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Yan Nian Yi Shou Tile End
延年益寿瓦当
Pottery Designs from the Western Han Dynasty 西汉 206 BC - 8 AD

This is another example of the idiom Yannian Yishou 延年益寿 but in a different script. It means to make life longer or that something like a product will extend your life.







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Last update: September 2013
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