|From the Chinese Kunlun mountains.|
This piece recently found its way into my possession. It's from the Kunlun mountains in China. It's called Jade but it's really a rock. To me, the carving is exquisite of the winged horse running through the clouds.
White horses have a special significance in the mythologies of cultures around the world. In China it's associated with the Tang Dynasty as a dragon horse, with the tail of a snake. The Chinese Pegasus.
The mystery and intrigue of the Kunlun Mountains add excitement to the piece. The mountains are about 1,600 miles long and also run through Tibet and Tajikistan. Several rivers run through it including the Black and also the White Jade Rivers.
The Kunlun Goddess is the highest mountain in the chain. And that's where the intrigue begins.
The most important fact for me is that the Queen of Sheba, who willingly vacated the throne for her son Solomon, spent a lot of time in the Chinese mountains where it is said that she gained enlightenment. Maybe forgiveness, too. As I always state, leave it to the Jesuits to properly record history. And they did. There was a Queen Mother of the West, Xiwangmu, as stated in a fascinating book called the Kebra Nagast – which details the linage of King Solomon and the Ark of the Covenant. The Jesuits record states that both Queens are one in the same. What's more, their records prove it.
There's a lot of mythology about the mountains. That the Queen Mother of the West owns the mountains. That King Mu rides eight steeds that run 10,000 miles a day. That the colliding of the two continental plates created holographs in the jade. The Eye of God.
Kunlun jade is even part of the War of Legends game. The item is required for obtaining the Twin Dragon Sword among other aspirations.
The piece shown has no monetary value. But it could increase because of an extraction ban and the use of Geermu jade as the backside of the medals for the Olympic Games of 2008 in Beijing. I don't know for sure. No one does. But aren't the facts awesome?
To me, the lore and the legend that the white rock contains is captivating. Who knows, maybe the Queen's Enlightenment will ooze into my consciousness the longer I keep it next to me. I can only hope.