# ITEM NO. 33362
Mammoth Ivory handcrafted Figurine “Sun Wukong Monkey King” Carving (33362)
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100% Genuine Mammoth ivory handcrafted “Sun Wukong Monkey King” figurine carving, size: 7″ x 5″ x 2-1/2″ (178 x 127 x 63mm). This carving is carved from the mammoth ivory tusk with in top quality. Our artisan used this tusk material to carve this carving. This carving is one-of-a-kind because of the shape of mammoth ivory tusk material. The carving is very detail and wonderful workmanship.
This item is 100% handmade. All materials we used are in good quality. It is a good choice for collectors. The whole carving including the wood stand is carved by our artisan with good quality mammoth ivory material. The carving is very detail and wonderful workmanship.
Sun Wukong, also known as the Monkey King, is a mythological figure who features in a body of legends, which can be traced back to the period of the Song dynasty. He appears as a main character in the 16th century Chinese classical novel Journey to the West. Sun Wukong is also found in many later stories and adaptations. In the novel, he is a monkey born from a stone who acquires supernatural powers through Taoist practices. After rebelling against heaven and being imprisoned under a mountain by the Buddha, he later accompanies the monk Xuanzang on a journey to retrieve Buddhist sutras from “the West”.
Sun Wukong possesses immense strength; he is able to lift his 13,500 jīn (7,960 kilograms (17,550 lb)) staff with ease. He is also extremely fast, able to travel 108,000 li (21,675 kilometres (13,468 mi)) in one somersault. (Note that this is more than half way around the world). Sun knows 72 transformations, which allow him to transform into various animals and objects; however, he is troubled in transforming into other forms, due to the accompanying incomplete transformation of his tail. Sun Wukong is a skilled fighter, capable of holding his own against the best warriors of heaven. Each of his hairs possess magical properties, capable of being transformed into clones of the Monkey King himself, and/or into various weapons, animals, and other objects. He knows spells to command wind, part water, conjure protective circles against demons, and freeze humans, demons, and gods alike.
One of the most enduring Chinese literary characters, Sun Wukong has a varied background and colorful cultural history. Sun Wukong’s origin is from the White Monkey legends from the Chinese Chu kingdom (700–223 BC), who revered gibbons and especially white-colored ones.These legends gave rise to stories and art motifs during the Han dynasty, eventually contributing to the rise of the Sun Wukong figure.Sun Wukong was initially developed as a Taoist immortal before being incorporated into Buddhist myths.He is also considered by some scholars to be influenced by elements of both Chinese folklore and the Hindu deity Hanuman from the Ramayana.
It comes with a delicate wood stand. It is good idea as a gift for yourself and someone special.
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