Gongshi or pierre de lettré.
China, 20th Century
Total height : 9,5 cm (3.7 in.) - Width : 15 cm (5.9 in.) - Depth : 7 cm (2.7 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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