A beautiuful white jade nepherite mountain shape brush rest.
Since antiquity, Chinese intellectuals have sought solace and inspiration in nature. Because routine obligations kept most scholars from taking daily hikes through the wilderness, many collected bojects that could evoke, from home, the grandeur and spirituality of the mountains. Unusually shped rocks, eroded by the elements and sometimes enhanced by human hands, were a popuplar addition to desks and gardens. one could imagine oneself as a tiny traveler wandering over the rugged terrian of the rocks's surfaces and up to their remote peaks.