Seal of Xie Zhiliu (1910-1997): Lixia

Artist: Wu Zijian (born 1947)
Historical period(s)
Modern period, 1971
H x W x D (overall): 4 x 1.6 x 1.6 cm (1 9/16 x 5/8 x 5/8 in)
Credit Line
Gift of the Xie Family
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Stone, Tool and Equipment

Seal (square intaglio)

China, Modern period (1912 - present)

From 1971 to 1997
Xie Zhiliu (1910-1997), commissioned carving from Wu Zijian in 1971 [1]

From 1997 to 1998
Chen Peiqiu (born 1922), widow of Xie Zhiliu [2]

From 1998
Freer Gallery of Art, given by Chen Peiqiu in 1998 [3]


[1] Curatorial Remarks, Joseph Chang, May 1, 1998.

[2] See note 1.

[3] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Xie Zhiliu 1910-1997
Chen Peiqiu born 1922

Published References
  • Wu Zijian Yinji. Shanghai. p. 15 right.
  • Thomas Lawton, Thomas W. Lentz. Beyond the Legacy: Anniversary Acquisitions for the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. vol. 1 Washington, 1998. pp. 264-267.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Whistler's Neighborhood
Google Cultural Institute
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