"Reclining Lion" Scholars' Root Stool

c. 1800
$4,080 USD
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W: 28.5" D: 18.5" H: 10.25"
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The unique formation of this early 19th century Chinese scholars' root sculpture brings to mind a sleeping lion in repose posture. This type of natural sculpture is characterized as a "wooden scholars' rock" and was prized by Chinese artists as a source of inspiration for painting, poetry and calligraphy. The tradition of gnarled roots as sculpture stems from the Taoist affinities with nature and a sophisticated, cultivated taste for its peculiar effects and humble associations. The warmly patinated surface suggests that that this sculpture has been appreciated for generations.

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