Jade Deer (鹿) Carving (Myanmar / Burma)

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Jade Deer (鹿) Carving (Myanmar / Burma)

Mineral: Jade var. Jadeite

Origin: Myanmar (Burma)

Color: Light Green and Orange

Treatment: None

Approximate dimensions: 4.1cm x 4.1cm x 1cm

Weight: 31g

Note: Does NOT stand on it's own.


10% of this purchase will be donated to The Biodiversity and Nature Conservation Association (BANCA)


The deer is not included in the Chinese zodiac but does feature in paintings. It symbolizes longevity and riches as deer were believed to live to a great age. 

 Lù means ‘good fortune’ and ‘government salary’ and  lù is also another word for ‘precious jade’. The god of longevity is often depicted with a deer which is reputed to be able to locate the herbs of immortality. Because of the association with longevity stag's horns were ground up and used in traditional chinese medicine.

There is a popular legend about devotion to parents concerning deer. The legend tells the story of Zhou Yanzi  whose father grew sick and the only cure to his illness was deer’s milk, so Zhou Yanzi disguised himself as a deer by covering himself with a deer's skin and joined a herd so he could milk a doe. This act made him one of the 24 examples of devotion to parents often portrayed in paintings and on porcelain.



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