An Exceptional Archaic Jade Carving, Shang Dynasty Kneeling Figure. Very Scarce

An_Exceptional_Archaic_Jade_Carving_Shang_Dynasty_Kneeling_Figure_Very_Scarce_01_wk An Exceptional Archaic Jade Carving, Shang Dynasty Kneeling Figure. Very Scarce
An Exceptional Archaic Jade Carving, Shang Dynasty Kneeling Figure. Very Scarce
An Exceptional Archaic Jade Carving, Shang Dynasty Kneeling Figure. Very Scarce
An Exceptional Archaic Jade Carving, Shang Dynasty Kneeling Figure. Very Scarce
An Exceptional Archaic Jade Carving, Shang Dynasty Kneeling Figure. Very Scarce
An Exceptional Archaic Jade Carving, Shang Dynasty Kneeling Figure. Very Scarce
An Exceptional Archaic Jade Carving, Shang Dynasty Kneeling Figure. Very Scarce
An Exceptional Archaic Jade Carving, Shang Dynasty Kneeling Figure. Very Scarce
An Exceptional Archaic Jade Carving, Shang Dynasty Kneeling Figure. Very Scarce
An Exceptional Archaic Jade Carving, Shang Dynasty Kneeling Figure. Very Scarce
An Exceptional Archaic Jade Carving, Shang Dynasty Kneeling Figure. Very Scarce
An Exceptional Archaic Jade Carving, Shang Dynasty Kneeling Figure. Very Scarce

An Exceptional Archaic Jade Carving, Shang Dynasty Kneeling Figure. Very Scarce
THIS IS A ONE OF A KIND COLLECTORS ITEM, VERY SCARCE. AN EXCEPTIONAL ARCHAIC JADE CARVING, SHANG DYNASTY (CIRCA 1600 – 1046 BC). 4 cms high x 2 cms wide x 2.3 cms depth. THE SPATZ FAMILY JADE COLLECTION. Ancient Chinese carvings are often used as beads for good Luck. This is a very unique example. It’s more mythological than memorial in function – a ritual object related to a higher power. The piece protruding from his back looks like a fishtail, which would mean he’s a god or ghostlike figure. In the Shang Dynasty, you often saw depictions of humanlike figures with a dragon’s head or a fish’s tail. They are images of transformation. The kneeling position is common, but the tail is unique; it doesn’t repeat in thousands of objects that come later. Jade carries such weight in Chinese culture that every dynasty has used it. In the Chinese language, there are a few hundred words just to describe the qualities of jade, whether black, fine, small, or transparent. This figurine is an example of white and russet jade, so it has this feeling of translucency and softness. When you touch it, it’s extremely smooth, like silk. It’s been documented that there are only 5 like this worldwide. The piece of art is depicted with the face held high and looking almost upwards, the figure rendered kneeling with the body upright and the hands resting on the knees, portrayed with large eyes, a broad nose and a prominent chin, flanked by a pair of large ears, the arms, back and thighs of the figure. The delicately polished stone an attractive even tone with areas of russet coloration and occasional faint natural fissures. PLEASE VISIT MY STORE TO SEE THE JADE, PORCELAIN, ANTIQUE ROMAN GLASS, BRONZE, COIN COLLECTIONS, etc. AND FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME WITH ANY QUESTION. You will be amazed to find REAL TREASURES!! THE SPATZ FAMILY COLLECTIONS. ARCHAIC BRONZE, CHINESE AND JAPANESE PORCELAIN, ROMAN ANTIQUE GLASS ARTIFACTS, ANTIQUE CHINESE JADE, ANTIQUE MIDDLE EASTERN JEWELRY, COINS (MEDIEVAL AND COLONIAL, ANTIQUE USA AND WORLD COLLECTIONS), ONE OF A KIND HOME DECORATION VINTAGE AND ANTIQUES, ETC. ALSO, THE ORIGINAL ABSTRACT OIL AND ACRYLIC PAINTINGS BY SELF-TAUGHT ARTIST EVELYN SPATZ. The item “AN EXCEPTIONAL ARCHAIC JADE CARVING, SHANG DYNASTY KNEELING FIGURE. VERY SCARCE” is in sale since Saturday, August 28, 2021. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Figurines & Statues”. The seller is “larizzaenterprises” and is located in Los Angeles, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Primary Material: Jade
  • Color: White and russet
  • Chinese Dynasty: Good luck charm
  • Theme: Kneeling Chinese man
  • Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
  • Features: Handcarved
  • Height: 4 cms
  • Region of Origin: China

An Exceptional Archaic Jade Carving, Shang Dynasty Kneeling Figure. Very Scarce