Vermilion Phoenix SM
Size: H16cm x 10.5cm x 8.5cm
The Vermilion Phoenix guards the south. Said to resurrect itself in flames much like its counterpart in western mythology, the bird embodies the vigor of strong yang energy, representing summer, midday, and the element of fire. This steadfast creature of noble virtue is believed to attract advantageous opportunities and commercial success.
A spirited portrayal, demonstrating the grace and agility of the creature in dramatic style, Xu Xiao Yong’s phoenix launches powerfully skyward, tail feathers trailing the ground as its wings prepare to lift it higher. Cast in fine pewter.
About the collection
Xu Xiao Yong, lauded as one of China’s top sculptors, presents his interpretation of the Four Symbols, benevolent guardians of the cosmos.