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Conch shell

Conch shell used as a mark on a Kangxi period plateThe Conch Shell is a symbol of royalty, dignity and high rank, the 'Sacred Lungs of Buddha' and spiritual authority. To the right; a Conch shell used as a mark on a Kangxi period plate.

It is also one of the Eight Buddhist Symbols.

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