Object of the Month
Chinese Scholar’s Rock, Qing Dynasty (1644-1911)
Confucius once said, “the humane man loves mountains.” Is this why scholars kept a rock on their desk? Or was it for inspiration or meditation? Docent Mardelle Mikus will explore our Chinese scholar’s rock and other objects found on his desk in the Asian Gallery.
Unknown, China, Scholar's rock, Qing dynasty (1644-1911). Dark grey ying limestone with brown inclusions. Collection Phoenix Art Museum, Gift of Asian Arts Council