Is someone able to help translate the text (calligraphy?) and seal on this scroll?

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I had a go at translating the seal using guoxuedashi and http://humanum.arts.cuhk.edu.hk/Lexis/lexi-mf/ but wasn't sure how to group the individual elements into characters. Thought the right half might be just 匕玉? Couldn't make any sense of the left half.


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    盈懷贈蘭荃 from a poem, [唐 韩愈]《送灵师》, wrote in 戌寅秋, the year 戌寅 could be 1998、1938、1878......, I can't recognize the author name and the seal.
    – sfy
    May 26, 2020 at 16:53
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    it should be “戊寅”. there’s no “戌寅” in the sexagenary cycle. May 27, 2020 at 1:28
  • Sorry - I made a mistake. The second character is 可 and not 石.
    – dROOOze
    Sep 2, 2020 at 13:33

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The seal pointing to the artist name says 任可澄. In particular, you're very unlikely to find out the last character 「澄」 through a simple search:

  • The right hand side of the character 「澄」 in the seal is actually 「⿱豆廾」, which is a variant shape of 「登」 sometimes appearing in bronze inscriptions.
  • 「澄」 is not a character appearing in bronze inscriptions, so the character in the seal is a modern character hypothetically back-projected to a bronze inscription form.

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