rare, netsuké dragon Ao Yu, water dragon half carp half dragon (description below)
Deer antler entirely carved by hand by a master craftsman specialized in the carving and painting of netsukes in deer antlers.
The deer antler is of course harvested at the fall of these once a year in spring.
Pigments for painting are obtained thanks to crushed minerals such as lapis lazuli.
Rare and unique piece for collector
Netsuke dimension: 86mm long by 29mm high by 24mm thick
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DRAGON AO YU
In Chinese mythology, then Far Eastern, Aoyu is a carp mutant dragon, has the body of a fish and the head of a dragon. Symbol of progression in a whole new world, signifying the beginnings of a glorious future and immortality.
Aoyu loves to swallow fire as well as wind and rain, and it is for this reason that his representations are placed at the top of the roofs as a magical protection against fire.
Aoyu is an auspicious symbol commonly seen in temples and shrines, protecting these structures from calamities.
Traditionally, one wears one's self-representation for the same reasons of protection.
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