This is a fine antique carving of Wen Tianxiang from 1970s China. Carved from a solid piece of rough Malachite from the Urals Mountains of Russia, fine details show his calm demeanor. Consisting of gem-quality Malachite, the stone has not been treated or dyed in any way. Wen Tianxiang was a scholar and general in the last years of the Song Dynasty.For his resistance to Kublai Khan's Mongolian invasion and his refusal to yield to their dynasty despite being captured and tortured, he is a symbol of patriotism and in China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. Upon his capture, he was offered a position in the next court if he would order his armies to surrender. He was ultimately executed for his unwavering loyalty to the Song Dynasty. One of the quotes attributed to him is "All men are mortal, but my loyalty will illuminate the annals of history forever".
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Thank you very much and best wishes! Add a map to your own listings. The item "Natural Malachite Wen Tianxiang Carving, Hero of the Song Dynasty" is in sale since Monday, August 15, 2016. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Figurines & Statues".
The seller is "twankeeco" and is located in San Francisco, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.