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An inlaid silver tray with what is possibly a Buddhist symbol

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    The word 大吉 (good luck) is embedded in the graphic
    – Tang Ho
    Mar 28 at 14:30
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    Yes, and as for the graphics, 大吉 is embedded in a bottle gourd which ordinarily is used as a vessel for containing water or wine, or in Taoist mythology for containing or capturing malevolent spirits. In this case, however, it is used to "suck in" and "capture" "Good Luck" which all those wriggly lines represent. So it is Taoist not Buddhist. Mar 29 at 14:34
  • I thought about 吉 too. It's just that the top part of 吉 is 士, not 土.
    – joehua
    Mar 30 at 11:35
  • Thanks to you both. Apr 1 at 14:46


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