Ducks Foretell The Arrival of Spring
長 4.68 x 寬 4.68 x 高 4.89 cm 重 217.8 g
Su Dong-Po's Inscription on Huichong's Painting of a Spring River states "Standing at a distance from the bamboo bush, the peach trees have just begun blossoming; upon the arrival of spring, the ducks in the river are the first to know the water has gotten warmer.”With only a few lines, he perfectly describes the picturesque scenery of early spring.
The thousand-year old landscape from the poem is beautifully brought to life by this exquisite low-relief sculpture. The playful ducks landing ashore and the gentle water ripples easily draw viewers in.