Calligraphy in Grass Script

Mi FuNorthern Song dynasty, late 11th century

Osaka City Museum of Fine Arts

Osaka City Museum of Fine Arts
Osaka, Japan

This work was originally called Caoshu Jiutie, the Nine Pages of Calligraphy in Grass Script. The museum possesses three pages of letters (Yuanri tie, Wuyou tie and Handai tie) and one page on which two poems have been written. The page with two poems is considered two separate works (Zhong qiu tie and Muqiong tie), making the museum set five pages of calligraphy in grass script. Of the four pages that have become separated from these works, two are in the collection of the Palace Museum of Taipei.


  • Title: Calligraphy in Grass Script
  • Creator: Mi Fu
  • Date Created: Northern Song dynasty, late 11th century
  • Location Created: China
  • Title(Japanese): 草書四帖
  • Physical Dimensions: w40.6 x h25.1 cm
  • Period(Japanese): 北宋 11世紀末頃
  • Donor(Japanese): 武居巧氏寄贈
  • Classification of Important Cultural Properties of Japan: Important Cultural Property
  • Artist Name(Japanese): 米芾
  • Type: Calligraphy
  • Rights: Osaka City Museum of Fine Arts
  • Medium: Ink on paper

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