14 lines of rather small, looping calligraphy; two large red seals at left edge, below center

Su Shi's First Ode to the Red Cliff, 1826

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A female calligrapher and child prodigy, Okon was just 10 years old when she wrote the first of Su Shi's (1037–1101) two Odes to the Red Cliff. She proves her prowess in a long text with rhythmical flowing cursive script. Okon was praised by many literati of her day. At age 10, she even performed in front of the Emperor, who rewarded her with a jade cup.

壬戌之秋七月既望蘇子與客泛舟遊於赤壁之下・・・ 

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Title
Su Shi's First Ode to the Red Cliff
Artist Life
1816 - 1888
Role
Calligrapher
Accession Number
2013.63.22
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14 lines of rather small, looping calligraphy; two large red seals at left edge, below center