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

 

A vertical rootwood sculpture
Qing Dynasty (1644-1911)
H. 88 cm

清代 木根仿供石立件
高.88公分

The rootwood is oriented vertically and naturally formed on one side with dense irregular knots and nodes with deep crevices and ridges. The rootwood twists down from a dramatic overhang and extends to smaller root sections. The sculpture rests on a metal base. The reverse shows a smooth surface. The rootwood is patinated to a dark chocolate colour.