Antique Chinese Qing dynasty hollow repousse ox chime with I Ching trigram and carnelian bead pdvs602
Antique Chinese Qing dynasty hollow repousse ox chime with I Ching tri
Antique Chinese Qing dynasty hollow repousse ox head soft chime. Similar design front and back. There is an I Ching Trigram on the top of the head. Very soft chime. Very quiet if used as a pendant. Attached to cord with carnelian bead and Pang knot. Amulet is 1" x 3/4" x 3/4". The ox is one of the Zodiac animals and typifies abundance, strength, fertility and marital bliss. The Trigram is for fire. This is an antique piece from the dynasty that fell in 1911. In the 1970s to the mid 1980s, Chinese workers added beads, cords and chains to these Qing Dynasty artifacts.The components of this pendant would have been parts of larger ritual or ceremonial pieces during the dynasty period. For the most part the beads and knots attached to this amulet were added during this period. This piece came from the estate of a dealer who acquired many of these artifacts. They have become increasingly rare and today, some reproductions of much poorer quality are being produced.