brown; 19 round feet; center unglazed on top and bottom; has its own box

Multiple-Legged Ink Stone, 222-589

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Ceramic ink stones with green glazes have been retrieved from numerous Six Dynasties (220-581) tomb burials and most date to eastern Qin (317-420). This ink stone is raised on several droplet-shaped legs with incised decor and there isa a deep groove (bi yong) which acts as the ink well encircling the round, unglazed grinding surface. A similar bi yong style greenware ink stone was excavated at the Luohu kiln site at Fengcheng in Jiangxi province.

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Title
Multiple-Legged Ink Stone
Role
Artist
Accession Number
97.46.2
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brown; 19 round feet; center unglazed on top and bottom; has its own box