Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
Antique Japanese suiseki, a stone for contemplation. The art of suiseki viewing stones emphasizes an appreciation for the natural formations. Each stone tells a story not only of it's geological creation but of it's path through time, how it has been shaped by other elements like wind and water. Viewing a stone such as this, a person can feel transported to a world where the stone is a mountain (or a sleeping dragon) and the viewer is quite small.

Age: Taisho Period (early 20th century)

Dimensions: 5" high x 9" long x 5 5/8" wide
item #1455201