Antler and Tongue: An Essay on Ancient Chinese Symbolism and Its Implications

Antler and Tongue: An Essay on Ancient Chinese Symbolism and Its Implications

Antler and Tongue: An Essay on Ancient Chinese Symbolism and Its Implications

Antler and Tongue: An Essay on Ancient Chinese Symbolism and Its Implications

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In its original form, this study was limited in scope to an article devoted to a single pair of stag antlers. As the investigation expanded to cover a wider range in both space and time, it became obvious that the modest size originally planned for the subject would be insufficient. A sequence of topics is all that remains now of the original working plan.

References to some related art objects have been brought to the writer's attention by colleagues and students whose suggestions are herewith gratefully acknowledged. Museums and private collections have generously contributed many photographs. The writer is especially grateful to Professor S. Umehara for his kindness in lending two illustrations. Mr. John F. Haskins provided numerous line drawings. Miss Florance Waterbury and Mr. Haskins undertook the difficult task of revising and editing the text. The writer assures all these kind helpers of his profound gratitude.

New York, April 1954

Alfred Salmony . . .

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