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"There are ten auspicious beasts and five spiritual beasts in ancient Chinese mythology. This particular camel-looking beast is a spiritual beast. The carvings are well-carved in detail, the defined lines depicted the gesture and expression of the animal. Ancient beast are of favourite amongst collectors in ancient times, it acts as guardian and protector from evilness, hence in the imperial palace, temples has ancient beast statue, usually in the formation of five beasts on the main column and six beast on minor columns. Jade beast carvings are documented as a powerful protector as Chinese history, this particular Yuan/ Ming period piece is very fine and especially rare. H:13.6cm; W: 10.2cmX4cm; Weight: 481g 元/明 和田白玉雕瑞兽 中国古代有十大瑞兽或五大神兽之说。这尊神似骆驼的瑞兽,乃神灵动物,雕工非常精湛,刻画十分形象生动,显现之神气可谓十足万分!自古以来,瑞兽即为人们所尊崇宝爱,更认其有护卫之功能。古之贤德直至天子均认为,自身有天神庇佑,灵兽拱卫。古代宫殿、寺庙、有所谓「五脊六兽」(正栋以五兽,垂栋以六兽排列)亦源于此。而玉雕作品自古即多有引用,以求其神力,作为庇护。十兽之中,角端明福祸,貀兽能伏波,貔貅镇山林,獬豸辨忠奸,辟邪除群凶,麒麟言仁义,符拔趋福吉,天禄启灵聪,天狗伺警戒,神尘保平安,各有其灵,各主其事,殊为难得。此拍品当为元明时期玉雕之精品,弥足珍贵!
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A YUAN/MING HEITIAN WHITE JADE CARVED AUSPICIOUS BEAST

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670 Highway 7 East
Unit 38
Richmond Hill, Ontario, L4B 3P2
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