Global Art & Artifacts

mythological

Stately Metal Griffin Statue.  Gryphon.  Figure.  Bookend.  Egypt.

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    Looks great at the end of a long line of books . . .  or nestled up to a stack.   Typical of the mythological hybrid from ancient Egypt (and Persia), the beast with wings and head/beak of an eagle dates back to 3000 B.C.   Griffins… Continue reading

Natural Green Jade Chi-Lin Pair.  Statues.  Qilin.  Kylin.  Feng Shui. Xiu or Nephrite.  China

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  Chi Lin – or the Dragon Horse – is a classic feng shui protection cure and mythological creature.    Loyal to its owner and a protector to the owner’s house, the Chi Lin is of a royal status than other guardians.   Xiu Jade – aka Xiuyan… Continue reading

Boxwood Hand Carved Female Celestial Mythological Fairy Statue.  Figure. Lute.   China

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  What an incredible piece…. hand-carved in great detail and then hand-rubbed to a fine finish.  Only skilled craftsmen who have spent their lifetime can carve these exquisite pieces.   Carved in a village outside Beijing.   On it’s own base.  Just gorgeous.  Will be delivered… Continue reading

Qing Dynasty-Styled Qilin Mythological Creature Brass Statue, China

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Detail:  If you possess a Qilin, it is a good omen.  Acquired in a rural Chinese village by a San Francisco collector.  Circa mid- to late-1900’s.  In very good condition.  A small amount of oxidation is present that can be removed with a cotton cloth… Continue reading

Small Antique Bronze Horse or Mythological Creature Statue, China

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Detail:  This small statue has the body of a horse but the head, I’m not sure of.   It was acquired from an antique shop outside Chengdu.  I believe it is from the late-1800’s.  In good condition.
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