A large cinnabar pendant depicting a budding lotus. Excellent craftsmanship and great details throughout. Verso is plain (see pix).
The budding lotus represents the heart waking to enlightenment.
What we currently call cinnabar actually consists of layers of resin that have been carved or, more often, pressed or stamped with designs that are typically Asian in motif. This pendant is high-quality pressed cinnabar with a light shine.