Finely-crafted “dragon blood” totem amulet - The cunning monkey riding the fast horse and escorted by the phoenix FengHuang.
Symbols of success. It also represents a rebus.
The monkey and horse pattern is used when expressing wishes of "rapid social rise" to the person to whom it is intended. As often in China, the words have a double meaning: it is illustrated here with the formula "Ma shang feng hou". 'Ma shang' means horse, but also 'immediately' and 'feng hou' both means monkey and 'access to a noble rank'.
Mineral: hard stone. Beautiful shades of “dragon blood”, beautiful patina.
Clarity: opaque. A beautiful finely-crafted look.
Size: 52 x 15 x 52 mm
Weight: 51.39 g
Monkey: Symbol of the wish for success and social rise. It represents cunning, agility, and spontaneity. The monkey is said to chase away evil spirits and is often depicted with a peach in hand, which, according to another story, was stolen from the garden of Xi Wang Mu, the leader of the immortals.
Horse: symbol of success, perseverance, speed. Its valour and stamina are exemplary.
The Chinese phoenix (FengHuang 凤凰) is a mythical bird that rules over all other birds.
In ancient literature, the Fenghuang is described as having the shape of a dragon, the neck of a serpent, the head of a swan, the beak of a swallow, the crest of a rooster, scaly wings, the tail of a fish and the back of a tortoise. According to other more recent descriptions, it would mix the characteristics of several birds, namely: the head of a golden pheasant, the body of a mandarin duck, the tail of a peacock, the legs of a crane, the beak of a parrot and the wings of a swallow.
As the wisest bird, the phoenix also symbolises justice and grace. It does not tolerate lies or abuse of power, it never appears in front of amoral people. It is an extremely kind creature; its legends never contain the slightest notion of evil or revenge. The animal is so harmless that it consumes only the morning dew. It thus avoids causing harm to animals and plants.
It symbolises luck, notoriety and the future. It is associated with the sun (fire), the south and the summer.
Carefully packed registered shipment with tracking number and insurance.
- Amuleto decorato - L'astuta scimmia che cavalca il cavallo veloce e scortata dalla fenice FengHuang
- Pietra dura "sangue di drago" - Simboli del successo - Ma Shang Feng Hou
- Periodo stimato
- Fine XX secolo
- Paese d’origine
- In buone condizioni - usato, con piccoli segni dell’età.
- 53×15×55 mm
- 51.39 g