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Arm rest
Date Made/Found: 1800s
Maker: Unknown
Material and Medium: Ivory, wood
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Department: Decorative Art
Accession Number: 2007.286
An arm or wrist rest stops the writer from smudging the ink when writing calligraphy with a brush. On the back of this object are cranes at rest, suggesting contemplation. They stand beneath 'wutong' (pawlonia) trees, associated with scholars because their wood is used to make the stringed zither-like instrument called 'qin' that scholars love to play.
Display Location: In Store
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