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Ink-stones: Shaped like a lute, Ch'in-yang-yen (qin yang yan)

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Title: Ink-stones: Shaped like a lute, Ch'in-yang-yen (qin yang yan)
Author(s): Fu, Mi
Photographer: Basham, Arthur Llewellyn
Keywords: China
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Description: This ink-stone is carved to represent the ancient seven-stringed lute, ku-ch'in (guqin). Both ends of the strings are shown, but in the middle the place where the ink should be rubbed, is carved out. On the right side seven studs are visible. The correct number would be thirteen
the inscription on the reverse refers to this anomaly.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/208283
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-5193

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