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Inkstone and cover

Inkstone and cover

18th century

Ink, ink stone, brushes, seals, brush rests and brush holders have been considered treasures befitting the scholar's table. They are appreciated not only for their usefulness but also for their aesthetic value. Although often made in matched sets, these prized objects were created in varying sizes and materials.

Ink and slate, wood
4 1/8 x 2 5/8 x 9/16 in. (10.48 x 6.67 x 1.43 cm)
Eugene Fuller Memorial Collection
Now on view at the Seattle Art Museum


Exhibition HistorySeattle, Washington, Seattle Asian Art Museum, "Shu: Reinventing Books in Contemporary Chinese Art", August 9, 2007 - December 2, 2007 (8/9/2007 - 12/2/2007)

The Seattle Art Museum acknowledges that we are located on the ancestral land of the Coast Salish people.