Woman fox with 9 tails
kyubi no kitsune,
obsidian eye celeste of high quality from Mexico,
Extraordinary unique piece craft.
As a gemologist graduated from the National Institute of Gemmology (ING), Paris, France. All our materials are expertized and certified by us.
Part comes with its custom wooden base.
Size of room 24cm high with plinth, 20cm obsidian alone
Weight of 4,782 kilos
Video of the sculpture visible via this link
The Fox Woman is a recurring Chinese character in Pu Songling's tales, titled Liozhai zh-y
It is a fox that transforms into a charming and pleasant girl to seduce the heroes the woman-fox is described as a spirit sometimes dangerous, sometimes beneficent.
The nine-tailed fox, called Gumiho (구미호) in Korean, Kyuubi (九) in Japanese or Jiuweihu (九狐) in Chinese, is a very special fox of Asian folklore and has almost always been described as an evil entity. In Korea in particular, there are many tales about him; it is said that a fox that lives a thousand years can then transform into Gumiho, a demonic being who has the ability to change his external appearance, usually into a beautiful young woman with the intention of seducing men and finally eating their liver and heart!
In Japan, the nine-tailed fox is part of the so-called Kitsune, supernatural spirits in the form of foxes. Some tales tell that these Kitsune can have up to nine tails and they would develop a new one every hundred years. As a result, the more tails a Kitsune has, the older and more powerful it is. The most powerful nine-tailed foxes might even have the power to see and hear everything that is going on in the world.
In Chinese mythology, it is believed that all things are capable of acquiring human forms, magical powers and immortality, provided that the Moon and Sun provide them with enough energy, in certain forms, such as the breath or the essence of man.
The spirits of foxes found in tales and legends are usually women who appear as young and beautiful. In Chinese mythology, one of the fox spirits that had the worst reputation was Daji depicted in the novel Ming The Investiture of the Gods (Funshen y-ny). This is the daughter of a very beautiful general who was forcibly married to the cruel tyrant Zhou Xin. The spirit of a nine-tailed fox that has been in the service of the goddess Nuwa, whom Zhou Xin had offended, takes possession of the wife's body, expelling Daji's true soul. With her new husband the spirit, in the guise of Daji, imagines all the possible cruelties and invents many ways of torturing, for example forcing the officials of integrity to seize metal pillars worn in red. Such cruelties led to the revolt of many people, including former generals of Zhou Xin themselves, revolted and fought against the Shang dynasty, that of Zhou Xin. Finally, King Wen of Zhou, one of the vassals of Shang, founded a new dynasty named after his country. The spirit of the fox in Daji's body is later driven out by Jiang Ziya, the first head of government of the Zhou dynasty, and his spirit condemned by Nuwa herself for her excessive cruelty.
In Korea, the Gumiho is still considered an evil creature that wants to suck up the vital energy of men. For this, the Gumiho use a pearl named 여우구슬 (Yeowu Guseul), literally the pearl of the fox. This pearl would contain all the power of the creature and bring knowledge and intelligence to human beings who would accept to swallow it. The Gumiho, transformed into beautiful women, usually offer this pearl to power-hungry men by kissing them, a pearl that will then absorb their vital energy and that will serve the fox's thirst when the fox recovers it.
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