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Scholar's Rock with modern mount, Chinese, Ancient

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A light coloured scholar's rock of natural form with naturally formed piercings.  Chinese.  

Modern steel stand.

Leading expert Robert D. Mowry, who is Harvard Art Museum’s Curator Emeritus and a senior consultant to Christie’s, describes scholar's rocks as "favoured stones that the Chinese literati displayed in the rarefied atmosphere of their studios. The Chinese scholar drew inspiration from the natural world. Like a landscape painting, the rock represented a microcosm of the universe on which the scholar could meditate within the confines of the studio or garden."

HEIGHT: 21 in. (54 cm)
WIDTH: 12 in. (30 cm)
DEPTH: 6 1/4 in. (16 cm)
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