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Jade Fine Nephrite Medicine Gourd Pendant with Guardian Animal 4
- 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 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 5/8" x 2" x 5/8"
- Highly skilled Traditional Artisan hand carving from China.