Title

Vase

Creator

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Source

David C. Graham Collection

Maxey Catalog Number

WHIT-G-0018

Description

Bamboo vase, finely carved. Design is done in traditional landscape style of bamboo and ancient tree forest and rocks, and includes several clusters of Chinese scholars gathered in open-air buildings or outside. Graham declared it "...the finest bamboo carving I have seen." Has own base and top, diameter of 7 cm. Vase has a hole in it where base has a protruding stem that fits into vase. Base and top are not made of bamboo, but of a dark wood, probably cherry wood. It has one large crack on the side and a few small ones. Accession File states: "Chinese vase or container, carved of bamboo, ca. Middle Manchu dynasty-1875."

Type

Physical object

Format

Bamboo, Wood

Number of Artifacts

1

Cultural Affiliation

Chinese

Spatial Coverage

China

Broad Date

1644/1911

Donor

Dr. David Crockett Graham

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