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Jade Nephrite Medicine Gourd Pendant with Guardian Animal Pendant 3
- Jade Nephrite Medicine Gourd Pendant with Guardian Animal figure in rare naturally occurring stripe layered with four different vibrant tones of rich green hues and some areas of rare lavender colors.
- Bottle Gourd images represent Protection Against Disease and 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.
- Measures approx. 2 1/8" x 1 7/8" x 5/8"
- Highly skilled Traditional Artisan hand carving from China.