SHENGJI TU

MS 2490
MS Short Title SHENGJI TU
Text SHENGJI TU; THE ILLUSTRATED LIFE OF CONFUCIUS
Description MS in Chinese on paper, China, 1573-1619, 100 ff., 36x29 cm, 1-3 columns, up ca. 10 characters in Chinese script, 100 woodblock printed illustrations.
Binding China, 1644-1911, wrapped-back binding with blue paper cover with gold leaves; in a dark blue cloth folding case.
Provenance 1. Private collector, England (early 20th c.); 2. Sam Fogg cat. 19(1998):26.
Commentary An inscription inside the cover claims that the blocks used for printing were copied from stone carvings at the Confucius Temple in Qufu, Shandong province.
Place of origin China
Dates 1573-1619

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