Dating "Twelve Months' Corresponding Letters" in Taipei National Palace Museum
Reiji Yamashina 2009/21th/September
"Twelve Months' Corresponding Letters" in Taipei National Palace Museum has no evidence for the attribution to Tang dynasty Calligraphy.
I offer some indirect evidences to support the attribution.
- The Paper of "Twelve Months' Corresponding Letters" has embossed scale lines should be the special sort which several famous calligraphy copies of Wan-chi-shi. It supports its 8th century date.
- The text likes Manuscript Fragments in Calligraphy Museum, Tokyo from Turfan, north west China. The text also likes Dunhuang manuscripts "Corresponding Letter Format" which are the synopsis of works from various "Yue I" dated from late Six dynasties to early Tang.
- Unusual form characters in this small square script characters suggest the date Tang dynasty.