Previous Item | Gallery6 | Soo Tze Oriental Antiques Home | Next Item
Contact Soo Tze Oriental Antiques

Soo Tze Oriental Antiques

4. demon personifications of the 12 year cycle of the calendar
6 x 7 cm (2 3/8" x 2 3/4")

demon personifications of the 12 year cycle of the calendar

Tibetan astrology is linked to the Chinese calendar, with five elements and 12 zodiac animals making a 60 year cycle. Each year is classified as masculine or feminine. In both Tibet and Mongolia the creatures personifying the zodiac years may also represent malignant demons.

A Mongolian composite zodiac figure - a demonic personification of the 12 year cycle of the calendar - red horse and a snake riding on a red horse, text to reverse.



all text & images © Soo Tze Oriental Antiques
Previous Item | Gallery6 | Soo Tze Oriental Antiques Home | Next Item
Contact Soo Tze Oriental Antiques