate in Cool Summer/ in the year guiwei (1763), in the summer, sixth month/ in the spirit of Shanqiao ('s brush), (signed) Tongwen
Physical Description: detailed with scenes of scholars and attendants in a mountain retreat, with a central pavilion nestled amidst the overhanging rocks; a scene of three scholars seated listening to another play the qin in a bamboo grove; two other scholars are walking along
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Gift of Ruth and Bruce Dayton
Accession Number: 95.95.6
Artist: Tung Wen, active 18th century
Role: Artist
Nationality: Chinese
Life Dates: active 18th century
Added to Site: February 28, 2009