Zymoglyphic Museum. Miniature Viewing Stones home Also known as scholar's rocks, or gongshi, viewing stones are rocks of complex shapes that suggest worlds within worlds, microcosms in stone. They have been collected and displayed in China for centuries. The Zymoglyphic Museum's collection form the Era of Oriental Influence is made up of small seaworn objects which embody the spirit of gongshi. They are all less than three inches high, including the stands.