To the Chinese, the Imperial Dragon or Lung, is considered to be the primary of four benevolent spiritual animals, the other three being the phoenix, the unicorn and the tortoise. Having unrivaled wisdom and power the dragon symbolized the Emperors of China themselves, who were actually called dragons. Hsi, China’s first emperor, was said to have a dragon’s tail. Shen nung, his successor was supposed to have been fathered by a dragon. The Chinese Emperor sat on a dragon throne, rode in a dragon boat and slept in a dragon bed. To distinguish the Chinese Imperial Dragon from all other dragons, only the Imperial Dragon bore five claws.
There are approximately 3,000pieces of gem opal = 33 carats in this piece.
This piece measures 410mm x 4mm x 410mm (unframed) Can be framed on request at an additional charge.
Imperial Dragon was created in six weeks
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The design of an image is etched into 4mm thick black glass. The etching is embedded with Lightning Ridge, gem quality black opal that has been selected and cut for its brilliance and lustre. The finished piece is then framed and when mounted on a wall or perhaps a bench top with lighting directed on it, the image comes to life! A truly beautiful spectacular masterpiece.
All of Jenadors works of art and jewellery pieces are created in her studio in Australia.
Jenador exhibits her art Internationally, her works are the only known creations of this nature in the world and are investment, collector pieces sold with a certificate of authenticity.