Jasper Ruyi sceptre

Tags: jasper | Qing dynasty | ruyi

This jasper Ruyi is one of a pair; both are carved from an entire jasper. The head of this artifact has longevity patterns, the middle lotus and ribbon patterns, and the end twin persimmons and intertwined lotus. The patterns on this Ruyi symbolize wish come true and wealth, fortune, and longevity. 

Ruyi, jasper
39.4x7.3 cm / Thickness: 3.6 cm / Weight: 551.5g
Qing Dynasty

National Museum of History