QING DYNASTY (1644-1911)
HEIGHT (WITH STAND): 27.7CM
The vertical wood sculpture rests on a wooden stand and is naturalistically formed. The root is covered by a thin layer of lacquer and has an overall brownish black patina. Its texture is similar to that of a limestone Ying rock.
An example of a root wood sculpture is illustrated in Richard Rosenblum’s Art of the Natural World: Resonances of Wild Nature in Chinese Sculptural Art, 2001, pp. 48-49, Catalogue Nos. 23A & B