I need help with this large piece of Obsidian
July 31, 2017 1:51pm CST
I have had this interesting piece of Obsidian for some time. I am curious about the engraving. It appears to be Chinese or Japanese. Would any mylotters be able to help me understand what the symbols are or what they say? I believe that I can load only one photo.
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2 Aug 17
It's because in Chinese speaking it is different from writing it and much more this one was written in calligraphy or the artistic form of writing since it's an art piece of some kind probably intended for decor. It's a character.
1 Aug 17
Just to update you, it's a Chinese character for " love " nothing special, just something written or etched in wood or stone. I hate to disappoint you but it might not be worth anything cause he told me it's written in modern character not old or ancient, it's what my good friend has to say but of course you could always get a secone opinion
31 Jul 17
My guess is it's a garden fengshui rock, that has a message like health, long life etc.... I need to ask some questions if I may. Are those edges like a broken piece? What is the provenance? Y ou see Chinese writing or calligraphy is different from their language unlike in English and Chinese calligraphy share many similarities or identical characters with the Japanese ( this is when it comes to writing) I have a Chinese friend in the mainland who is good in calligraphy, I'll ask him tomorrow if he can decipher this one, let's keep our fingers crossed lol