tablet

Marble tablet broken into two pieces inscribed with a Chinese poem in black ink. The poem describes a fishing boat returning and stopping by the riverbank in early dawn, when everyone is still sleeping. However hard the wind was blowing the whole night it still stayed by the reed marshes in the shallow water. Three red seals, one stamped at the beginning of the poem, two stamped at the end. Some English script written over the poem indicates that it was given as a memento or keepsake.

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