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2020 Year of the Rat Seal

Product code 016339

Size H5.5cm x 2.5cm x 2.5cm



  • USD $30.00

A lively rodent, sculpted in pewter, surveys the year ahead. Commission a specialist to carve your mark in the soapstone as a personal seal, or enjoy as is as an engaging ornament.

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 Rat is the first animal in the Chinese zodiac. Those born in the Year of the Rat (1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020) share the character traits of wit, imagination and curiosity, and are considered dependable, determined and believers in lifelong alliances.