Protective amulet - Engraved Bi disc - Mythological animals - Symbol of the celestial universe.
Used as a protective talisman.
Representation of mythological animals. Dragon, Pixiu, Qilin.
Condition: good. Beautiful patina.
Mineral: hard stone.
Clarity: opaque. Very beautiful work with relief.
Size: 55 x 15 x 55 mm
Central hole: 21 mm in diameter.
Weight: 65.05 g
The Bi disc represents the symbol of celestial universe. It is a disc pierced by a circular central hole evoking the opening to eternal life. The Bi disc was originally a ritual object used during ceremonies to celebrate the worship of the Sun and Heaven. Shamans used this tool to communicate with other worlds. Usually made of semi-precious gems, the first Bi discs appeared in China 5,000 years BC. According to Chinese tradition, they bring a happy life, wealth and protection from disease to their owners.
The Pi Xiu is the 5th animal of Chinese mythology; it has the body of a Chinese lion (Lion Fo), the legs of Ki Lin and the head of a Dragon.
The Pi Xiu can only feed on gold and silver; as a result, in Asian traditions, the Pi Xiu now symbolises the accumulation of money and wealth.
In Feng Shui, it is considered as a protector and a guardian who helps his owners to get rich and who drives out bad luck. The story says that the Pixiu attacks demons and evil spirits, turning their vital essence into riches. It is therefore often used to attract some financial prosperity. The Pixiu is also used to overcome or prevent demons and evil spirits that cause disease.
The dragon represents longevity, perseverance and success, but also fire, force, and supremacy. The dragon is the emblem of the Chinese emperors. They were themselves known as 'dragon' or considered 'sons of the dragon'.
In Chinese culture, dragons embody benevolence and power. They have alleged powers of control over meteorological phenomena, for example, invoking rain during a drought. In China, dragons are everywhere, in legends, festivals, astrology, arts, names and even expressions.
The dragon itself covers many symbols:
- Immortality due to its exceptional longevity;
- Perseverance and success: at the time of spawning, the carp of the yellow river swims up the rapids to a fall called ‘Dragon's Gate’. If it manages to cross it, it turns into a dragon. Its willingness to turn the tide is a symbol of perseverance.
- Fire, strength, supremacy: in the martial art of the dragon.
The Qilin is a fabulous composite animal from Chinese mythology with several appearances. It usually shares some features of a deer and horse. It has fur, scales or both, and a pair of horns or a single horn similar to deer horns. A cosmogonic creature, symbol of harmony and king of furry animals, he resides only in peaceful places or in the vicinity of a sage, and discovering one is always a good omen.
The pictures were taken with artificial light.
Carefully packed registered shipment with tracking number and insurance.
- Beschermende amulet - Gegraveerde Bi-schijf - Mythologische dieren - Symbool van het hemelse heelal
- Hard Stone - Dragon, Pixiu, Qilin - Gelukkig leven, rijkdom en bescherming
- Geschatte periode
- Eind 20e eeuw
- Land van herkomst
- In goede staat - gebruikt met geringe sporen van ouderdom.
- 55×15×55 mm
- 65,05 g