Rock in the Form of Multiple Peaks,
perhaps Ming dynasty (1368-1644)
Dark gray Taihu stone. From the East and West Mountains in Wuxian, Jiangsu
province. Stand: Qing dynasty, late 17th-18th century; zitan or hongmu wood;
24 x 20 x 15 in. (61 x 51 x 38 cm)
Balck Taihu stones were collected as early as the 9th century.