Postcard, Four Phrases from Detailed Ceremonials, Yuan Dynasty

  • Product Code: 4718022737465
  • Size: 14.8 x 10 x 0.01 cm ±5%
  • Material: Paper
  • Weight: 5 g


Tags: Calligraphy


Detailed Ceremonials (Qu Li) is part of the Book of Rites. One commentary notes, "Qu Li is a detailed discussion of ceremonial affairs.” It discusses 5 kinds of rituals for auspiciousness (worship), misfortune (e.g., funerals), diplomatic protocol, the military, and court ceremonies. These 3 lines in cursive script feature 4 sentences from Qu Li: "Arrogance shouldn't develop; desires shouldn't be indulged; ambition shouldn't be uncurbed; pleasures shouldn't go to extremes." In the lower left is a seal for "The Heart is Boundless." The brushwork is rich and strong, turning naturally. Individual characters have varying sizes and structures; "bu ke 不可" is repeated but done differently, revealing ingenuity. Strokes also suggest Huaisu's cursive script.


The creativity of this item is inspired by National Palace Museum's collection, "Four Phrases from Detailed Ceremonials".
The picture has gone through high resolution image processing and professional color management, and been printed on the high-quality art paper to reproduce the original warm texture and delicate colors.
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