Hand Scroll

Collection Type

  • Cultural artifacts

Date

1948

GUSN

GUSN-62357

Description

Blk & white basketweave; orange paper with black chinese characters

Details

Descriptive Terms

handscrolls
paper (fiber product)
silk (textile)
wood (plant material)
wood engraving (process)
Unidentified Paper
Stipple Engraved
Silk
SCROLL

Inscription

Interpretation by students from the Harvard's Graduate School of Design 2/7/98: The scroll tells about a traditional Chinese instrument, narrow in shape which is covered in fabric, perhaps silk. ""Harmony, like the 50 strings of this musical instrument playing in tune."" Where strings could signify years, this scroll could be an acknowledgment of a 50th birthday, but more likely, a 50th anniversary.

Associated Building

Original to Gropius House (Lincoln, Mass.),

Associated Events

Ying Li

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Documentary Artifact

Dimensions

46 x 10.5 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Ise Gropius

Accession Number

1984.356