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Qian Qiu Tile End 千秋瓦当

Qian Qiu Tile End
Pottery Designs from the Western Han Dynasty 西汉 206 BC - 8 AD

A simple statement of "A Thousand Years" says it all. Longevity and good wishes for a long and happy life. It is one of the standard birthday greetings today.

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Last update: September 2013
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