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Dustpan-shaped Duan Inkstone

Yangzhou Museum

Yangzhou Museum

Unearthed from Linzhuang Tang-dynasty Tomb in the suburbs of Yangzhou in 1978, this well-preserved purple inkslab in a simple dustpan shape with a narrow and lower front end and a wider and higher rear edge, resulting in a sloped plain which rests on two cuboid-shaped feet at one end. This piece bears evident features of inkstones produced during that historical period.

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  • Title: Dustpan-shaped Duan Inkstone
  • Provenance: Yangzhou Museum
  • Physical Size: Length: 16 cm, width: 11 cm
  • Dynasty: Tang Dynasty (618 - 907)

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