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Lot 0082
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East Asia, China, Qing Dynasty, ca. 1644 to 1912 CE. Two phallic amulets carved from a translucent rock crystal and a brown-and-white stone, respectively. Both pendants exhibit vivid details with the penis and testicles clearly defined, and each has a laterally-perforated suspension loop above the scrotum. The male phallus itself was symbolic of virility and fertility in Eastern Asia, and amulets in such forms have been a common sight for thousands of years in ancient China. Size of largest (rock crystal): 2.625" L (6.7 cm).

Provenance: private Orange County, California, USA collection

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Both pendants display expected age-commensurate surface wear and slight nicks and chips to exterior surfaces, otherwise intact and very good. Suspension cord in photos not included.

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Chinese Qing Dynasty Stone Phallus Pendants (2)

Estimate $500 - $700Feb 1, 2018