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The seal has an altar-shaped knob (tan niu) to which is attached a ring chain. The seal legend quotes a line from a poem by the Song dynasty poet and famous bon vivant Jiang Kui (ca. 1155- ca. 1221). "Xiao Hong" was Jiang's courtesan. This poetic verse of seven characters is carved in relief in seal script (zhuan shu) with a raised square frame complying with the surface shape. The impression, from top to bottom, right to left, reads "Xiao Hong croons as I play the Xiao flute."
The carver signed by incising his name on the side of the seal stone.