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Suiseki Stone – “A motion and a spirit”


Suiseki Stone – “A motion and a spirit”

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Over a thousand years ago Suiseki Stones were presented by Chinese Scholars to the Japanese Empress as gifts. A Suiseki stone is a totally natural rock formation resembling either mountains, human dwellings, waterfalls and other pictures.

The art of Suiseki is for the observer to interpret the picture presented. Poems and names are sometimes then attributed to the rocks.

This superb suiseki is suggestive of Wordsworth’s “Tintern Abbey”
“And I have felt
A presence that disturbs me with the joy
Of elevated thoughts; a sense sublime
Of something far more deeply interfused,
Whose dwelling is the light of setting suns,
And the round ocean, and the living air,
And the blue sky, and in the mind of man,
A motion and a spirit, that impels
All thinking things, all objects of all thought,
And rolls through all things.

Dimensions: 20cm high x 15cm wide (including stand)

Additional information

Weight 0.5 kg