Replica of Chinese calligraphy master discovered in Japan

A ten by four inch piece of paper covered in calligraphy is confirmed to be a replica of revered calligrapher Wang Xizhi.
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An extremely rare copy of revered fourth century calligrapher Wang Xhizi has been found in Japan. The first replica of his work found in four decades. No originals exist, despite the fact that his work was treasured by the Chinese emperors as his delicate style influenced the art of calligraphy. The precise replicas made in the seventh and eighth centuries are held as national treasures.

The artefact from over a millennium ago will be on display in the Tokyo National Museum from January 22 to March 3. The owner, a Japanese citizen remains unidentified.

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