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its a section of the most famous calligraphy work in Chinese history, the Lanting jixu, 'The Orchid Pavilion Collection (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lantingji_Xu)


The section in your picture is from near the end, and reads


故列敘時人,錄其所述; Hence, we record the people presented here today and their works;
雖世殊事異, Even though time and circumstances will be different,
所以興懷,其致一也。 the feelings expressed will remain unchanged.
後之覽者,亦將有感於斯文。 The future readers shall also empathize the same by reading this poems collection.
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Thank you very much for your reply! That’s really interesting to hear.
I’m wondering whether the stamp-like elements on the left in the background have something to do with the work as well (if they’re not too difficult to see).

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Seals like those are normally added over the years by collectors: they help trace the provenance.


Sometimes collectors also add comments of appreciation, so a painting might be mounted with strips at the top and sides containing additional writings.


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