On View In:
Gallery 218
Artist:   Shen Maode  
Title:   Hall Plaque  
Date:   Qing dynasty (1644-1911)  
Medium:   Lacquer  
Dimensions:   25-3/8 x 70 x 1-3/8 in. (64.5 x 177.8 x 3.5 cm)  
Credit Line:   Gift of Ruth and Bruce Dayton  
Location:   Gallery 218  

The characters read from right to left:

Hall of Salutary Humility

Name:   Maode, Shen  
Nationality:   Chinese  

Object Description  
Classification:   Lacquerware  
Physical Description:   3 large black characters on gold ground, with 6 smaller black characters and 2 red seals at L; other text on back  
Creation Place:   Asia, China, , ,  
Accession #:   2001.159  
Owner:   The Minneapolis Institute of Arts