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