Nephrite Jade Fine Nephrite Medicine Gourd Pendant with Guardian Animal

$ 128.00
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  • Measures approx. 2 1/8" x 1 3/4" x 1/2"
  • Fine Jade Medicine Gourd pendant with Guardian Animal figure in rare naturally occurring stripe layered with four different vibrant tones of rich green hues.
  • Bottle Medicine Gourds represent magical amulets for Longevity, Protection Against Disease and are believed to Ward off Evil Spirits.
  • In traditional Chinese Medicinal Arts, medicines were carried in bottle gourds.
  • Jade has always had a very special significance in Asia, comparable with that of Gold and Diamonds in the West. Today, this gemstone is regarded as a symbol of the good, the beautiful, and the precious. In folklore, Jade embodies the Confucian virtues of wisdom, justice, compassion, modesty and courage, yet it also symbolizes the female-erotic. Jade is also believed to be a lucky stone, and encourages good health and prosperity. It is rumored that slipping a piece of Jade under one's pillow can enhance dreams.
    • Highly skilled Traditional Artisan hand carving from China.