Suseok

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Korean artwork shows scholar paying homage to a special stone -- painting with calligraphy by Hô Ryôn, 1885

Suseok (수석) is the Korean term for small naturally occurring or shaped rocks which are traditionally valued. They are similar to Chinese scholar's rocks.

Suseok can be any color. There are a wide variety of sizes. Suseok can weigh hundreds of pounds or less than one pound. The term also means stones which are placed in traditional Korean gardens.

History[change | change source]

Chinese scholar's rocks influenced the development of suseok in Korea.[1]

Evaluation[change | change source]

The evaluation of suseok recognizes color, shape, markings and surface.

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References[change | change source]

  1. Brokaw, Charles. (2011). The Temple Mount Code, p. 73.

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