Please note: there is some age-induced verdigris on the figure i. A bright bluish-green encrustation or patina formed on copper or brass by atmospheric oxidation, consisting of copper carbonate. "Liocheles Australasiae" and "Isometrus Maculatus" are the only two species of scorpions found in Japan, specifically in its southern chain of islands, usually referred to as "Ryukyu Island". Scorpions are a symbol of both power and destruction and are one of the most feared creatures in the world. They possess potent venom that can paralyze, kill, or even dissolve the tissue in their prey's body.
Their sting is lethal to humans and they can survive even when submerged underwater for 10 minutes. They're persistent, stealthy killers that will stop at nothing to get what they want. The scorpion has been used as a spiritual representation for many people throughout history and is said to be an omen of impending doom and misfortune.
The scorpion meaning may represent stubbornness or persistence but also determination, leadership, passion, and vitality. In Japanese culture, the scorpion is considered a symbol of great strength. It's also what they use to make the special armor called Kabutowari which is made up of jointed plates that are shaped like a scorpion shell and used for protection against arrows or other weapons during battle.It was believed in feng shui, however, that having this animal nearby would bring bad luck because it represented death by way of poisoning someone- much like how many people feel when others keep "poking" at them long after they've had enough! This could be why you find so few depictions of art or tattoos depicting them among Buddhist traditions. They were seen as so dangerous in fact, that only black magic users chose to have these creatures depicted on their person instead of symbols representing something else that was much more positive. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Netsuke". The seller is "cosmic_goods" and is located in this country: US.
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