Jade pendant carved into a hand holding a lotus
28 x 21 x 7 mm, 8.5 grams
This translucent white jade was carved into one hand of Guanyin, a beloved Buddhist figure, holding a lotus that embodies wisdom, purity, and blessings. There are natural pores on the side and back, which are typical of high quality nephrite found in rivers.
Suzhou-style Jade Carving
Suzhou is one of the places of origin of Chinese jade carving. By the Tang dynasty (618-907), workshops of jade carving were established. By the Ming dynasty (1368-1644), Suzhou artisans became famous throughout the country. Suzhou-style jade carvings are mainly small pieces, most of which are vases, figures, flowers and animals. Traditional decorative workmanship was applied to the carvings, and the curios are exquisite and graceful.
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