Material and Medium: Ivory
Dimensions: Overall: 130 x 87mm (5 1/8 x 3 7/16in.)
Department: Decorative Art
Accession Number: 2007.336
This brush holder is decorated with a landscape scene showing a hut in pine covered hills with a philosopher and his attendant crossing a bridge.
The inscription reads:
'A bamboo curtain, drinking shadowy clouds, to travel the earth; at midnight to walk abroad, listening to the moon in the sky, to be carried away pillowed on clouds.'
The inscription probably refers to the Daoist mountain paradise at night. In the sky can be seen a starry constellation.Display Location: