16 September 2016
A RARE LINGBI ‘WATERFALL’ SCHOLAR’S ROCK
The dark grey stone has white veining that suggests cascading waterfalls seen on both sides, and a figure with outstretched arms walking on a path on one side.
9 ¼ in. (23.5 cm.) wide, original tieli wood stand
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Marcus Flacks, Contemplating Rocks, London, 2012, pp. 6, 56 and 117-21.
Rocks of this type are prized by scholars as they are a connection to the real world. The sensitive use of the white veining in the stone creates a very naturalistic mountain landscape that includes a series of waterfalls that plunge from the peaks to the base on both sides. From above one can see a hole that could be a secret ‘high mountain’ lake, its clear waters reflecting the sky.
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