This Monkey is approx 4cm (1.6") A cold cast bronze piece.
2016 is Red Fire Monkey Year in the Chinese calendar!
The Monkey is depicted as a mischievous figure. The monkey asks us to contemplate what we say, how we say it. In other words, take a moment to objectively consider how you present yourself to others and to the world.
Monkeys also symbolise:
As a symbol of the Chinese Zodiac the general image of people in this zodiac sign is of always being smart, clever and intelligent, especially in their career and wealth. They are lively, flexible, quick-witted and versatile. In addition, their gentleness and honesty bring them an everlasting love life. Although they were born with enviable skills, they still have several shortcomings, such as an impetuous temper and a tendency to look down upon others.
A Monkey is enthusiastic, self-assured, sociable, innovative.
The Years of the Monkey include 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028.
Each totem will be slightly different in appearance and tone - this is a natural consequence of the process of casting and hand finishing of each piece.
My totem figures are shipped with a protective pouch.