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清康熙 顧玨 竹雕筆筒
Brush Holder

Artist:
Gu Jue (active late 17th century)
Period:
Qing dynasty (1644–1911), Kangxi period (1662–1722)
Culture:
China
Medium:
Bamboo with hardwood rim and base
Dimensions:
H. 7 in. (17.8 cm); D. 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm)
Classification:
Bamboo
Credit Line:
Purchase, Eileen W. Bamberger Bequest, in memory of her husband, Max Bamberger, 1994
Accession Number:
1994.382
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 210
This brush holder illustrates scenes from the famous “Ode to the Pavilion of the Inebriated Old Man” by Ouyang Xiu (1007–1072). Demoted in 1045 to the remote Chuzhou, Anhui Province, Ouyang took solace in wine and the natural world. The title of the ode rings with a sense of self-mockery.
Signature: Signed "Ku Chuëh" (Gu Jue)

Marking: Carved seal mark "Zong-you"
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