University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 35-5-169
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: China
Period: Qing Dynasty
Date Made: 1879
Early Date: 1879
Late Date: 1879
Technique:Woodblock Printed
Iconography:Lotus Root
Lotus Pods
Credit Line:Purchased from S. Matsumoto, 1935


Woodblock print. Study of lotus seed pods. 3 color. Illustration from the "Ten Bamboo Studio Manual of Calligraphy and Painting (Shizhuzhai shuhua pu)" a manual for artists, first printed circa 1633 by Hu Zhengyan (1582 - 1672). After Gao Yang's "Water-caltrops, Lotus Root, and Lotus Pods". Prints 35-5-97 to 35-5-195 are from an edition printed in 1879.

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