Gongshi or pierre de lettré.
China, 20th Century.
Height : 17 cm (6.7 in.) - Width : 34 cm (13.4 in.) - Depth: 21 cm (8.2 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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