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Stone Dimension (LxWxH): 1 11/16" x " x 3 3/16"
Imprint Dimension (LxW): 1 " x ")
This handsome marbled soap stone with ivorys, greys and caramels is etched with 3 sheep atop a mountain.
The number 3 is masculine (as are all uneven numbers in Chinese culture). Having 3 sheep pictured together symbolizes the "three yangs", also known as the 3 months of spring. Spring is a time in which the male element matures and also represents happiness and success. Mountains hold vast and varying significance in Chinese culture and are considered very important because they ensure cosmic order and permanence. In traditional folklore, mountains are the place that clouds and rain form, that gods and spirits dwell and where the Yin (female) and Yang (male) spirits unite.