Art & Design

Olive Pit Carvings from 1737 #wow


Oh, what one can stumble upon in the National Palace Museum of China! Chinese artist Ch’en Tsu-chang, took a tiny olive pit in  1737 and morphed it into a unique 17×34 mm small sculpture. He managed to put 8 different passengers into this football shaped boat miniature. Moreover, engraved on the bottom of the boat lies the entire text of Su Shih’s Latter Ode on the Red Cliff, which translates into 300 characters! If this is not amazing, then what is?



Source: National Palace Museum of China