Subject:Re: Inscription Chinese Jade Snuff Bottle
Posted By: I.Nagy Sat, Apr 25, 2020
Dear China Doll,
Under the images of the 12 zodiac animals their corresponding Chinese characters are written, and above them you can see the corresponding Eight Trigrams (Bagua 八卦), each consisting three lines, each line either broken or unbroken, respectively representing yin and yang.
Reading and translation of the other side,
(To)Mountain Devils !
Thunderbolt kills ghosts, drops evil spirits
cuts off demons, cleans wizards for ever,
and protects the most exalted Lord Lao*
like a legal imperial order
Office of Thunder
* Lord Lao is a Taoist deity, identified with Laozi (老子）