Eight Treasures

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The Eight Treasures (Chinese: ; pinyin: bǎo) are popular symbols in Chinese art.

While technically they may be any subset of the much longer list of the Hundred Treasures, there is a combination that is most popular.[1]

  1. the wish-granting pearl (baozhu 寳珠) or "flaming pearl"
  2. the double lozenges (fangsheng)
  3. the stone chime (qing)
  4. the pair of rhinoceros horns (xijiao)
  5. the double coins (shuangqian)
  6. the gold or silver ingot (ding)
  7. coral (shanhu)
  8. wish-granting scepter (ruyi 如意)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Terese Tse Bartholomew. Hidden Meanings in Chinese Art Hong Kong: Asian Art Museum-Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture. 2006 ISBN 0-939117-36-3