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Brush holder
Maker: Unknown
Material and Medium: Ivory, wood
Dimensions: Overall: 94 x 53mm (3 11/16 x 2 1/16in.)
Department: Decorative Art
Accession Number: 2007.337
This brush pot shows a scene of gentlemen in a rustic setting. These are idealised visions of hermit scholars, praised by poets and painters throughout Chinese history. Such lofty human beings give up wordly positions of rank and wealth and retreat to a remote place. Here they can practice the superior arts of calligraphy, painting, poetry and music.
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