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Chinese jade plaque carved with a poem

Image attached to O.96-1946

An image of Plaque. White jade carved in low relief. On one side a man directs a boy who is watering a plant, on the reverse a poem with the signature of the famous Ming jade carver, Lu Zigang. Nephrite, length, 6.5 cm, width, 4.2 cm, 1600-1700. Chinese.

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Plaque. White jade carved in low relief. On one side a man directs a boy who is watering a plant, on the reverse a poem with the signature of the famous Ming jade carver, Lu Zigang. Nephrite, length, 6.5 cm, width, 4.2 cm, 1600-1700. Chinese.

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  • Accession Number: O.96-1946
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/22.0
  • Focal length: 100
  • Camera: Canon EOS 5D
  • Photographer name: Michael Jones
  • Image height: 819 pixels
  • Image width: 620 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.4 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 238.91kB
  • Exposure time: 1/125
  • ISO Speed: 200
  • Fnumber: 22/1
  • Captured: 2007:11:15 17:21:06

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17th Century AD carved characters Chinese Fitz_AA jade language nephrite plaque poem poetry poets relief texts verses writing

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