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Stone Dimension (LxWxH): 2 " x 1 3/8" x 3 5/8"
Imprint Dimension (LxW): 2" x 1 3/16"
This cream colored stone is marbled with playful ochre clouds, which appear more intensely on the back. Two goats are carved in high relief, standing under a pine tree on a mountainside.
Sheep is one of the 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac. It often symbolizes filial piety. The sheep is among the animals that people like most. It is gentle and calm. It is close to the meaning of good things. Pine trees often symbolize personal discipline and wisdom. They are greatly celebrated in Chinese culture for their ability to grow in difficult circumstances and their naturally majestic strength and longevity. Mountains hold vast and varying significance in Chinese culture; however, above all the varying interpretations, they hold a place of honor. In traditional folklore, mountains are the place that clouds and rain form, where gods and spirits dwell and where the Yin (female) and Yang (male) spirits unite in the form of mountains and water.