Elegantly carved with a landscape scene, the composition of the present piece has been treated like a painting or printed image, and may have been based upon a particular woodblock illustration. The lack of a border and the vertical lines of poetry on the upper corner reinforce the pictorial style of the box, but its depiction on the precious jade stone indicates the wealth, rank and status of its owner. This piece was appears to have been made for the Imperial Hall of Consistency (Xinyouhengtang). Compare a circular box similarly carved in low relief depicting the Eight Horses of Mu Wang in a landscape setting, sold at Christie's New York, 19th March 2008, lot 440.
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