At first, the eye is drawn to the top and middle of the boat where bulk of the action is going on. On the left side of the boat towards the front, there are beams that separate the top of the boat from the body of the boat. Through these beams, the viewer can see a man at the tiller. He seems to have a jovial expression while he steers. Also, he is facing a man sitting near the beams. That man is facing towards the man at the tiller with his arm gesturing towards him indicating that they are in conversation with each other. Then in the center of the left hand side of the boat, there are lattice windows. The lattice windows open up to revel another man sitting behind them. This man has a serene expression on his face. At the back of the boat there seems to be a something in bags and cylindrical containers possibly supplies or cargo. The middle of the boat holds the action and the story. On the bottom of the boat, there are small delicate inscriptions in Chine...
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The small boat carved from an olive stone pulls the viewer in with its narrative, its use of material and its enigmatic purpose and classification. The artisanship and thought behind this art object make it unique in the palace collection.
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Yu, P'ei-chin. "Curios." National Palace Museum-Collection > Selections > > Carved Olive-stone Boat. http://www.npm.gov.tw/en/Article.aspx?sNo=04001107 (accessed March 27, 2014).
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