Shang Dynasty Oracle-bone Characters for "Deer"

Shang Dynasty Oracle-bone Characters for "Deer"

Artist: Chiang Chao-shen (Chinese, 1900 - 1996)

Culture: Chinese
Date: 20th century
Medium: ink on paper
Dimensions:
sheet: 15 7/8 x 19 3/4 in. (40.3 x 50.2 cm)
frame: 19 3/4 x 23 3/4 in. (50.2 x 60.3 cm)
Classification: EASTERN
Credit Line: On loan from Joan Edwards and David Smith
Object number: EL.89.9.2
DescriptionCalligraphy in ancient script ideograms. On the right oracle bone script; on left is in full form. Deer represents abundance and wealth.
Inscribed: left center in red ink: [artist's seal]; right center in red ink: [artist's seal]
Terms
  • deer
  • calligraphy
  • wealth
  • characters
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