Massive Horizontally Ridged Scholar's Rock

Qing Dynasty
30 * 66 * 65cm

In the form of a peaked mountain ridge and of very large dimensions, rolling from a bulky knobbed peak on the right to a lower and obliquely tilted left peak, each form with natural craggy surface alterations of small caves and gullies as well as minor ridges and peaks, slight veins of white stone highlight against the deep grey base stone, complimenting a linked series of shifting planes that draw one'S eye up from the base to each peak in graceful and wandering paths, a heroic and naturally refined form, seated on a rounded mahogany dais carved to the stone's form.