Fine Art Asia Pavilion: Maria Kiang Chinese Art 典亞藝博展亭: Maria Kiang中國藝術

Large rootwood sculpture
Qing Dynasty (1644-1911)
H. 90 cm (including stand)
Provenance: Ni Liu Zhai Collection

清代 木根仿供石連座
「泥留齋藏」款
高. 90公分 (連底座)
來源: 泥留齋珍藏

The natural sculpture is formed by a network of rootwood with multiple perforations creating a matrix of jagged twists and intertwined whorls and rests on a squat hongmu Suzhou-type stand. The rootwood is patinated to a deep reddish russet colour.
A four-character inscription on the base reads Niliu zhai zang 泥留齋藏 “Niliu Studio Collection”