Incorrect Username, Email, or Password
An irregularly shaped, highly polished steel sculpture with large holes through it. It stands on an organically-shaped black plinth.

An irregularly shaped steel sculpture stands upright on an organically-shaped black plinth on a grey faded background. The steel has been highly polished so it reflects much light. The sculpture has an irregular but smooth surface and has large holes throughout the piece.

Identification and Creation

Object Number
Zhan Wang 展望, Chinese (Beijing born 1962)
Sculpture in the Form of a Nine-Hole Scholar's Rock
Work Type
Creation Place: East Asia, China
Persistent Link


Level 2, Room 2620, East Asian Art
View this object's location on our interactive map

Physical Descriptions

Hammered, assembled, welded, and highly polished stainless steel; edition 3/8; with incised signature of the artist (in Chinese) on the back reading "Zhan Wang 2001 3/8"
sculpture only: H. 70.3 x W. 44.3 x D. 20 cm (27 11/16 x 17 7/16 x 7 7/8 in.)
with base: H. 74.5 x W. 44.3 x D. 20 cm (29 5/16 x 17 7/16 x 7 7/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: Zhan Wang 2001


Recorded Ownership History
Zhan Wang, Beijing (2001), sold; through [Chambers Fine Art, New York, December 7, 2002]; to Harvard University Art Museums, 2002.

Acquisition and Rights

Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Purchase in honor of James Cuno through the generosity of Michael E. and Winnie Feng, H. George and Roberta Mann, David J. Menke, John R. Menke, Richard and Diane Milhender, Diane H. Schafer, Erna M. Szekeres and Arthur E. Vershbow
© 2001 Zhan Wang
Accession Year
Object Number
Asian and Mediterranean Art

The Harvard Art Museums encourage the use of images found on this website for personal, noncommercial use, including educational and scholarly purposes. To request a higher resolution file of this image, please submit an online request.

Publication History

  • Robert D. Mowry, The New Chinese Landscape: Recent Acquisitions, exh. cat., Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, Mass., 2006), pp. 7, 9, 12, fig. 6, back cover

Exhibition History

  • Rocks, Mountains, Landscapes and Gardens: The Essence of East Asian Painting ('04), Harvard University Art Museums, Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 01/31/2004 - 08/01/2004
  • The New Chinese Landscape: Recent Acquisitions, Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 08/12/2006 - 11/12/2006
  • Re-View: S228-230 (Asian rotation: 5) Brush and Ink Reconsidered: Contemporary Chinese Landscapes, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 11/23/2010 - 05/14/2011
  • 32Q: 2620 Winter Garden, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 11/16/2014 - 01/01/2050

Verification Level

This record has been reviewed by the curatorial staff but may be incomplete. Our records are frequently revised and enhanced. For more information please contact the Division of Asian and Mediterranean Art at