Medium: Stone relief
Dimensions: 1 1/4 x 7 3/4 x 7 3/4 in. (3.2 x 19.7 x 19.7 cm)
Museum Location: Asian Galleries, West, 2nd floor (China)
Accession Number: 1996.119
Catalogue Description: A Chinese scholar's inkstone roughly oval in shape, of stone type to be determined, varying in color from a deep red-green to gray-green with occasional veins of warm white, the inkstone formed from a section of a natural boulder, retaining in general the contour of the original stone as the shape of the inkstone. The ink grinding surface has an oval reservoir at the top, the surface surrounded by a slightly raised ridge and sloping almost imperceptibly to the center. On the back of the stone is a design of flowering plum blossoms and an inscription of seven characters of large seal script reading 'Yan ming junzi qi ru wang' followed by the artist's signature and date in small characters, reading ' Yiyou eryue jiuri/ Changshi Wu Jun'