GOLDEN SNUB-NOSED MONKEY - 6.5x6.5 inches $185.00 (SOLD)
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Highlighted Species: Rhinopithecus roxellana
The travels and adventures of the Monkey King, Sun Wukong, are best known from the 16th century book, “Journey to the West”. He is a trickster god, born whole and springing from a rock.
At first he went to live among the monkeys of the forest, and quickly attained status as their king when he proved his bravery by jumping from the great height of a waterfall. With the monkeys behind him, he lead them in exploits and mischief, gaining for himself in that time chain mail armor, cloud-walking boots, and a magical 8-ton staff.
But his pranks and stubborness escalated with his fame, and eventually he decided to challenge the Jade Emperor. This infuriated the Jade Emperor, and Sun Wukong was imprisoned under a mountain to reflect upon his misdeeds.
After 500 years, he was finally freed by a Buddhist monk, and he became the monk’s bodyguard. Over the course of their westward journey, he underwent a spiritual transformation from an empty and ignorant monkey, to an enlightened king.
Size: 6 x 6 inches