Global Art & Artifacts

sin-you

Old and Rare Single Horned Sin-you with Ruyi Sceptre in Mouth.  Paperweight.  Bronze.  China.

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  Chinese mythology is full of fantastic supernatural and mythical creatures. While Westerners are most familiar with dragons and the phoenix, throughout Asia there are numerous less-known mythological beings.   So to start with, this is not a Kirin, Qilin, Tiam Lu, Pixiu, Zheng, or a number of other hybrid… Continue reading

Han Dynasty-style Sin-you / Dog / Dragon, China

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This is a Han Dynasty traditional motif with markings of longevity and wisdom.  Probably a brass cast with brass wire forming the inlaid pattern.  The Sin-you is symbolic of justice and truth.  Circa mid-1900’s.  In very good condition.   This item has been SOLD.  Thanks Mark S. !!  

Blue / White Porcelain Mythical Sin-you, China

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Stylized from the Chinese chimerical creature, this is a Sin-you (aka Chiai Tung, Hiai Chai) known in Chinese and other East Asian cultures.  It’s appearance is similar to that of a Qilin, but a bit more imposing.  Look at those intense eyes . . . burning into whomever… Continue reading

Huge Jade Unicorn or Sin-you, China

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This is a huge, 78-pound stunning piece that is either a Chinese unicorn with styling from the Ming Dynasty or a Sin-you that is symbolic of justice and truth.  Sin-you’s are mythological creatures from East Asia.    Hand carved from nephrite and was in a private home… Continue reading
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