A Mysterious Standing Scholar's Rock

Ming Dynasty
20 * 47 * 62cm

Of a primary elongated peak stretch high and is set off-center to the right, defined with several major ridges and a downward-pointed side-peak cutting into the central void, base of stone with low tripartite mound set with a deep circular opening, off-setting the high and pointed peak with a low and rounded form, the entire stone a play in dynamic compliments, stone of a brown-grey tone, beset with small ridges and textured layers of veins and gnarls, this being a typical and classic scholarly form with famous likenesses in well known gardens, this stone from the old Niliuzhai collection and exhibited internationally.