On the present plaque, one scene illustrates a pavilion overlooking a freshly melted waterfall, which announces the arrival of Spring. The other scene depicts Wang Xizhi at the famous Lanting (Orchid Pavilion) gathering near Shanyin, Zhejiang province, to celebrate the Spring Purifying Ceremony in the 9th year of the Yonghe reign (353 AD). The wine cups on leaves floating down the stream refers to the poetry competition, which condemned the scholars to drink wine if they failed to come up with a poem.
A slightly smaller table screen, decorated with scholars and inscribed with an imperial poem, is in the collection of the National Palace Museum, Taipei, and illustrated in The Refined Taste of the Emperor: Special Exhibition of Archaic and Pictorial Jades of the Ch'ing Court, Taipei, 1997, cat. no. 67.
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