Two Well-Travelled Motifs: Three Hares And Cintamani: Part Two, Cintamani

THE SYMBOL OF THE TRIPLE-DOTS or CINTAMANI can also be seen as representing the Holy Trinity and, like the "Three Hares" symbol, is at home in Christian churches as it is in ancient Buddhist temples.  Parallel to the story of the circuitous route of the "Three Hares" motif and its transformation, the story of the cintamani is another enduring decoration that has travelled great distances in time, space and cultures.

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