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Almost flat, the brush palette is carved into a leaf with curved edges. On one side, the stalk leans on the surface of the leaf. A lovely cicada rests on the other side. The leaf is incised with veins, while the reverse has decorative lines and verse in regular script (kai shu), reading:
A cicada should sing in autumn;
Why does it stay silent?
How cool is the autumn wind
that tells it is time to take a rest.
With fine carving and polish, this boxwood object with the texture of ivory presents a completely natural scene. It is a masterpiece of scholar's paraphernalia in boxwood.