Inscription: Inscribed, upper right "Poem on the Luohan Yeguang" possibly by Qianlong; calligraphy by Yeguang (11th son of Qianlong)
Translation of poem inscribed in corner: "Poem on the Luohan Yeguang" by the Emperor Several thousand years passed in the facing the wall. Mount Sumero* is like a Kshana** True void comes to the ocean of life And the kalpa of the sages settles along the Ganges. The free moon is my light and glory, A simple flower makes by rich silks I have none that I desire Content I sit on the high snowy peak. Calligraphy reverently executed by Yongxing"
*Axis of the universe **1/90th of thought or 1/4500 of a minute
Edmund Cogswell Converse , Greenwich, CT (until d. 1921)