MING DYNASTY (1368-1644)
The black, lustrous rock displays natural veining along the exterior and interior. The rock is accented with deep cavities and jagged cliffs.
A lingbi rock of similar composition and size, dated to the Song or Yuan dynasty, is published in Worlds Within Worlds: The Richard Rosenblum Collection of Chinese Scholar’s Rocks, Cambridge, 1997, pp. 154-158, Catalogue No. 3