Brass Phoenix Statue. Sculpture. In Flight. High Quality Casting. China.
Male and female Phoenix’s are called fenghuang and reign over other mythological birds in Asia. Most likely thought of as “huang” (female) now, their feathers are of five colors: black, white, green and yellow… corresponding with Confucius’ five virtues: Ren – benevolence / charity / humanity; Yi – honesty and uprightness; Zhi – knowledge; Xin – faithfulness / integrity; and Li – good manners / being polite / worship.
So, now you know. The phoenix is a pretty powerful creature. Maybe the reason why I have many of them around my home and office…. and at www.EsotericStuff.com.
I like this statue because of three reasons: it is in flight, it is highly detailed and extremely well crafted.
I have been offered many cheap (dollars and quality) versions of phoenix sculptures but have turned them down as they look like they came from the back of a truck, freshly unloaded from a low quality factory. You might think you are getting a quality piece that looks like this, but you will not!
THIS ONE is not at all like that. It comes from a highly rated foundry just outside of Beijing that has been known to produce sculptures ending up in private collections as well museums (as examples of artistic and highly detailed artwork.
I love this Huang’s progressive posture and movement. Surely it will bring you knowledge at the least!