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Subject:Miniature Tablet Inscription
Posted By: Penny Rubsam Sat, Apr 17, 2021 IP: 2600:1700:cf00:21c0:

I've got my magnifier at full power here so I hope it's easier to read. The tablet measures about 7 mm tall. Can anyone help with what it reads? Thanks!

Subject:Re: Miniature Tablet Inscription
Posted By: I.Nagy Sun, Apr 18, 2021

The moon is going down
And the crows make a ruckus
The sky is covered with frost
There are maples on the riverbank
And the lights of fishing boats
Drift with the current
I fall into a sad sleep
From the Hanshan Temple
The sound of the bell
Reaches the guest boat at midnaight

The above is one of the best known Chinese poems.
Title of poem "A Night Mooring by Mapple Bridge" by the Tang poet Zhang Ji (712-779)

My tentative reading of signature,
古昌列 - Gu Changlie
古   - Gu

With regards,

Subject:Re: Miniature Tablet Inscription
Posted By: Penny Rubsam Sun, Apr 18, 2021

Dear I. Nagy,
I'm amazed that this person fit all of that on the tiny tablet.
Thank you so much for your expertise and knowledge, you're a real gem. :-) | Associations | Articles | Exhibitions | Galleries |