Bamboo brush holder

A classic example of Wu Zhifan's shallow relief carving (bodi yangwen) technique, this exquisite brushpot was an objet d'art to be collected and admired by the scholar's class. Wu Zhifan was the successor of the Jiading school of carving founded by the Zhu Family. Wu specialised in three-dimensional carving, a genre of bamboo carving institutionalised by the Zhu family, and shallow relief carving, bodi yangwen, a feat which Wu himself established.

Indigenous Name
竹雕笔筒
Date/Period
17th century
Region
Jiading, Jiangsu province, China
Dimension
Object size: 15 x 8.3 cm
Accession No.
1999-02652
Material
Bamboo
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Category
Woodcarving