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Three sages of T'ai Chi, Chinese, 17th or 18th century. The three sages are depicted surrounded by symbols of long life and immortality (tree, deer, peach). In the centre is the Yin-Yan symbol. Derived from Shalin martial arts and Taoism, T'ai Chi ensures the circulation of the universal energy 'chi'.
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