Inkcake with "Hundred Children at Play" motif

by Yeh Hsuan-ch'ing Ming dynasty (A.D. 1368-1644)
Thickness: 1.8cm Diameter: 16.1 cm

This is a round black inkcake carved on both sides with a motif of "Hundred Children at Play." At the edges there are two inscriptions, one reading "Ink from the first year of T'ien-ch'i period [A.D. 1621 ], from the collection of the Ts'ang-ts'ang Studio"; the other "Yeh Hsuan-ch'ing of Hsin-tu made this according to Li T'ing-kuei's method."

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