Image shows the proper brush grip for Chinese calligraphy. The scribe is writing in a standing position, bending over a table which is covered by a tablecloth. Next to the table, a monkey (Ape of Nature) appears to be reading from one sheet. A large inkstone rests on the floor. Stylized characters on the wall represent Celestial Realm. Illustration from p. 310 of Kircher's La Chine.
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Hidden treasure and Is part of: Chine; See related catalog record: 2371043R