2021 Year of the Ox Seal
Size: H5.5cm x 2cm x 2cm
A hardworking water buffalo takes a well-deserved wallow. Sculpted in pewter, on a soapstone plinth.
Folk tales recount the oriental zodiac's origins with the story of the Great Race, called by the deity the Jade Emperor to assign each year in the 12-year cycle an animal in the order they reached him by crossing a river. First past the post was the Rat, then the Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Ram, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig.
About the collection
The Ox is the second sign of the Chinese zodiac. Those born in the Year of the Ox (1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021) share the character traits of tolerance, determination, a decisive nature and trust in others.