About this item
- Official licensed.
The rabbit’s gentle demeanour embodies compassion and a noble modesty. Sculpted in pewter, on a soapstone plinth.
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.