Tile-shaped chengni inkslab

Song Dynasty
Length: 24 cm, Width: 17.5 cm, Thickness: 2 cm

This chengni inkslab, an ornament on a writing table, is modeled on tile-shaped inkslabs made in Han Dynasty, with a lightly depressed middle part and a rough surface. It was unearthed in the vicinity of Beijing Zoo in 1969.