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18 th Century
Size : 23 cm long , 9.5 cm wide – 9 ins long , 3¾ ins wide
The simplest object in the scholar’s studio is the paper weight . Its function was to keep the paper from curling up or moving while the calligrapher or artist was working . A scroll that was opened for viewing would also close up again if the ends were not held in place with a weight . This beautiful polished rectangular ivory slab is a pure and simple scholar’s object , that when in use would not distract him from his artistic purpose .
|Height||23.00 cm||(9.06 inches)|
|Width||9.50 cm||(3.74 inches)|