These are stone shards of what was once a statuette of some sort. Oddly, they give the impression of pulsing with life.
This statuette, carved during the brief reign of Mogu emperor Kang, was part of an experiment to bind Quilen servants in small stones. This experiment was abandoned as the Quilen thus bound were greatly diminished in power and thus deemed unworthy.
Hotfix (2012-09-28):The Quilen Statuette now has an item level of 463 (was 384).