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Interesting findings & case studies on commonly misunderstood and mystery images

Have you ever seen such an image and wondered why a young man is holding a shoe and kneeling down in front of an old man? Is there any historical event relating to the shoe and such scene? Read on to see how Dr Yibin Ni deciphers the figures and stories for you.

Book is a symbol of education or examinations.

Peony is a symbol of wealth and prestige.

The motif combination of book and peony sends a message to the receiver ‘You may become rich by receiving good education!’

 

Related Pun Picture:                                 

May you couple live a harmonious life and enjoy prestige 并蒂双贵

 

Related motif:

Peony 牡丹花