Gongshi or pierre de lettré.
China, 20th Century.
Height : 12 cm (4.7 in.) - Width : 16 cm (6.3 in.) - Depth : 13 cm (5.1 in.)
These Suiseki rocks in Japanese or Gongshi in Chinese imitate the curiosities of nature, or miniaturize a mountain range, a cliff or a natural element. They are used in meditation. They are normally torn away from an rocky outcrop and are nature’s work without any human intervention.
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