In Guocun village of Chun'an county, Hangzhou, an ancient plaque with the name of ancient literati, Su Shi, has aroused popularity and curiosity in recent days. Su Shi (aka Su Dongpo)(1037-1101) is an iconic figure of ancient Chinese literature and fine arts. Su lived in Song Dynasty (960-1279) and his name is a household name in China. The latest update indicated that this plaque might be made in Qing Dynasty (1644-1912).
Wang Wen, the director of Chun'an County Museum, said that he had sent photos to experts from Zhejiang Provincial Cultural Relics Appraisal Station, Zhejiang Provincial Museum and Hangzhou Municipal Museum, on Aug 18, looking for consultants.
Liang Xiuhua from Zhejiang Provincial Cultural Relics Appraisal Station said that only a preliminary judgment can be made on the plaque through photos, and further judgments will be made until they see the actual object.
According to Liang, this piece might be a plaque of the Qing Dynasty.
"Even if this plaque is not likely to be Su's authentic relic, this ancient plaque still has important cultural relic value for recording local culture," said Liang.