Date Made/Found: Around 1877
Material and Medium: Ivory, wood
Dimensions: Overall: 356 x 98mm (14 x 3 7/8in.)
Overall: 87 x 48 x 625mm (3 7/16 x 1 7/8 x 24 5/8in.)
Department: Decorative Art
Accession Number: 2007.305
This screen was to shade a scholar’s desk from the sun. It has pivoting ivory panels showing scholars, philosophers and animals. On the other side are extracts from the The writings of the scholar Confucius (551-479 BC) in tiny characters.
The carver is the famous Yu Shuo from Beijing who has made two other pieces in the Grice Collection.