light and dark grey stone; angular forms; attached to a red wood stand; pink streaks, especially on back

Scholar's Rock, 19th century

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Found in Ying-te, Kwantung province, as well as Kwangsi province in south China, ying stone is softer than ling-pi and typically full of complex furrows with twisted lines and intricately textured surfaces. Notable for their diverse shapes, these stones appear to embody a thousand hills and valleys and are well suited for representing a scenic landscape. This type of scholar's rock is usually referred to as a "close-up view mountain." Such stones were treasured for the impression they created of a miniature mountain range and they were treasured display objects in a scholar's studio.

Details
Title
Scholar's Rock
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2003.171.1
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light and dark grey stone; angular forms; attached to a red wood stand; pink streaks, especially on back