Antique Chinese Serpentine Jade
Suiseki Viewing Stone 軟玉綠玉水石
Scholar Rock, Healing Chi Stone
Origin: China. Circa: 1950s' or earlier
Condition: very good!
H 9.5 in. (24cm), W 7 in. (18cm), D 2.5 in. (6.5cm)
Throughout the millennia, Chinese poets and luminaries have viewing stones decorated their homes and gardens as the essence of time and natural beauty. Kings and princes wore jade and other precious stones as emblems of their status, scholars and dignitaries utilized various stones for seals and desktop accessories. Understandably, the metaphysical and aesthetic principles of jade and serpentine encompassed in its natural asymmetry inspire profound zen-like tranquility. So on a good size Serpentine viewing stone like this one is both rare and valued by scholars and zen practitioners. As an earthing stone, Serpentine opens new pathways for channeling the Kundalini energy. It aids in meditation and enhances spiritual experiences. Serpentine assists the retrieval of wisdom, believed to help to regain memory of past lives. It clears the chakras and stimulates the crown chakra for achieving enlightenment. The Serpentine viewing stone is mounted a custom made wood pedestal. It has no damage or any kind and is in very good condition.