divination compass

Wooden circular divining compass, luopan, for fengshui. Light brown and red Chinese inscriptions on black lacquer with a red rim and a white compass in centre covered by glass containing a black working hand. Red inscription on back of compass indicates the maker is Lin Jun-zhou, Hua Ji Workshop.

See Feuchtwang, Stephan, 1974. An Anthropological Analysis of Chinese Geomancy. Vientiane: Editions Vithagna. Part Two 'The indigenous model' explains the significance of the several rings and the symbols in them.

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