Sui Dynasty Jade Shaman Deities
Coming Up For Auction On: July 30th, 2011 Here: Elite Decorative Arts (Estimate: $45,000.00 – $55,000.00)
At only 3 1/2″ tall these Shaman figures still stand tall in the world of Asian Collectibles…Soft and easy features, but by that I do not mean to suggest that these figures were easy to carve, because they were not. Even today carving jade is a difficult and time consuming process, and as many as 1500 years ago when these four Shaman Figures were carved, the process was even more arduous.
These 4 Nephrite Jade Shaman Figures are thought to represent the four deities who stand at the four poles of existence…and with them an early Shaman was thought to be able to enter a dual reality – at one with the four directions…monitoring the winds of change.
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