About this object

A rectangular wooden printing block with four character carved vertically into the wood. The characters are covered in ink.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Writing
  • Culture
    Chinese
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Asia: Eastern Asia: China
  • Date made
    1887 about
  • Materials
    Ink; Wood
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    From the Collection of Francis Younghusband
  • Collector
    Francis Edward Younghusband
  • Place collected
    Not recorded
  • Date collected
    Not recorded
  • Measurements
    87 mm x 29 mm x 25 mm; 3 7/16 in x 1 1/8 in x in
  • Note
    Curator's note: Paper label attached to the block reads, 'Die for name on Chinese Visiting Cards 1887'. Inventory records that this is Younghusband's name and address. Possibly purchased in Beijing.
  • Related people

Where is this object from?

Object view = Humanities
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