Seal carved by Chen Julai for Wang Yachen

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    before 1947
  • Geography

  • Material

    Soapstone (Tianhuang stone from Shoushan, Fujian province)
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 4.1 x 1.7 x 1.5 cm (1 5/8 x 11/16 x 9/16 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Artist

    Chen Julai (1904-1984)
  • Provenance

    Wang Yachen (1894-1983), United States and Shanghai, China [1]
    To 2000
    Benjamin Chou, Potomac, MD, by inheritance from Wang Yachen, to 2000 [2]
    From 2000
    Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, given by Benjamin Chou in 2000
    [1] "Mr. Benjamin Chou is the only son of Wang Yachen's goddaughter and [the object was] passed on to him as part of his inheritance" (according to Provenance Remark 1, Joseph Chang, December 8, 2000, in the object record).
    [2] See note 1.
  • Collection

    National Museum of Asian Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Gifts to the Collection: 1987-2012 (June 23 to December 17, 2012)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Wang Yachen (1894-1983)
    Benjamin Chou
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

    Gift of Benjamin Chou in memory of Wang Yachen
  • Type

    Tool and Equipment
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