Suiseki, pierre de lettré, Japan


Suiseki (pierre de lettré)

Japan, 20th Century

Height : 20 cm (7.9in.) - Width : 17 cm (6.7in.)
With plinth : 21 cm (8.2 in.)

These Suiseki rocks 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. This is an interesting example as it is made from limestone with the veins making little folds. This limestone rock is relatively rare in Japan.

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  • Item(s) quantity:  1
  • Height in cm : 20 cm
  • Width in cm : 17 cm
  • Depth in cm : 1 cm
  • Expertissim Reference: 2015020958