brown inkstone with 2 green streaks flanking a black streak through center; contained in a bamboo holder with cover

Stone Ink Palette, 18th century

Unknown artist, expand_more

Tuan stoneexpand_more

Gift of Ruth and Bruce Daytonexpand_more  2001.140.1a,b

This rare, stone object likely served as a type of ink palette used by an artist to brush escess ink out of his brush before applying it to the paper or silk. It would have been prized for the natural green vein running straight down its middle.

Details
Title
Stone Ink Palette
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2001.140.1a,b
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brown inkstone with 2 green streaks flanking a black streak through center; contained in a bamboo holder with cover