勺园太湖石A Taihu stone

2019-04-08

勺园太湖石A Taihu stone
文物位置:赛克勒考古与艺术博物馆内庭院正中
文物类别:文物遗迹
Location: In the center of the courtyard of the Arthur M. Sackler Museum of Art and Archaeology
Category: Relics

 

历史溯源
      赛克勒考古与艺术博物馆内庭院正中有一方高大的太湖石,据侯仁之先生考证,乃米万钟勺园遗物。这方太湖石早先位于校园东南角原治贝子园后殿屋后,1993 年赛克勒博物馆建成后移至馆中。
 
名人故事
      米万钟为晚明著名画家,与松江董其昌齐名,号称“南董北米”。约在万历四十年(1612)至四十二年(1614)间,米万钟筑勺园于海淀,其旧址在今北大校内西南隅,是海淀园林开辟的先驱。米万钟爱石成癖,别号“友石先生”,勺园内收藏有数量众多、品质上佳的太湖石。据明代孙国敉《燕都游览志》记载:“勺园径曰风烟里。……逾梁而北为勺海堂。……堂前怪石蹲焉,栝子松倚之。”参之以米万钟万历四十五年(1617)手绘《勺园修禊图》,则勺园正堂勺海堂前确有一巨石矗立,旁有高树倚之。
 
History
      In the center of the courtyard of the Arthur M. Sackler Museum of Art and Archaeology stands a tall Taihu stone. According to Hou Renzhi, it is a relic of Mi Wanzhong’s Shaoyuan Garden. This Taihu stone was moved to its present place from the Zhibeizi Garden in 1993.
 
Celebrity story
      Mi Wanzhong was a well-known artist in the late Ming dynasty, often referred to together with Dong Qichang, a famous contemporary paintercalligrapher, as the “southern Dong and northern Mi”. The Shaoyuan Garden was built around 1612 to 1614. It is the earliest garden developed in Haidian District. Mi Wanzhong had a weakness for stone. There were a good number of Taihu stones of superior quality in the garden.