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Exhibition shows ancient China's lock culture

(chinadaily.com.cn) Updated:2018-03-19


A four-stringed Chinese lute pipa-shaped lock (Qing Dynasty) is topped with a seven emerald-adorned lotus seedpod and the main part of the lock is engraved with an image of five bats (meaning good fortune in China) flying around a Chinese character "寿" (meaning longevity in English). [Photo/xmnn.cn]

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