University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 67-12-1
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Chinese
Provenience: China
Period: Qing Dynasty (uncertain)
Modern
Date Made: Early 20th Century
Early Date: 1900
Late Date: 1925
Section:Asian
Materials:Soapstone
Technique:Carved
Relief
Iconography:Dragon
Credit Line:Gift of James L. G. Parsons, 1967

Description

One of two(67-12-1 and 67-12-2) soapstone seals. Mutton fat color. Square base tapering into a poised dragon statuette. Double-tail carved in relief. Minute detail etching of dragon's head and back noteworthy. This one is Ch'ang-sheng chiang-chun, forever-victorious general. Four characters.


Bibliography:

[Article] Lyons, Elizabeth. 1986. Ming Huang's Journey to Shu: The History of a Painting. Expedition: The Magazine of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. 28 (3): 22-28. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Fig. 5View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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