Category Archives: Mythology

Latest Acquisitions: Chinese Jade Stone Artifacts

Over 60 Beautiful and Exquisite Asian Jade Stone Statues Have Been Added To Our Collection! Sadigh Gallery’s latest acquisitions includes various Chinese jade sculptures such as discs, musical instruments, statues of various symbolic and mythological creatures such as Dragons and … Continue reading

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Sadigh Gallery: Fertility Idols Collection

Mother goddess is a term used to refer to a goddess who represents motherhood, fertility, creation, or who embodies the bounty of the Earth. The statuettes used in representing mother goddesses are referred to as Fertility idols. They were made … Continue reading

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Brief History of Persia Pt. 1: Achaemenid Empire

The Achaemenid Persian Empire, 550-330 BC, (sometimes referred to as the First Persian Empire) ushered in a new era in the history of the ancient Near East. For the first time, nations from the Nile to the Indus with different … Continue reading

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Sadigh Gallery’s Ancient Egyptian Scarabs

http://sadighgalleryegypt.com Heart scarabs were once placed on the throat, chest, or heart of the mummy. Some were worn by the deceased on a necklace, or mounted in gold settings as a pectoral. Heart scarabs provided the bearer with the assurance … Continue reading

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Athenian Coins

Coins issued by certain cities or empires took the leading role in dictating which coins were readily acceptable for trade in the Mediterranean lands. One such city was Athens, which established the ‘Attic standard’ that was to be adopted later … Continue reading

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Sadigh Gallery’s Asian Jade Collection

The slide below is a preview of some of the Chinese Jade artifacts we have in our collection. The appeal of Jade to the ancient Chinese was due to its toughness, luster, multiplicity of colors and the transformation it underwent … Continue reading

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Pu Tai, The Laughing Buddha

The Laughing Buddha emerged from Chinese folktales of the 10th century. The original stories of the Laughing Buddha centered on a Ch’an monk named Ch’i-t’zu, or Qieci, from Fenghua, in what is now the province of Zhejiang. Ch’i-t’zu was an … Continue reading

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